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Truckload vs. LTL vs. Intermodal: When (and How) to Use Each Mode

Truckload, LTL and Intermodal are the most common modes of surface transportation — every shipper with truckload freight in their supply chain should have at least some blend of these other two modes.

Though similar, there are important differences between each mode that every supply chain should understand for optimal success. Join these Coyote experts as they outline what to expect when shipping OTR, a few pallets, or over the rail.


Sara McQuilkin, VP of Sales (Coyote Logistics)

Colin Shammo, Director of Intermodal Operations (Coyote Logistics)

Kait Parker, VP of LTL Operations (Coyote Logistics)

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Fundamentals of Truckload, LTL and Intermodal
  • What to prepare for when shipping freight on the rail
  • Basics of LTL pricing
  • When to use what mode and how to have an effective multi-modal logistics strategy

This session is brought to you by Coyote Logistics: a leading global third-party logistics provider that combines a diverse, centralized transportation marketplace matching more than 10,000 shipments every day. Coyote offers a comprehensive multi-modal solutions portfolio — including truckload, less than truckload (LTL) and intermodal — with data intelligence and market insights to help empower our customers' business growth in a rapidly changing world. For more information about Coyote Logistics, visit