How Does Freight Shipping Work?
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How Does Freight Shipping Work?

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People often ask, “How does freight shipping work?”

Freight shipping is the transportation of goods in bulk via truck, aircraft, ship, or intermodal (train).

2 Types of Freight Shipping:

1. Less-than-truckload (LTL)LTL Shipping involves transporting smaller freight that doesn’t need to take up an entire semi-trailer. The transported cargo can usually fit on just a few pallets and then be consolidated onto one truck with other unrelated shipments.
2. Full Truckload (TL)FTL Shipping involves the transportation of a whole truckload of freight, usually from one location and one single business or entity. Many large companies and enterprises have more complex supply chains that need truckload services. FreightCenter is one of the only third-party logistics providers that will bring you instant truckload rates so you can handle your shipping needs in minutes.

There are several steps involved in freight shipping, including packing your cargo, getting a freight quote, and creating a bill of lading. You’ll save time and money by using a third-party logistics provider (or freight broker).

Freight is any shipment that weighs over 150 lbs. “Freight shipping” is the transportation of any goods, commodities, and cargo in bulk, by ship, aircraft, truck, or intermodal (via train and road). Freight can be transported domestically or internationally by land, air, or sea.

FreightCenter assists shippers by helping them learn how freight shipping works, find the best carrier for their needs, and move their cargo at the best available rate. Our free freight quote tool provides shippers instant access to freight rates from dozens of top freight carriers.

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