Partial Truckload (PTL)

Access Reliable Capacity, Cost-Savings, and the Right Solution for Your Mid-Sized Freight

Leverage an extensive network, innovative technology, and 24/7 support from a trusted partner to get cost savings when shipping partial truckload freight.

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Get Supply Chain Advantages Through Shipping PTL

When your freight is too big for LTL but too small for a full truckload, our partial truckload services are the right option. Shipping partial truckload is a cost-effective method to get your shipment to its destination faster due to fewer stops at distribution centers.

With one of the industry’s largest sourcing teams, Echo is a preferred provider for partial truckload shipping, and our industry connections let us access low rates and OTR fleets of all sizes.

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Why Ship with Echo?

Leverage Unmatched Capacity

Echo’s strong relationships with more than 6,000 partial truckload carriers nationwide mean you won’t find capacity like this elsewhere. Our network includes OTR fleets of all sizes, including owner-operators, dedicated capacity, and private fleets.

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Manage Shipments Virtually

Our EchoShip technology is a self-service web portal that enables you to quote, book, ship, track, and manage invoices, all in one place. EchoShip’s digital network helps you find the right carrier and offers analytics so you can uncover opportunities for improvement.

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Dedicated Support 24/7

With our experts by your side, you’ll receive reliable service 24/7/365. Our experienced team provides access to low rates and a partial truckload solution tailored to your needs. We make outstanding service and communication the top priority for every shipment.

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Solutions Tailored to You

With dry van, temperature-controlled, flatbed, and more, we have the right partial truckload solution to move your shipment wherever it needs to go. We also ship cross-border to Canada and Mexico, making us one of the largest and well-connected 3PLs in North America.

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Check Out Echo’s Range of PTL Solutions

Dry Van Freight Offers Unique Capacity

We have the capacity to handle all your dry van freight as one of the largest 3PL networks in North America.

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Temp-Controlled Options Maintain Quality

Our temp-controlled solutions maintain the perfect temperature throughout every stage of your shipment.

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Flatbed Trailers Cater to Extra Capacity

Our experts and high-volume capabilities have all your unique cargo covered with various types of flatbed trailer options.

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International Shipping Made Easy

Whether you’re shipping into or out of Mexico or Canada, we have the carrier relationships, technology, and experience to move your shipments with ease.

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Timely Delivery with Load-to-Ride

Get fewer touches with load-to-ride, where the truck that picks up the load is the same truck that delivers it.

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Fulfill Any Shipping Need With Multimodal Freight Services


Full Truckload

Leverage our size, scale, and network to access unmatched capacity at competitive rates.


Less Than Truckload

Access more than 120 top-volume LTL carriers and more than $700 million in buying power.


Temperature-Controlled LTL

Ensure freight stays in optimal condition with flexible, year-round temperature-controlled capacity.


Intermodal Rail

Benefit from our longstanding contracts with some of the largest rail carriers and drayage partners.


International Air & Ocean

Get your shipment to its destination no matter the distance with international partnerships.

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Small Parcel

Optimize small parcel shipping by analyzing your activity with our innovative technology.



Move any item anywhere with solutions for unique shape, size, or destination needs.

Partial Truckload Resources


Utilize Echo’s Network, Technology, and Experts

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