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Looking to transport something big? LTL freight might be the better option. Which one is better, Moving Van Company vs Freight? Get an instant online quote and save up to 95%

Should You Use a Moving Van Company or Ship With a Freight Carrier?

If you are moving your home and all your possessions, you definitely should hire a moving van company to help you. But if you’re moving just a few large pieces of furniture, LTL freight might be the best way to go. FreightCenter offers a wide variety of freight transportation services via a large network of carriers. Each of our carriers specializes in their own set of services, equipment and shipping lanes. We help businesses and individuals ship furniture via LTL freight carriers every day.

What Is LTL Shipping?

LTL shipping involves transporting freight, or large items, that don’t take up a full truck. A truck picks up items from various shippers in different origins. Once the truck has made all its pickups, it goes to the nearby freight terminal. At the terminal the freight is unloaded off the pickup truck and loaded onto another truck with other items going to the same destination. This consolidation of freight is what makes LTL shipping so cost effective compared to a moving van company.

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Difference Between a Moving Van Company and Freight Truck?

A moving van company only transports shipments for one shipper at a time. That’s why it’s not always a cost-effective solution if you’re only shipping a few pieces.

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Get a Quote for LTL Shipping

FreightCenter’s  instant quote tool. will show you rates from a number of top carriers that are available to handle your load, as well as their estimated transit time. If you are moving your furnishings from one residence to another, it’s likely that you will need to order special services. Have questions about what services you need to move your large items? Give our freight experts a call at 800.716.7608

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Finely-tailored freight solutions

To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

Rail Freight

Rail shipping is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation method that utilizes trains to move goods over long distances. It's known for its efficiency in handling large volumes of cargo, making it a sustainable and economical choice for businesses seeking reliable freight transport options.

Expedited Freight

Expedited shipping is a premium service designed to meet urgent delivery needs. It prioritizes speed and quick turnaround, ensuring that packages or goods reach their destination faster than standard shipping options. Expedited shipping is the go-to choice when time-sensitive deliveries are essential, providing businesses and individuals with reliable and prompt service for critical shipments.

White Glove Freight

White glove shipping is a premium service that goes beyond standard delivery, offering meticulous handling, specialized packaging, and in-home setup or installation for valuable or delicate items, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for customers.

LTL Freight

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a smart logistics solution for businesses with smaller shipments. It combines multiple smaller shipments into a single truckload, optimizing space and reducing costs. LTL shipping offers affordability and efficiency while ensuring timely delivery, making it an ideal choice for companies looking to save on transportation expenses without compromising on service quality.

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We provide competitive freight shipping prices and an all-inclusive, easy-to-use shipping experience for our customers. Exceeding our customers’ expectations results in thousands of satisfied customer reviews and repeat business. We believe in the power of our customer relationships. Check out FreightCenter reviews from real customers, and learn what they have to say about their freight shipping experience!