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Shipping Auto Body Parts

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How to Ship Auto Body Parts


Whether you’re buying or selling car parts, finding a partner that makes shipping auto body parts painless and affordable has never been easier.
First, let’s take a look at the various auto body parts that are commonly shipped, then how to pack them, and, finally, how to get a quote and get started. We are here to help you find the best solution and cheapest way to ship auto body parts.


Auto body parts that are commonly shipped through FreightCenter:

  • Bumpers
  • Auto body sections
  • Grills
  • Fenders
  • Hoods
  • Radiator support
  • Pick up beds
  • Doors
  • Hard tops
  • Seats
  • Plows
  • Wheels
  • Soft tops
  • Tires and more


More than likely, you will be shipping these parts on an LTL (less-than-truckload) haul. However, if you are shipping a large number of auto-body sections, you may need a full truckload or FTL.

Regardless, your freight experts at FreightCenter can help you choose the best option.


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How do I Select an FTL Carrier for Shipping Auto Body Parts?

If your shipment requires an entire truck, FreightCenter’s Truckload division will help find the best carrier for your shipment.

We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies nationwide, all checking in with us regularly for available hauls.

Selecting a carrier with a regular route that aligns with your destination can also help cut your cost.

Additionally, we can help you ship your auto body section or your entire specialty vehicle. If you have special requirements, such as a flatbed, RGN, or step deck, we’re here to help!

To learn more about FTL freight, call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608, or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.

Additionally, if you own an auto shop, you can add a freight widget to your auto shop’s website to help make shipping easier for your customers. We provide shipping solutions for individual shippers to large enterprises.

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How do I Ship Auto Body Parts via LTL Freight?


If you have a smaller load, LTL shipping is an excellent option because you only pay for the portion of the truck that your item occupies.

When choosing LTL freight, it is important to note that your shipment will travel with cargo from other shippers. It will stop frequently and be unloaded and reloaded several times throughout transit.

Therefore, it is important to pack your shipment carefully to prevent theft and ensure it will not be damaged along the way.

Package your auto parts in crates or bulk boxes. Bulk boxes are designed to fit onto pallets. The walls of the boxes can be double or even triple wall thick, often made of corrugated cardboard.

Bulk boxes have removable tops and are best used for any smaller parts traveling along with the shipment.

Larger parts should be packaged securely in crates for the highest level of protection. Most items will be moved with a forklift, so ensure that the packaging is sturdy and secure.


What Is the NMFC (Freight Class) for Auto Body Parts?


The freight class for shipping auto body parts depends on the parts being shipped. The following information comes from our Freight Class Lookup table:

  • 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


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3 Advantages of using FreightCenter to Ship Auto Body Parts

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Experience and Expertise:

FreightCenter has over 24 years of experience in the logistics industry and specializes in shipping auto body parts. Our team of logistics experts has the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex of shipments, ensuring safe and efficient transportation.

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Competitive Pricing:

Shipping can be expensive, but FreightCenter offers competitive pricing for all of our services. By leveraging our relationships with carriers and our expertise in logistics, we can help you save money on your shipment without sacrificing quality.

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Dedicated Customer Support:

FreightCenter's commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in its dedicated customer support team. Experts are available to assist businesses at every stage of the shipping process, from initial inquiries to post-delivery support. Whether addressing concerns, tracking shipments, or providing shipment updates, FreightCenter ensures businesses receive personalized attention and top-notch service throughout their shipping journey.