Freight is an affordable option for large or heavy items that are unable to be couriered by traditional parcel services. It is a good alternative for parcels above the size and weight limits of parcel couriers. Businesses should definitely consider freight transport for their large orders to help improve margins.
For a closer look at the freight shipping process with uShip, visit our cost to ship freight page. There you will be able to view past freight transport transactions as they happened in our marketplace.
There are multiple courier options, including bulk or container transportation, groupage or pallet delivery, and express haulage. Should you need to haul freight internationally you would want to contact a Freight Forwarder.
The first step is to measure your freight shipment. Then you can choose a freight transporter or freight broker that best fits your transport needs. When deciding on a company remember to check their authority, cargo insurance, and feedback or references.
It is important to prepare your freight correctly. There are specific packaging and labeling requirements for freight parcels. We recommend asking your courier for instructions to prevent damage to your goods.
It is your responsibility to pack, load and unload your shipment. Although your transporter may assist, be prepared to handle your goods at the pickup and delivery location.
Service Australia Wide
uShip transporters are not limited to a single area. Carriers handle deliveries throughout Australia including:
- Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Others
- States: All of Them! Including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory