You may have heard people using the words parcel and freight interchangeably when referring to delivered goods, but they are not the same.
Parcels are boxes individually labeled and shipped. On the other hand, freight refers to a number of boxes shipped together as a group. These two differ in many other aspects too.
While both may be equipped with transportation management software to ensure efficiency, when it comes to freight, routes may change every day based on the demand and supply. There is also less data that can help predict estimated time of arrivals. Parcel trucks, on the contrary, have a fixed calculated route. To maximize time and fuel efficiency, drivers stick to these routes every day; a calculated route changes only on rare occasions.
Freight is better for shipping that involves a collective weight of over 150 lbs. It’s also easier to ensure that a collection of boxes can arrive on the same day.
Loading and unloading freight pallets take longer than parcels. Filling up a whole truckload or shipping container, after all, will take longer than — for example — a maximum of ten parcels for a particular order. However, freight shipping services in Michigan ensure that large quantities are transported as quickly as possible, whether by land, water, or air.
For more information about shipping and deliveries, get in touch with one of your logistics service providers in Lake Orion, Michigan today. We at TForce Worldwide – DTW are ready to serve you at any time.