The Best Way to Make Shipping Antiques Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling, FreightCenter makes shipping antiques easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
The Special, Personal Value of Antiques
Some people collect antiques for sentimental reasons. Some specialize in restoring and selling them. For others, antiques are part of an inheritance and represent a special connection with family members from whom they are descended. We understand the commitment people make to locating and acquiring a particular item, as well as any sentimental attachments. Our freight agents will assist with best practice recommendations for transporting antiques. From carrier selection to crating services. Our agents will guide you through the freight booking process.
If you’re shipping antiques that are too large or heavy to ship as parcel, LTL (less-than-truckload) freight will likely meet your needs. But if you are shipping a houseful of antiques, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
If the antiques are fragile and traveling a great distance, consider using air freight to reduce road vibration. For fragile goods traveling a shorter distance, a van with air ride suspension is a good choice. FreightCenter’s shipping experts will help you find the best mode of transportation and carrier.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Antiques if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping antiques in dimensions and quantities that call for full truckload service, FreightCenter’s Truckload division will match the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies within our network. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles, including vans with air ride suspensions. Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.
How Do You Prepare Antiques for LTL Freight Shipping?
You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. It’s important that your cargo be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.
Antiques should receive maximum protection. LTL shipping means the cargo will be moved on and off trucks at least six times by the time it reaches its destination. If you are not well versed in how to properly crate your antiques, consider hiring a professional packaging firm.
How to Compare LTL Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Antiques
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.
Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.
- Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
- You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
- A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
- Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
- Double check that all information is correct.
What if I Need Help?
FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your antique shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.