Residential Shipping

Let FreightCenter walk you through the residential booking and 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.

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Shipping Made Easy

On the list of the top 10 most stressful things, moving household goods has got to be at the top, especially when moving 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!

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Measuring dimensions for parcel shipping

First things first: What are you shipping?

What’ve you got on your hands: freight or parcel? And how can you tell? If your shipment is:

  • over 150 pounds
  • more than 108 inches in length
  • more than 165 inches in both length and girth combined

… 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!

Are you a first-time shipper?

FreightCenter guarantees we'll save you time and money when shipping household goods. Whether you’re shipping a refrigerator to your new home, a couch 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:

  • Crate your freight and save some money! Transporting unpackaged furniture can be very costly. Box, crate, or palletize your freight shipment to save up to 50% or more on shipping costs.
  • Need help packaging your furniture, office systems, or machinery? Talk to your FreightCenter agent about professional packaging options for an additional cost.

 

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Residential shipping: What else should you know?

There are residential delivery fees that apply when shipping freight to a primarily non-commercial (residential) location. Carriers define locations according to their zones:

  • A commercially zoned business typically opens and closes to the general public at set times each day. However, if your business is located in a primarily residential location, it may be zoned that way.
  • Residential and at-home business shipments tend to cost more, because residentially zoned locations are not typically freight truck-friendly. This includes apartments, residences, farms, estates, remote locations, and possibly even schools and churches.

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.

Save money and time when you ship your freight with FreightCenter

Shipping costs depend on commodity type, weight, dimensions, pickup and delivery locations, and distance traveled. For the most accurate freight quote (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.

To avoid a billing adjustment ensure the following are all correct on your BOL and delivery receipt.

  • Number of items being shipped
  • Total weight of all items
  • The dimensions and total cubic feet (total space required)
  • Description of shipment is correct (freight class)
  • Services requested are all listed



Common Freight Classes

Aircraft Parts

Metal, Struts, Skins, Panels

Subcategory
Class
Palletized, boxed or crated
200

Athletic or Sporting Equipment

Athletic or Sporting Goods

Subcategory
Class
Athletic or Sporting Goods NOI
100
Kayaks or Canoes
300

Automotive

1/4 Panels for Vehicle

Subcategory
Class
Boxed or Crated
200
Bumpers, used, metal
250
Chairs - Unassembled (**Density-Based: Call for Class**)
300
Condiments
60
Engine; Automobile or Tractor on pallet
85
Engine; Automobile or Tractor, crated
70
Metal (boxed or crated)
200
Packaged
125

Accessories

Subcategory
Class
Bumper Fittings (steel)Boxed
65
Carrier or Racks (Bar Type)
70
Covers (Tarp like)
100
Palletized
85
Racks or Carrier other than plastic KD
70
Racks,Luggage Non-Bar Type, Assembled
200
Running boards, steel or aluminum
70
Tires(used)
60
Vehicle Pneumatic Tires
110

Axles

Subcategory
Class
With attachments or movable parts
85
Without attachments or movable parts
55

Body Parts

Subcategory
Class
Body Sections
250
Chassis w/running components
150
Chassis, Frame(Gear Frame)
300
Doors or Tailgate (Boxed)
150
Engine Hoods, metal, in boxes/crates
250
Fenders, primed metal, in boxes/crates
200
Vehicle Hard Top
300

Engine, Internal Combustion

Subcategory
Class
Palletized Engine
85

Interior Parts

Subcategory
Class
Carpet/Rug
100

Transmission

Subcategory
Class
Transmissions or Clutches, in boxes or crates
85

Wheels or Tires

Subcategory
Class
Tires, pneumatic
110
Wheels, with Mounted Tires or Without Tires
85

Boilers, Furnances, Stoves

Coal, Wood or Solid Fuel

Subcategory
Class
In boxes, crates or packages
70

Building Materials

Arches Support

Subcategory
Class
Iron Steel
60
Stone Blocks, Pieces or Slabs
60
Stones, boxed/crated
60

