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Reduced Touchpoints

Refers to the practice of minimizing in the shipment and delivery process where cargo is moved, adjusted, or otherwise handled.
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What are Reduced Touchpoints?

Typically, the fewer touchpoints there are, the less likely your shipment is to get damaged or misplaced as it moves from container to truck to warehouse to more trucks. Each move risks damage or loss. 

Depending on what you consider to be the starting point of the shipment, full truckload services can have just two touchpoints:

  • Merchandise loaded into the trailer or onto a flatbed at the point of origin.
  • Merchandise is unloaded at the delivery destination.

Compared this to a vast majority of LTL shipping, which can have dozens of potential touchpoints, truckload shipping is viewed by many as the safer and more secure option.

Discover our extensive freight resources blog, where truckload shipping experts provide invaluable advice. Get the latest and most relevant educational shipping insights for achieving seamless and cost-effective operations. 

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