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Shipping Wheels and Tires

Shipping Wheels and Tires

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Prepare for Shipping Wheels and Tires

Boxing up wheels isn’t complicated at all! Pick a corrugated box that is a little bigger than the wheel itself. For example, 17″x8″ with no tire would fit in a container that is at least 18″x18″x16″. This allows the wheels to lay flat, stacked and positioned when shipping. Let’s say your friend is selling their wheels for something more aesthetic and custom, and they have to ship out their 18″ wheels to the buyer. They will package them in a box size of around 22″x18″x18″. Before packaging, it is beneficial to deflate some air from the tires, making them less dense. To avoid the tumbling effect while in the moving cargo truck, fill the gaps in the box with bubble wrap or wrapping paper. This prevents the wheels from shifting around and getting damaged.

An excellent method pulled from YouTube helps with sealing the package; If there is still space at the top when closing the box, put a smaller box on top of the wheels; then, when you close the flaps and tape it, they will be flat and secured in case anything is stacked on top. It is essential to palletize your boxes if they are stacked. This adds an extra layer of protection. If shipping tires with no rims, use the same concept of picking a slightly bigger box than the tire. In this case, you don’t need to add any protective filament. Just put a circle of cardboard and a foam sheet between each tire and bind them together with a wrap, strap, or significant zip ties. Add the tires flat in the box, then you are ready for shipping wheels and tires, and the car is ready for fresh new shoes!

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Compare Costs of Shipping Wheels and Tires

Depending on the needs of your business, FreightCenter provides Full-Truckload (FTL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) options. We have partnered with several carriers to give shippers endless possibilities for their shipments is qualified for. Our specialists will help you compare rates and transit times. We have an abundance of carriers who ship automobile parts and much more. First, choose your page; they will safely handle all shipments with the proper precautions. FreightCenter does the rest.

The NMFC (freight class) code for shipping wheels and tires can be found on our Freight Class Lookup Tool. Once you find that out, please speak with one of our logistics specialists to see what carriers you qualify for. If you already know who you would like to choose, go ahead and book your shipment, then one of our specialists will contact you to ensure everything is accurate. You will receive your paperwork and Bill of Lading when the shipment information is finally confirmed. Shipping Wheels and Tires with FreightCenter is easy because our specialists will guide you through the process. All you have to do is get your brand out there; then, we will get the products out for you once you need them shipped.

FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your wheels and tires shipment? Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our freight experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now, or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

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