Concrete/Cement/Bricks

Subcategory
Class
Brick Cement or Mortar
50
Brick, glass or glass-faced concrete
60
Bricks
50
Bricks, insulating & infusorial
55
Glass blocks, boxes/crates
60
Moldings, primed, plastic or wood coated, in boxes
60
Roof tile, wood or cement
65
Siding made of steel, iron, or tin plating
70
Tile, wood finished
65

Doors

Subcategory
Class
In Packages
110

Iron/Steel/Tin

Subcategory
Class
Doors, boxed/crated
70

Tile/Flooring/Roofing

Subcategory
Class
Hardwood flooring, boxed
55

Wood Material

Subcategory
Class
Balusters / wood railing, boxed/crated
85
Blinds/Shutters, window or door
70
Doors (Framed)
85
Doors (Wooden) w/sheet aluminum covering
85
Moldings, or wood particleboard;
60
Stairs in sections
85
Wallboard or Fiberboard
70

Clothing

Cotton or Synthetic

Subcategory
Class
Aprons, Coveralls, pants, disposable shirts
100
Cloth, cotton or synthetic fiber, baled/rolled
85
Cloths or Rags for cleaning (based on dimensions)
55
Garments/apparel, pants/shirts/etc
77.5

Containers

Bags/Barrels/Baskets/Drums

Subcategory
Class
Apparel or material,
70
Barrels, wooden
200
Baskets or hampers, wood/wire not nested
150
Baskets, wire, nested
100
Baskets, wire, unnested
200
Bedding Bags
70
Burlap, baled/bundled, rubberized
85
Drums made of steel, lead lined
85
Pails / buckets, rubber, nested
85
Plastic,Envelopes,Pouches,Wrappres
100

Construction Equipment

Cement Mixer

Subcategory
Class
Crated
150
Loose or Skidded
250

Fork Lift

Subcategory
Class
With Batteries
92.5
Without Batteries
150

Pallet Jack

Subcategory
Class
With Handles Attached
175
Without Handles Attached
92.5

Welder

Subcategory
Class
Crated or Boxed
77.5
Setup Loose
100

Electronics

Computers/Fax/ Data Machines

Subcategory
Class
Computers/Personal Computers, Computer Monitors
92.5

Loudspeakers or Speakers

Subcategory
Class
Speakers in boxes or crates
100

Phones/Printers/Audio and Video Equip.

Subcategory
Class
CD/DVD/Video Cassette/Tape Players or Recorders
125
Radio ,Radio Telephone
100
Radios (excluding auto radios)/Tuners/Amplifiers/P
125
Telephones/Videophones
125

Televisions, Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, Receivers

Subcategory
Class
CDs/DVDs, Mini Discs
85
Electric cords/cables, extension/phone cords
65
TVs, Plasma or LCD
200
TVs, Projection Type Televisions
200

Engines, Transmissions or Motors

Engines or Motors

Subcategory
Class
Automobile/tractor engine, crated
70
Automobile/tractor engine, on pallet
85
Gas powered generators
92.5
Marine Motor
85
Motorcyle Engine
85

Transimssions

Subcategory
Class
Transmissions/clutches, in boxes/crates
85

Fabrics

Cotton or Synthetic

Subcategory
Class
Rolls, Drums, Crates or Boxed
70

Foodstuff

Dry Food Stuff

Subcategory
Class
Chocolate, in boxes or drums
65
Flour/Cornmeal
50
Pet Food, dry
85

