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What’s the difference between freight and transportation?

What's the difference between freight and transportation?

The main difference between transportation and freight forwarding is that freight typically refers to the transportation of goods, whereas transportation can also be goods, but is more typically people. Through this guide, we’ll look at the definitions of both freight and transportation, and the benefits of how both can help you.

What does transportation mean?

Transportation involves the shipment of both materials and people – involving the physical movement of items and beings. This can typically involve transport such as private vehicles, trains, buses, trams, car-pooling and more. 

What is freight forwarding?

Freight forwarding refers to the process of transporting goods, cargo and commodities internationally. This process is completed by land, sea or air – typically transported by truck, train, ship or plane. Other examples of freight include:

  • Truck loads (TL)
  • Full truckload (FTL)
  • Less than truckload (LTL)
  • Partial truckload (PTL)
  • Rail freights
  • Air freights
  • International shipping
  • Expedited freights
  • Intermodal

Benefits of freight forwarding.

There are a number of benefits to consider when using a freight
forwarding service, such as Lesters Logistics. These include:

  • Saves on shipping costs
  • Punctual freight
  • Reliable reputable carriers
  • Safely shipped packages 

Freight is a shipping method which is more commonly used for goods, but both freight and transportation are used to move things from one place to another. A freight forwarding company, such as Lesters Logistics, will complete this process seamlessly. Learn more about our transport and logistics service online now – as well as exploring our range of packaging products. Get in touch with Lesters Logistics to find out more about the difference between transportation and freight now.