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How Much Does it Cost to Ship an Engine?

Cost to Ship an Engine

The cost to ship an engine can vary based on size, weight, distance traveled, and several other factors. In general, the cost to ship most engines runs from $120 – $380. Cost also depends on the weight and type of shipment. When using (LTL) Less -than-Truckload, and the weight of your shipment is between 150-150K pounds, you only have to pay for the space that your cargo occupies.

The choice of using a pallet or a crate affects the cost of your shipment. A pallet costs less than a crate, but a crate is more protective than a pallet. Our free freight quote tool can give you a precise freight rate based on the engine you plan to ship.

Another decision to make is your specific shipment type. You can ship standard, expedited, include notification services, or guaranteed services. FreightCenter can assist in determining these prices for you.

What’s the Best Freight Type for Both Shipping and Cost?

LTL remains the best and most affordable shipping option, cost-wise, for shipping engines. FreightCenter maintains relationships with hundreds of regional and national companies that can provide this service. These companies can provide all of the shipment type options from above. Costs remain the lowest with them due to the ability to only need to pay for the amount of space your engine shipment takes up within the truck. Are Full Truckloads still an option for you? Indeed they are, LTL however remains the best option, in cost and shipping, for the foreseeable future.

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Shipment Billing Costs

The cost for your bill is something that you always want to stay the same and not need adjustments. (BOL) Bill of Landing is a requirement by carriers for shipments. BOL is a paperwork with important information in relation to shipping costs and transportation. You will always want to make sure that is 100% accurate, prior to providing to the carrier. A carrier needing an adjustment to that, can cause an adjustment to your billing.

Ways to Avoid Rising Shipping Costs

There are many ways to avoid carriers applying additional costs. If you keep your engine on a loading dock or curbside, along with making sure the destination drop-off is one of those, then your cost shall not rise. Another way is to make sure to not have the pick-up or delivery be at a residential or limited access location. When one of those is your starting and or end locations, you may use a terminal as an alternative for the pick-up and or drop-off. FreightCenter is very happy to assist with these. We just ask that you always do your best to pay attention to all the details involved with your shipment.

What is a Limited Access Location

Limited access locations are generally known as places that limit truck use. They’re areas where shipments and deliveries are either restricted or limited. These areas might force the driver to leave their normal route, stop in front of a gate, or be unable to pull up to a loading dock. They could be establishments not open to the public, or a location with no employee present. There are specific destinations known to be limited access such as:

Compare to Save on the Cost

Costs to book freights vary on a regular basis. FreightCenter typically helps customers save at least 25%, all the way up to 95%, in comparison to the cost of directly booking your shipment with a carrier. One carrier might be known as a more affordable one, in comparison to another when it comes to most shipments, but this is not always true. One can be better with heavier shipments, specific types of shipments, along with specific locations and or distances. Freight Center is happy to assist in breaking down/comparing all of your shipment options. If you ever want assistance, via phone instead of online, please call us at 1(800) 716-7608.

History of Providing Lower Shipment Costs

FreightCenter has shipped thousands of engines over the past 20 years. Our team of experienced freight agents can help you navigate the specifics of your engine shipment and help you ensure you cover all necessary steps. FreightCenter has been around since 1998 and have been a leading third-party logistics provider both around town and around the planet. While privately owned, we have made many partnerships with carriers, and affiliations with wonderful companies, everywhere around us. Shipping an engine via LTL Freight, through Freight Center, is the go-to way to do so.

Get Started Today With Your Low-Cost Estimates

Start today by using our free freight quote tool. This helps shippers find the best rate available by analyzing all available carriers and routes for their shipment and you won’t even need to provide too much info. What would be needed are the postal codes of both the pick-up and drop of locations. In addition, the facility types of each location, along with the dimensions of your shipment. You shall be able to compare LTL rates and get the best one possible for your shipment.

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