Furniture

Assembled

Subcategory
Class
18 gauge steel cabinet
70
Armoires or Bureaus,
125
Bamboo
250
Bathroom Cabinets Unassembled
70
Bed rails in packages, wooden
85
Benches
150
Buffets, China Cabinets Assembled
125
Burial case/casket handles, boxed
85
Cabinet, unassembled
85
Cabinets, metal/plastic, for storage
92.5
Casket/coffin wooden material, unassembled
70
Chairs, assembled, with upholstery
200
Chairs, wooden, assembled, without upholstery
125
Couch with back/arms assembled
250
Couch, unassembled arms/back
250
Desks, wood, unassembled
100
Furniture completely unassembled or flat
70
Highboy/dressers, wooden, assembled
125
Mattresses, packaged/boxed
250
Metal cabinets, boxed
175
Tables, Metallic or Wooden
150
Wooden (Based On Dimensions)boxed or crated
150
Wooden caskets, boxed/crated
200
Wooden chests, unassembled
85
Work Benches,Wooden SU
150
Work Stations or Benches
150

Cabinets

Subcategory
Class
Bathroom cabinet
125
File Cabinets Metallic or Wooden,
70

Caskets

Subcategory
Class
Burial Cases (Caskets or Coffins
125

Counter Tops

Subcategory
Class
Wood or Metal
70

Table

Subcategory
Class
Aluminum Table Set
200

Unassembled

Subcategory
Class
Bed with head and footboards not assembled (Wood)
125

Household Items or Personal Effects

Appliances

Subcategory
Class
Automatic humidifiers, boxed
85
Bathroom Cabinet Fully Assembled
125
Buffets, Cabinets, Workstations or Tables
125
Cabinets, Metal or Plastic for Storage
92.5
Cast iron wood burning stove
85
Coffee Makers, household or commercial
125
Couch Unassembled
250
Couch With Back/Arms
250
Dressers/Highboys, Armoires, wooden and Assembled
125
Electric oven, stationary, boxed/crated
85
Electric toaster
100
Floor Sweepers, handle taken apart, boxed
85
Furniture Completely Unassembled
70
Gas baking oven, stationary, boxed/crated
85
Household refrigerators and freezers
92.5
Metal furnaces, with or without parts in packages
77.5
Microwave Oven, boxed/crated
85
Refrigerators or Freezers
150
Stoves/ranges, iron/aluminum, boxed/crated
100
Vacuum
100
Vacuum parts
70
Water heater with insulated outer shell, packaged
175
Water heater without insulated outer shell, packag
85
Water softener tank, iron/steel
85
Wooden Furniture Assembled
150

Furniture

Subcategory
Class
Bed Head/Footboard Unassembled (Wood)
125
Bed Rails Wooden and Packaged
85
Caskets or Burial Cases Unassembled and Boxed
70
Caskets or Burial Cases Assembled
200
Chairs Assembled With Upholstery
200
Chairs Wooden and Assembled
125
Chests, Wooden and Unassembled
85
Desks, Wooden and Unassembled
100
Mattresses Packaged or Boxed
250
Steel Cabinets Assembled
125

Household Items

Subcategory
Class
Household Goods (Boxed)
150
Household Items
150

Industrial Equipment

Farm Equipment

Subcategory
Class
Pastuerizer machine, crated
85
Pastuerizer machine, on pallet
100
Railroad Ties
50
Strapping material
50
Tractors, cutter bar attached
92.5

Instruments

Musical

Subcategory
Class
Percusion
200
String or Wind
150

Scientific

Subcategory
Class
Scientific Instrument
200

Lamps or Lighting

Chandeliers Glass

Subcategory
Class
Fully Crated or Boxed
200

Lawn Equipment

Lawn Mower/Snow Plow

Subcategory
Class
Mowers, Push Behind
92.5
Snow blowers, walk-behind, 2 wheeled rotary
100
Snowplows, rotary, vehicle or tractor mounting
77.5
Snowplows, rotary, with vehicle mounting on pallet
200

Machinery

ATM

Subcategory
Class
Cash Dispensing
125
Kiosk or ATM
92.5
Machinery or Machines Other
70

Compressors, air, or Air Ends

Subcategory
Class
In boxes or crates
85

Copying, Duplicating or Reproducing Machines

Subcategory
Class
Boxed or Crated
100

Elevators, Conveyors, or Parts Named:

