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Antiques

Being able to Ship Antiques is easy and affordable. Instantly compare quotes from top carriers and book your shipment using our freight quote tool.

The Best Way to Make Shipping Antiques Easy and Affordable

Whether you’re buying or selling, FreightCenter makes shipping it easy and affordable to Ship Antiques. Follow the suggestions on this page, and you’ll see how.

The Special, Personal Value of Antiques

Some people collect antiques for sentimental reasons. Some specialize in restoring and selling them. For others, antiques are part of an inheritance and represent a special connection with family members from whom they are descended. We understand the commitment people make to locating and acquiring a particular item and any sentimental attachments. Our freight agents will assist with best practice recommendations for shipping antiques, from carrier selection to crating services. Our agents will guide you through the freight booking process.

If you’re shipping antiques that are too large or heavy to ship as a parcel, LTL (less-than-truckload) freight will likely meet your needs. But if you send a houseful of antiques, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

FreightCenter’s shipping experts will help you find the best mode of transportation and carrier. If the antiques are fragile and traveling a great distance, consider using air freight to reduce road vibration. For fragile goods traveling a shorter distance, a van with air-ride suspensions is a good choice.

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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!

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Why Choose FreightCenter For Antique Shipping Services?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. Our services offer a unique combination of history, competitive pricing, and unmatched level of service. Over the years and miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of industry partners to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their freight shipment, they trust us to do the job right.

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How Do You Select a Carrier for Antiques if You Need a Full Truckload?

If you are shipping antiques in dimensions and quantities that call for full truckload service, FreightCenter’s Truckload division will match the suitable carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies within our network. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles, including vans with air ride suspensions. Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more, or use our free online quote tool to get started immediately.

How Do You Prepare Antiques for LTL Freight Shipping?

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.

Antiques should receive maximum protection. LTL shipping means the cargo will be moved on and off trucks at least six times by the time it reaches its destination. If you are not well versed in adequately crating your antiques, consider hiring a professional packaging firm.

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