When using ground freight shipping, the two major types are less-than-truckload and full-truckload.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) refers to goods and commodities that do not fill up the entire truck. This allows for other shippers to join together to save more money for smaller shipments.
Full-truckload (FTL) is the opposite; an entire truck is dedicated to one shipper. FTL benefit shippers that need a dedicated space for high-value cargo and shorter transit time (LTL requires more time by transport from one truck to another).