Wheels of change: how non-express logistics firms are trying to catch up with express players

Employees of Amazon India load a truck with products ready to be despatched for delivery.

Like many things in life, ‘small is beautiful’ when it comes to shipping goods by road. A company which doesn’t have enough volume of goods to hire a full truck, for example, can opt for a part-truck load (PTL) shipment. As compared to a full-truck load (FTL) consignment wherein a single truck carries bulk material from one customer, under PTL service, smaller loads from multiple companies are consolidated and transported. In a country where

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