We like to say that the process begins with comparing quotes, but a good quote begins with accurate weight of the shipment, and that means the packaged weight. Learn about packaging on our packaging tips page. Once your shipment is packaged, have it weighed on a certified freight scale at a nearby junk yard or freight depot.
If you aren't going to have the ability to move the packaged freight to a location with a certified freight scale, you will have to weigh the individual pieces of the shipment, including the packaging and pallet, before it is packaged and add them up.
FreightCenter is where top carriers compete for your business. The process begins with comparing quotes from those top freight carriers. FreightCenter has developed a proprietary rate quote tool that enables you to see rate quotes and transit time estimates from multiple carriers in an instant. If you need help or don't feel comfortable using the online quote tool, a National Account Manager will be glad to run the quote for you. Simply call FreightCenter at 800.716.7608.
An in-house shipping expert will work with you to make sure the information you provided for the quote is accurate. They also will let you know if there are other charges for things such as residential pickup or delivery, vehicle with lift gate required, limited access, etc. Learn more about these accessorial charges on our FAQ page.
FreightCenter will handle all communication between you and the carrier, including generation of all necessary paperwork. Plus, our in-house shipping experts are always available to answer your questions via phone at 800.716.7608.