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FREIGHT SHIPPING WITH USHIP in Canada

uShip is here to help relieve the stress of freight shipping. Booking through uShip, you'll be able to get competing quotes from freight shipping companies to ensure you get the best rates. We'll help you understand how to ship freight, how to get the best rates, plus give you plenty of guidance along the way. If anything comes up during your freight shipping experience, we're here to help.

uShip connects you directly with the best freight shipping companies in Canada to meet your budget and shipping requirements. The first step is to create your listing, where you'll list the needs of your shipment. Then, freight shipping companies will submit quotes as they compete for your business. You can talk to each freight transport company and review their carrier profiles so you can get a feel for how they operate.

HOW TO SHIP FREIGHT ON USHIP on Canada

With uShip, shipping freight is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | CREATE YOUR SHIPMENT LISTING in Canada

You must properly list your items for the most accurate bid. In order to determine what kind of freight service you need, first package and measure your freight shipment. List the number, size, and weight of the individual unit. Pallets, drums, crates and boxes are all commonly shipped by carriers, so you can use these common units to outline your freight shipment, as well as your freight class and load density if you know them. You should also include information regarding special requirements your freight has, like handling or permit requirements. The more detailed your freight listing, the more accurate price quotes you'll receive. Keep in mind that freight transporters offer several different services, including truckload freight (TL), less than truckload (LTL), expedited freight, and even international freight shipping through freight forwarders.

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Truck driver and warehouse manager at pallet delivery

2 | CHOOSE THE BEST FREIGHT SHIPPING COMPANY in Canada

When your freight listing is live your listing will go into the marketplace. You'll start receiving competing quotes for your freight shipment from Canadian transporters. You can communicate with the transporters submitting these quotes, asking them questions and talking specifics regarding the quote and shipment.

Each freight shipping company a carrier profile on uShip. You can find their customer-rated feedback, safety records, and transportation history all in one place. Review the transportation history to see if they have moved anything like your freight before and check their customers' experience. Most carriers add some photos of their equipment, so you can see how your freight will be moved. Reviewing these profiles and talking to the shipping companies help you feel confident that you're choosing the best freight shipping company choosing the best freight shipping company for your shipment.

3 | FREIGHT SHIPPING & DELIVERY in Canada

Once you've selected your freight shipping company, you'll need to contact them directly to arrange details of your shipment and ask any remaining questions. You and the transporter will coordinate on pickup and delivery times and locations, as well as any third party contact information necessary. You should also agree upon payment terms at this stage. Be sure to let uShip know if you run into any obstacles during the freight shipment. We're here to help during every step.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP FREIGHT?

The cost to ship freight depends on several factors. The freight class, price of fuel, density, route, and freight packaging can all affect the rate. For a closer look at what it costs to ship freight, visit the uShip cost to ship freight page. You’ll find real freight shipments completed in the past through uShip, which will help you understand what you can expect to pay.

Freight Insurance Options

Ask the freight shipping companies you review about their cargo insurance coverage. Your transporter should be able to provide you with written proof of insurance that details your shipment's coverage. Make sure you have a copy of this document prior to shipment.

You should also look into purchasing your own third-party insurance coverage for added protection. Visit the uShip Cargo Insurance page for more information on this.

PREPARING FREIGHT FOR SHIPMENT

You'll need to prepare your freight for shipment before the carrier arrives. Make sure to follow your freight carrier's instructions carefully in order to protect your shipment from damage and avoid extra fees or charges. Here are some best practices:

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