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Unleash the power of protection with our freight packaging solutions! From fragile treasures to bulky cargo, we ensure your goods reach their destination unscathed. Explore our innovative packaging options and safeguard your shipments with confidence!

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In the freight industry, we’re all about making things faster, more innovative, and overall more efficient. If there’s a way for a shipment to be condensed or for a truckload capacity to be maximized to save you money and time – we’re all over that. Luckily, there are countless methods for making shipping more seamless, the first being packaging. Freight packaging can make all the difference. It can change the shipping price, how it’s handled during transit, and even where it gets placed on a freight truck. Packaging your freight is a significant step, not one on which you should cut corners.


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Why Choose FreightCenter For Less-Than-Truckload Services (LTL)?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to less-than-truckload services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of less-than-truckload freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their less-than-truckload freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

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Various freight packaging options are available

There are specific packaging options that are best suited to the commodity you’re shipping.

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Shipping Crate for Freight

Shipping Crates

For maximum protection, a shipping crate is a way to go. While, on its own, a wooden crate provides substantial protection for your cargo, stuffing it full of protective material, such as packing peanuts, offers even more security for your freight.
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Shipping Box for Freight


Although not the most protective method for packaging, boxes are sufficient for individual items that will be combined onto one pallet and further reinforced.
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Shipping Pallets for Freight

Shipping Pallets

A shipping pallet is an option when you have an oversized item that won’t fit within the confinements of a crate. Additionally, shipping pallets are a wise choice when you have several smaller boxes that you want to consolidate and shrink wrap into one handling unit. Pro tip: Thoroughly bubble wraps your freight before shrink-wrapping it to the pallet.

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Shipping Drum or Barrel for Freight

Drums or Shipping Barrels

A drum or shipping barrel is an excellent option for shipping large amounts of liquid, such as oil or chemicals. If your liquids are categorized as hazardous materials, they will cost more to ship and may need to be transported by a carrier licensed to handle hazmat freight. Be sure to talk with your Freight Agent about what options are available to you.
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Shipping Unpackaged Items for Freight

Unpackaged Freight

A risky move, albeit sometimes the only choice. Oversized freight has few options for packaging when it doesn’t fit within the constraints of a shipping crate or pallet. When this happens, the best option is to heavily wrap your item in protective layers such as bubble wrap, tarp, or blankets, then finish off with several layers of shrink wrap to secure everything together.

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Freight Packaging FAQ

Q. Can I package irregularly shaped items for freight shipping?


Yes, irregularly shaped items can be packaged for freight shipping. For such items, custom packaging solutions may be necessary, such as custom-sized boxes, foam inserts, or crating, to provide adequate protection during transit.

Q. How should I secure the contents inside the package?


To secure the contents inside the package, use appropriate padding and void-fill materials to minimize movement during transit. Use strapping or bands to hold larger items in place, and make sure the package is sealed tightly to prevent any shifting.

Q. How can I ensure compliance with freight packaging regulations?


To ensure compliance with freight packaging regulations, familiarize yourself with the carrier’s packaging guidelines and any applicable international or national shipping regulations. Seek guidance from packaging experts or freight forwarders experienced in handling specific types of cargo or hazardous materials. Properly follow labeling and documentation requirements for different types of freight shipments.

Q. What materials are commonly used for freight packaging?


Common materials used for freight packaging include sturdy corrugated cardboard boxes, wooden crates, foam cushioning, bubble wrap, air pillows, packing peanuts, and strapping materials.


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