Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2007.
Third Party Less-than-Truckload Service, FedEx
Many freight transport companies are offering
less-than-truckload (LTL) services to their customers. Such
shipments are generally composed of items of various sized
filling up specific orders that are usually not recurrent. On
the above photo, a FedEx (second largest LTL carrier in the
United States) truck is picking up cargo at concrete foundation
mold manufacturer in Kansas City. This shipment is likely bound
for a specific construction project.