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. 

 

Freight shipping basics. 

Freight shipping has quite a few moving parts that you’ll want to be familiar with. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through everything. We can start with a brush up on your freight terminology IQ. Understanding the terminology used in the freight industry will help you ship with confidence. 

Next, you’ll want to browse shipping basics to view a sample bill of lading. Your burning questions regarding freight class and NMFC numbers are also answered. While you’re getting familiar with shipping basics, get the secret formula to freight rate calculation.

 

Freight class calculator. 

A freight class calculator will help you budget your shipping expenses and know what to expect when it’s time to ship. The more accurate you are with your freight’s dimensions, the more money you’ll save. The last thing you want is a dramatic price increase that you didn’t budget for. 

The freight class calculator walks you through every dimension needed to provide the most accurate quote. Enter your freight’s dimensions and weight in this easy-to-use widget that calculates density and freight class. 

 

Freight packaging. 

Improper packaging can result in damaged or lost inventory as well as unhappy customers. Using proper packaging techniques can save you time in the long run. Take a look at our videos on proper pallet packaging, including blocking and bracing and stretch wrapping techniques, along with tips for crating your shipments.

If proper pallet shipping practices are unfamiliar to you, read up on standard pallet dimensions and pallet types with these helpful guides and infographics. Pallet dimensions and types can vary and it’s important to know what you’ll be using to ship your freight.

 

Expert freight shipping advice. 

When you need freight shipping pointers from the pros, you’ll get it here. Save yourself money and learn how to quote oversized freight and avoid common shipping adjustments that can be costly and unpredictable. If you often ship items for trade shows, then read up on trade show shipping and learn a few helpful tips to make it easier. If you commonly ship hazmat materials, then rely on us to provide suggestions and safety pointers to get your freight where it’s going safely. 

We’re the leading experts in the freight shipping industry and we’re here to help you ship faster, cheaper, and safer. Never feel like you have to go it alone when it comes to shipping. Rely on us to answer all of your shipping questions.  

 

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