Let FreightCenter walk you through the residential freight shipping process, and see how easy it is to get affordable rates from all major shipping companies. We’ll even follow up when your freight shipment is in transit, to make sure everything is going smoothly.
On the list of the top 10 most stressful things, shipping household goods has got to be at the top, especially when shipping cross-country or even internationally. We get it. Freight shipping can seem confusing and overwhelming. What’s a freight class, Bill of Lading (BOL), or LTL? These are all questions we’d be asking ourselves too, if we were in your shoes. Luckily, FreightCenter is here to help!
What've you got on your hands: freight or parcel? And how can you tell? If your shipment is:
…you're shipping freight. The standard services offered by the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and Federal Express can't help you here—but FreightCenter can!
FreightCenter can save you time and money when shipping household goods. Whether you’re shipping a refrigerator to your new home, furniture to a relative, or a television you just bought online—we’ll help ship your items safely and on time. Let us take care of all the hard work while offering tools and tips along the way, like:
There are residential delivery fees that apply when shipping freight to a primarily non-commercial (residential) location. Carriers define locations according to their zones:
The cost to ship can also change when delivering to a limited access location (i.e., construction sites, military bases, camps, and storage facilities). To avoid unexpected billing adjustments, be sure to ask your FreightCenter agent if your location would fall into one of the above categories.
Shipping costs depend on commodity type, weight, dimensions, pickup and delivery locations, and distance traveled. For the most accurate freight rate (and to avoid extra charges), ensure all information is 100% complete and accurate when scheduling your shipment. Be as exact and honest as you can about the contents, weight, size, and location of your packaged freight. Use our freight shipper's checklist if you don't ship often.
To avoid a billing adjustment ensure the following are all correct on your BOL and delivery receipt.
Simply call FreightCenter’s Customer Service department at (866) 607-3730, and send us a copy of the bill you received. Our staff will work to resolve the issue and properly credit the charges. We ask our shippers to give their drivers a copy of FreightCenter’s automated BOL with every shipment to help prevent this from happening.