How Should I Pack My Freight Shipment?

Categories: Commercial Freight
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If your goods are being shipped in more than one box, be sure the boxes are new; corrugated cardboard loses some of its strength with each use. If you are using a previously used box, be sure to remove or cover any past labels and bar codes. Pack a minimum of two inches of cushioning material around each side of an item -- three inches for fragile items or cases where you're using polystyrene "peanuts," which tend to settle during shipping. Wooden crates provides the best protection during transport and are recommended for fragile, antique, or valuable items. For large boxes and parcels with many items, your best solution may be a wooden pallet with the shipment loaded on top and wrapped securely with plastic overwrap. All items should have addresses and telephone numbers clearly marked for the shipper and receiver.