What is freight consolidation, and how does it work?

Freight consolidation commingles multiple LTL shipments from various shippers into a single truckload to create one large shipment headed for the same location. The shipper of each LTL shipment benefits from lower costs from the proration of TL rates, faster transit times, and reduced risks of damaged products via multiple handlings.

The order-to-delivery cycle improves since there is no need for smaller shippers to wait for orders to fill a TL to that destination before shipping or for LTL carriers to trap freight to build a more efficient drop or shipment.