As businesses grow, so do their needs. When volume increases, sometimes it becomes impossible to move your product by regular post. Luckily, there’s a safe and easy way to move your goods around the country and across borders: freight shipping.
How is freight shipped?
Freight can be shipped by boat, train, or truck (the truck is the most common form of transportation for freight shipping in the United States). Experienced freight shippers coordinate the logistics to ensure your product safely arrives on time and at the correct location.
LTL (less than truckload)
If your shipment weighs between 110 and about 15 000 pounds, then you will share a trailer with other freight. The majority of business-to-business freight shipping falls into this category. This is an economical choice, because the cost is shared among everyone using the truck. Items sent as LTL freight are generally loaded onto pallets and shrink-wrapped, making for easier storage and delivery. Because there are multiple shippers sharing the same truck, the freight company will plan the quickest, most logical and most economical route.
FTL (full truckload)
If you’re shipping over 15 000 pounds, then you’ll generally be using a whole trailer. When the truck is loaded, it will drive directly to its destination.
How Long Will It Take And How Much Will It Cost?
This depends on:
- what you’re shipping and whether it requires special conditions (such as refrigeration)
- how heavy your freight is
- how far it’s going
- whether your products are staying in the United States or crossing international borders
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Freight shippers will provide a quote before sending a truck for loading.
In today’s lightning-fast economy, customers expect access to products immediately. A good freight shipper will organize all of the logistics to make sure that your product gets where it needs to be in the fastest, safest and most economical manner.
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