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Dry van services with assets positioned to provide capacity and coverage across a large portion of the lower 48 states.
Time sensitive? No problem. We have over 150 driver teams ready to respond to your needs from coast to coast.
Non-asset based solutions combined with an asset based platform to provide a powerful network for handling your needs.
Our regional network of drivers offers you consistent, reliable service for routes within 500 miles.
Services including dry van, team/solo or slip-seat, local delivery, yard jockey services, LTL linehaul, and power only.
We’ve partnered with numerous Mexican carriers so your freight doesn’t have to be transloaded.
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There are over 1200 company trucks in our fleet bolstered by a additional power-units from our brokerage when needed. Our trucks are equipped with a variety of safety systems to ensure the safety of your freight and everyone else on the road.
We have over 3000 trailers located at key points around our operating region to ensure assets are available when you need them. We also have a trailer replenishment program in place where we continually cycle out older trailers for new trailers each year.
Our fleet is equipped with technology to help meet your priorities as a customer: up-to-date location tracking and bearing of your freight, integration with our operations systems to ensure your freight is delivered on time, and a variety of safety systems to ensure your freight arrives safe and secure.
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Partnered with C-TPAT since its inception in 2001
Being a part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is our commitment to help secure the international supply chain and protect our country’s security.
PTL has the maximum SmartWay score of 1.25!
At PTL, we are committed to improving the environmental performance of our company to provide a cleaner, more efficient means for transporting your freight.
Member of Women in Trucking
PTL believes in building a more diverse workforce. We are committed to hiring and retaining women as professional drivers in 2018.
Allied with Truckers Against Trafficking
We want to end human trafficking. That’s why we provide our drivers with training on how to recognize and report potential cases of human trafficking.
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PASCHALL TRUCK LINES, INC. 2018
3443 U. S. HIGHWAY 641 S., PO BOX 1080, MURRAY, KY 42071
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Partial truckload shipping
What is Partial load shipping?
A partial truck load (PTL) or Load to Ride (LTR) is the type of shipment that takes up a significant space inside the truck without filling it entirely, and usually has a very little weight. Partial load shipping falls between FTL and LTL.
Similarly, to full truckload shipping , PTL shipping is transported faster because it is delivered in the same truck from which it was loaded.
This is also the reason why some shippers are willing to pay the price for FTL even though they don’t have enough volume to fill a trail.
When to choose FTL services
Full truckload shipping is the most appropriate way of transport if:
- Have more volume than the one required by LTL shipping, but it is still too little for a full truckload;
- Have a shipment that is not necessarily heavy;
- Need a faster transit time – PTL is not sorted in all the distribution terminals so there are fewer stops along the way;
- Want a secure transportation – PTL requires less loading and reloading of the freight, making the transportation safer.
PTL shipping rates
Partial truckload shipping is generally an affordable option because the cost of transportation is split between many shippers. Shippers turn to PTL solutions when their volume is not enough to fit an entire truck trail. The final cost of a partial truckload shipping is calculated based on:
The type of freight shipped – items are priced differently if there are any time-sensitive or if they are fragile or delicate shipments;
- The distance between the point of pick-up and point of delivery;
- The delivery options– guaranteed services and expedite deliveries are more expensive than standard deliveries;
- Accessorial/additional services – extra charges may apply for anything that goes beyond the typical dock-to-dock or business-to-business pick-up and delivery. These cases are usually: pick-ups and deliveries done at residential places which are not easily accessible, or loading that requires the handling with a forklift.
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Eurosender has a strong connection with carriers that offer a wide range of freight shipping services.
We have helped many businesses with a low volume of shipments to transport their freight at a low cost. Tell us what your needs are and we can find the right shipping solution for you.
Preparation and handling of a PTL transport
PTL transport is the perfect solution for shippers with a low-density freight and who are looking for fast deliveries.
Shipments sent through partial load mode of transport are less prone to damages because the freight is handled less. However, the way the freight is packaged plays a significant role in assuring a safe transport.
Shipments placed on pallets, corrugated shipping containers, and wooden crates are the most common packaging methods used. The preparation for a PTL shipping is not any different from the FTL shipping, described in the dedicated section.
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