Subcategory
Class
Conveyors, drag-line or overhead runway, Packaged
65

Engines Used, Internal combustion

Subcategory
Class
Automobile or Tractor, used
85

Laundry

Subcategory
Class
Steam, Commercial or Institutional Type
100

Machines

Subcategory
Class
Air pressure, cylinder shaped, closed ends, bronze
100
Air pressure, cylinder shaped, closed ends, Copper
150
Air shaped, closed ends, steel r pressure, cylinde
85
Milling and Grinding
100
Pumps w/operating parts
85
Shrink wrapping machine, for pallets/racks
125
Sprayers, cement/paint/plaster/grease
85
Steam traps, tilting/loose/on skids
85
Valves without operating parts
77.5
Vending
125

Medical

Ambulance Stretcher

Subcategory
Class
Nested, in packages
100
Not Nested, in packages
200

Dental, Medical, Surgical Instruments or Machines

Subcategory
Class
Boxed or Packaged
150

Equipment

Subcategory
Class
Dental or Medical Instruments
150

Wheel Chair Lifts

Subcategory
Class
Motorized or Manual
150

Wheel Chairs

Subcategory
Class
Powered
200
Self Propelled
150

Metals

Aluminum

Subcategory
Class
Copper-clad steel or wire
65
Iron or steel cables
60
Iron or steel cast pipe
50
Rods, aluminum
60
Scrap pieces, copper/brass
55
Sheets of bronze/copper, strapped into bundles
60
Tanks, steel
250
Trusses, or Sections thereof
250
U Channel
60

Metal or Metal Alloys

Subcategory
Class
Bars,Billets,Blooms,Castings,Pipe,Rings,Rods,Scrap
70

Motorcyles

New or Used

Subcategory
Class
Electric or Gas
150

Office Supplies

Writing Utensils

Subcategory
Class
Artistic crayons
100
Chalk, non-pastel, in boxes
55
Crayons in boxes, school use
60
Lead wooden pencils (not mechanical)
70
Markers or pens, boxed, other than felt tip
92.5
Pictures/posters individually rolled, made of paper
125
Pictures/Posters, other than rolled/in boxes
85
Pictures/Posters,rolled, in boxes
125
Posters/pictures on paperboard, unframed, boxed
85

Paintings or Pictures

Framed or Not Framed

Subcategory
Class
Secured in Boxes or Crates
110

Paper

Paper Types

Subcategory
Class
Computer / copy paper, Register Tape
55
Napkins, Toilet, Paper Towels
60

Reading Materials or Printed Materials

Books/ Brochures/ Magazines

Subcategory
Class
Blue Prints
70
Flyer, Printed Brochures, leaflets
60
Hard Cover
65
Magazines
55
Newspapers fully/partly printed
70
Paperback books
60
Printed matter, sheeted
70

Tanning Bed

Assembled Bed

Subcategory
Class
Tanning beds
150

Tools

Electric

Subcategory
Class
Electric tools, hydralic or pneumatic
85
Lathes -Metalworking, Palletized
110
Lathes, Metalworking, Over 2000 lbs,in boxes or cr
85
Lathes- Metalworking, Boxed/Crated
100
Manual Handheld Tools, Non-Powered
85

Trade Show or Exhibition Materials

Paraphernalia, Exhibition or Trade Show

Subcategory
Class
Boxed, Crated or Palletized
125
Exhibit Booths / Displays
125

Vehicles / Motor Craft

ATV

Subcategory
Class
Boxed or Crated
150

Jet Skis/Waverunners

Subcategory
Class
Jet ski, with jet pump propulsion, in a crate
150

Motorcycles

Subcategory
Class
Gas powered motorcycle
150
Go Carts
150

Snowmobiles

Subcategory
Class
Assembled
200
Skies & Windshield Detacted
100

What happens if you receive a bill directly from a carrier?

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.

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