3PL, also known as third-party logistics, is the outsourcing of logistics functions such as distribution, fulfillment, and warehousing to a third party logistics provider. A 3PL such as Trekka Logistics provides a competitive edge for companies to pay only for the services required without the associated overhead costs.
Full truckload: FTL shipping is a direct method of shipping that involves buying all space on a dedicated truck.
Less than truckload: LTL is a cost effective option for shipments larger than parcel, but smaller than FTL. When a customer ships via less-than-truckload they pay only for the required portion of the truck.
Intermodal shipping is aptly named due to multiple modes of transport. Generally, this will include OTR and rail. A customer loads a dedicated trailer or container for a truck driver to pull to the rail yard. The container is then
loaded on a rail chassis for the next departing train. Upon arrival at the destination rail port the container is
loaded on a road chassis and a truck driver delivers to the consignee.
Crossdocking is a standard logistics practice where goods from one shipment are unloaded and stored on the loading dock for immediate loading to another carrier. This can include standard pallet in and out, shipment
consolidation and deconsolidation, and labeling or kitting.
Full container load: FCL shipping is a direct method of shipping that involves buying all space on a dedicated ocean shipping container.
Less than container load: LCL is a cost effective option for ocean shipments larger than parcel, but smaller than FCL. When a customer ships ocean via less-than-container load they pay only for the required portion of the