A guide to shipping freight.

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Learn how to ship freight.

Our freight shipping guide offers easy to follow directions and tips to help you successfully ship freight. Start with shipping basics to get a handle on terminology and work your way to expert advice where you’ll discover pointers from freight professionals and learn how to navigate price adjustments. We know a lot about the intricacies of shipping freight. So everything you need to know is just a click away. 


Shipping basics. 

Browse shipping basics to view a sample bill of lading. Your burning questions regarding freight class and NMFC numbers are also answered. Brush up on your freight terminology and get the secret formula to freight rate calculation while you’re at it. 

Freight class calculator. 

Enter your freight’s dimensions and weight in an easy-to-use widget that calculates density and freight class


Find videos on proper pallet packaging, including blocking and bracing and stretch wrapping techniques, along with tips for crating your shipments. You’ll also find standard pallet dimensions and pallet types. 

Expert advice. 

When you need freight shipping pointers from the pros, you’ll get it here. Learn how to quote oversized freight and avoid common shipping adjustments. Then read up on trade show shipping and hazmat materials


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