How Much Does it Cost to Ship LTL Freight?
Freight pricing is based on many factors, such as: the shipment's freight class, density, route, and even how the items are packaged. The cost of LTL freight shipping is considerably cheaper than shipping big items via a parcel carrier.
For an inside look at what it costs to ship LTL freight, visit our cost to ship LTL freight tool. There, you will be able to view LTL freight shipping transactions completed through uShip. This should give you a better idea of what your shipment may cost and some insight to how we work.
Handling and Preparation
LTL freight is more susceptible to damage, since it is handled and transferred repeatedly. If you are shipping your commercial goods as LTL freight, it should be consolidated into one large, palletized shipment. Minimizing the number of individual packages reduces handling time and decreases the likelihood of damage.
If you're shipping a piece of machinery or an auto or boat part, you should fully crate it. Some LTL carriers won't pick up items such as transmissions or motors if they aren't crated. If you're shipping other commercial goods, avoid damage by making sure it doesn't hang over the sides of the pallet. Make sure it's firmly secured to the pallet. We highly recommend using shrink wrap.
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