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Information On Preparing your Freight Shipment
Some Helpful Tips About Shipping and Getting a Freight Quote
Freight Classes - What you ship determines the rate you will pay. The freight industry has established a standard for establishing a freight rate within the United States. This system is known as "Freight Classing". There are 18 different freight classes from a class 50 up to a class 500. All items shipped within the United States via LTL (less than a truck load) freight carrier move under one of these classes. Use the tool below to help calculate freight class.
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Location and Extra Services
Choose your location type, add any additional services needed for pickup and delivery.
Liftgate required? The carriers will charge for a liftgate if there is no loading dock at the pickup or ship to location and any single package exceeds 100 lbs. or 72 inches in length, width or height. *Please specify if your ship to or pickup location has no loading dock.
Inside pickup or delivery is if the driver is required to go inside the business.
Limited access are locations difficult for the driver to reach and may include: amusement parks, construction sites, farms, mini storage sites, places of worship, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, correctional facilities and military bases.
Tradeshow freight is always an accessorial and requires an extra fee.
Delivery Appointment is if your carrier will need to setup an appointment in order to deliver your freight.
For the dimensions of your item(s), give Length" x Width" x Height"
When giving dimensions make sure to give measurements to the farthest points, including pallets and other packaging material.
For weight, include the commodity, pallet and packaging to calculate total weight of shipment.
*Please include in description of item(s): (1) what the item is, (2) type of packaging (boxes, pallets, etc.), (3) number of items (pallets, boxes, etc.) being shipped, and (4) weight of each. *Please specify if your ship to or pickup location has no loading dock. Also, specify if shipping hazardous materials.
For shipping items 70 lbs. or less, click on postage price calculator link, or for shipping items up to 150 lbs, click FedEx rates and shipping guide.