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Engine Shipping

FreightCenter is your premier provider for shipping all manufactured engines, transmissions, and auto parts. Receive a one-price total solution with no waiting around and no hidden fees - just a complete, all-inclusive price.

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Engine Shipping Is Our Specialty

If you sell engines, transmissions, or other heavy auto parts, you can integrate our engine shipping services directly into your website for instant access to our low rates for all your customers. Our shipping rates are unmatched in the industry, ensuring you are receiving the best service and price every time you choose us.

Car Engine Shipping

Compare Carriers

Shop for rates from multiple carriers using our instant rate quote tool. Some carriers offer cheaper rates in specific areas or services. FreightCenter will help you find the right carrier for your engine shipment.

Proper Engine Packaging

Package your engine properly by crating it and securing it to a standard pallet. If scratches and dents are a concern, your freight should be enclosed and uncrushable.

Triple Check

When your freight arrives, make sure you immediately check for any damage that occurred during transportation. Over the road transportation can be rough on improperly packaged goods.

Use Freight Terminals

Take your crated or palletized engine directly to the carrier terminal to save on the first and last leg of travel. Use terminal to terminal services to save on accessorial charges and extra fees.

Be Accurate

Give the most accurate weight possible when quoting (total shipping weight must include packaging).

Shipping Prep

Drain all liquids – including water – before shipping to avoid delay, damage, and additional charges.

Common Questions

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.

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.

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How Do I Ship an Engine?

The Best Way to Ship an Engine

When researching how to ship an engine, you may come across the perks of using Less Than Truckload Freight (LTL). This method allows your engine to occupy only the necessary amount of space needed within an enclosed freight truck. Partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider puts you in contact with expert agents who know everything about the industry, inside and out. They'll be able to help you with every step of the shipment planning process.

How to Ship an Engine via LTL

LTL, like other Freight shipments, has requirements. With weights of 150-15,000 pounds, you only pay for the space your cargo occupies. This works very well for engine shipments. LTL also has multiple shipment options. You can ship via standard, expedited, or guaranteed services with them. Expedited is a rushed/time limited shipment. Guaranteed services, is guaranteeing delivery by a certain date. LTL freight shipping can be frustrating, FreightCenter, however, can relieve those frustrations.

Consolidating Your Engine Shipment

By consolidating your engine shipment with other shippers' freight, you effectively "share the cost" of a full truckload. Because of this, shipping your engine via LTL freight could cost as low as $100+, depending on weight, distance, and other factors. LTL also offers specialized services. These include expedited shipping, notification services, and guaranteed services, amongst many others. While there are always multiple options, for all kinds of shipments, LTL is the best for shipments such as an engine. They can be shipped in a crate or pallet.

Preparing to Ship an Engine

Now, whether or not you choose a crate or a pallet, you must drain all of the fluids from the engine. The fluid within is a potential danger, and the LTL carrier shall not accept an engine that still has those within. Both methods have their unique classification and rate table to determine the cost of the shipment. An engine on a pallet is class 85, while a crated engine's class is 70. Pricing tends to be where the higher the class, the higher the cost. However, crating does take a lot less effort when it comes to the physical packaging, so the grass is not always greener on the other side.

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