How to ship auto parts.
Auto parts are often oddly shaped and heavy, which can be a bit of a roadblock when it comes to freight shipping. If you want to ship auto parts quickly and efficiently but don’t know where to begin, Freightquote by C.H. Robinson can help you master a plan you can rely on.
Before you begin the shipping process, it is best to start with a full assessment of what you are dealing with. If the parts are not something you would typically palletize or crate, decide what packaging strategy would work better. Wrapping, padding and sealing are all viable options when it comes to auto parts.Once you have a good grasp on how you will need to package these parts, you should be ready to ship out. Consider partnering with a freight service provider to begin the shipping process. With a freight service provider, you will have access to a great portfolio of resources that can help you navigate shipping automotive parts with ease.
Common questions when shipping auto parts.
What types of automotive parts does Freightquote arrange transportation for?
Freightquote assists shippers with the transportation of parts such as bumpers, hoods, fenders, grills, spoilers, rims, doors and more. Contact us today to see if Freightquote can assist with the automotive parts you would like to ship.
Are the auto parts I’d like to ship better suited for LTL and truckload or parcel shipping?
Parcel shipping is the best option for lighter parts (less than 150 pounds) that can fit in boxes to be crated. If your auto parts exceed 150 pounds, you should move forward with LTL and truckload shipping.
What is the best way to package auto parts?
Packaging is all going to depend on the shape of the part. Some more fragile items need to be wrapped and padded before being placed on the truck. In some cases, they may have to be disassembled first. To be safe, check in with a freight service provider to determine the best mode of packaging.
Do certain auto parts have other requirements?
Not all auto parts require the same process. Some auto parts - such as tires or metal bumpers - may not need to be packaged at all. If this is the case, make sure you account for whether or not any of those parts should be wrapped and padded before shipping out.
Will my auto parts be secure?
Depending on the part, you may have to secure your shipment with filler. Different types of filler span various types of material, from packing peanuts to spray foam. Filler will ensure that your parts reach their final destination without any dents or scratches.
How can I track my auto parts throughout their journey?
Automotive parts, as with other parts our customers often ship, can be tracked easily and frequently. As long as you have your bill of lading (BOL) number, you can track your shipment from the moment it leaves the dock up until when it arrives at its final destination.
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