LTL Trucking is short for Less than Truckload can involve a variety of freight such as cars, pallets, or light equipment. LTL Trucking may consist of refrigerated trucking, dry van, or flatbed trailers. The weight of an LTL can vary in weight from 150lbs to 20,000lbs. The process involves a LTL carrier combining several loads onto one trailer. This generally requires longer transit times than a full truck load. LTL cost considerable less than a full truck load. LTL also can involve the use of rail and air shipping. It is also similar to the process that parcel carriers use. However many LTL carriers require a minimum weight in order to begin the shipping process.