Transporting ground freight over short distances is known as drayage shipping. In freight forwarding drayage is typically used to describe the trucking service from an ocean port to a rail ramp, warehouse, or other destination.

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Transporting ground freight over short distances is known as drayage shipping. In freight forwarding drayage is typically used to describe the trucking service from an ocean port to a rail ramp, warehouse, or other destination.

Partial Truckload

When your shipment is too large for LTL but too small for full truckload, volume/partial truckload is the hybrid solution to fulfill your needs. Often overlooked, this mode of transportation is one of the fastest-growing in the freight management industry and PWL’s experienced customer care team is equipped to help you decide which to use based on the specifics of your freight.

If your shipment is larger than 6 skids, heavier than 5,000 lbs, or takes up 12-32 linear feet on a truck, this is the right mode of trucking for you.

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Volume truckload services are handled by LTL providers (FedEx Freight, UPS Freight, Conway, RL Carriers, etc.), and partial truckload services are handled by full truckload providers with extra hauling room on their trucks (Columbus Freight, Karjo Trucking, Orange Transport, etc.).

Benefits of Volume/Partial Truckload Shipping:

  • No Freight Classes: Shipments are rated by weight and desired linear feet of truck space, so freight class is not required for volume and partial truckload shipments. This alleviates any concerns about freight reclassification during shipment.
  • Better Prices: By paying only for the space your shipment requires, volume and partial truckload services can save your bottom line substantially. PWL team members will do all the legwork and research for you, so whether you choose volume or partial truckload, you can be sure that you are getting the best rate out there for your midsize shipment.

(LTL) Less than Truckload

Typical LTL (less than truckload) shipments,
measure along these lines

  • 6 standard size skid spots
  • 12 linear feet of truck
  • 10,000 lbs total weight
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With such a variety of carriers, services, and pricing options to choose from, the LTL logistics space can be tricky to navigate on your own. By trusting PWL to handle these services on your behalf, you are trusting a company backed by years of solid relationships with the best local, regional, and national LTL carriers. Even when transportation needs exceed typical dock-to-dock shipping, PWL offers rates for specialized services including hazmat, tradeshow, residential, liftgate, guaranteed delivery, notify prior to delivery, and more.

Partnered with PLS, PWL offers a proprietary transportation management system (TMS) to streamline the shipping process on one platform. With a few clicks, you can browse rates, schedule shipments, and oversee the entire process, from comparing initial quotes to ensuring final delivery.

Why choose PWL? Simple...

  • High buying power → High freight discount → HAPPY REPEAT CUSTOMERS
  • Access free, unlimited quotes online. 24/7/365
  • Manage your quotes, bookings and tracking for all carriers on one platform
  • Small, medium, and large companies supported
  • Experienced direct customer support
  • Ship to or from anywhere in the continental USA & Canada
  • Long-standing relationships with 90+ LTL regional and national carriers

Your one-stop shop for LTL

Intermodal Rail

An intelligent alternative to over-the-road shipping, intermodal trains can save on fuel costs by up to 400% when compared to truckload shipping. Less fuel consumed means less emissions released into the atmosphere, making for a cleaner and greener world. Keep more money in your company pocket, and start conserving more with PWL intermodal today.

Let PWL simplify intermodal shipping for your company. Established relationships with freight carriers and drayage partners lay a solid foundation for PWL’s expansive transportation network.

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High Capacity:

With access to more than 100,000 vans and containers, PWL boasts a vast array of intermodal options to meet your needs.

Innovative Technology:

Proprietary technology showcases all critical pieces of information regarding your intermodal shipment, maximizing accessibility, visibility and flexibility through the entire shipping process.

Unparalleled Service:

Through strategic alignment with rail partners, PWL’s pervasive North American network makes it simple to ship virtually anywhere in the United States and Canada.

Full Truckload

On average, the trucking industry collects $650 billion in revenue each year, about 5% of the U.S. GDP. With 3.2 million drivers and 1.3 million motor carriers operating in the States today, trucking accounts for roughly 70% of all freight transported in America. Understanding that the trucking industry is expected to grow by 21% in the next decade, PWL has positioned itself as a key player in that expansion through strategic partnerships with established freight carriers and customer care of the highest regard in every step of the logistics process.

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A full truckload carrier contracts the entire trailer capacity of a truck to a single customer. Whereas LTL shipments are unloaded and reloaded as necessary, full truckload orders are never handled en route, minimizing opportunities for freight damages along the way. PWL’s massive network of dependable full truckload carriers numbers more than 20,000. With access to a total fleet of over 100,000 trailers, PWL is your trusted source to safely and efficiently ship your freight across the U.S. and Canada.


When timeframes are tight and freight needs to move fast, PWL has you covered. Offering expedited shipping options, PWL’s services are tailored to custom-fit your unique business needs. With more than two decades of industry experience, PWL understands that long lead times can be a rare commodity. For that reason, PWL is continually developing infrastructure, enhancing systems, and optimizing technology. Start sprinting today with PWL.

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Expedited LTL Freight Benefits:

  • Move LTL shipments faster
  • One dedicated truck for LTL freight
  • Receive expedited quotes alongside regular freight quotes

Methods of Transportation

Panther, XPO, UPS Expedited, Hotline, FedEx Custom Critical, YRC Time Sensitive etc)

  • -Air
  • Ground
  • Expedited LTL
  • Team Drivers Full Truckload

PWL Expedited provides a single point of contact. What does that mean for you? Make one phone call, and your dedicated solution manager will handle the details of expediting your shipment. When your business grows, PWL ensures it goes. Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Be 100% confident in your time-critical shipments. PWL’s online tools provide visibility throughout the entire shipping process. With custom notifications and simple tracking features, you will always know exactly where your freight is and when it has arrived at its destination.