SHIPPING BATTERIES

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THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SHIPPING BATTERIES EASY AND AFFORDABLE

Need to ship hybrid batteries or pallets of car batteries? FreightCenter makes it easy and affordable. Read the tips that follow on this page to see how.

Shipping batteries is done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BATTERIES FOR LTL FREIGHT SHIPPING?

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

Packaging non-spillable scrap car batteries for shipping is a fairly simple matter.

Place a piece of cardboard on top of a pallet, being sure that the cardboard does not extend beyond the edges of the pallet. Make a layer of batteries on the cardboard. Stand the batteries upright, making sure that terminals from one battery do not touch the terminals of another battery. If there are side terminals, do not let the side terminals on two batteries face each other. If the batteries are different sizes, put the taller batteries on the perimeter of the layer, with the shorter batteries in the middle. Do not let the batteries extend over the edges of the cardboard. If you need another layer, place a thick piece of honeycombed cardboard on top of the first layer and repeat what you did for the first layer. You can have up to three layers, total. Place another piece of heavy cardboard over the top layer.

When the batteries and cardboard are all in place, shrink wrap the entire package, starting at the bottom and working your way up until the shrink wrap overlaps the top layer of cardboard. Repeat three or four times until the entire package is sealed, protected, and wrapped tight so batteries will not shift position while in transit.

Packaging hybrid batteries is even simpler.

The market for hybrid vehicle recycling and replacement is strong and growing. To meet the demand, there are companies that manufacture cases especially for hybrid batteries that are made to accommodate a forklift of pallet jack. Just follow the directions when you place the battery in the case and you're all set.

HOW TO COMPARE LTL FREIGHT SHIPPING COSTS FROM TRUSTED CARRIERS WHEN SHIPPING BATTERIES

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers' rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.

Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.

  1. Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
  2. You'll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
  3. A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
  4. Once the shipment is scheduled, you'll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
  5. Double check that all information is correct.

WHAT IF YOU NEED HELP?

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 battery shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you've booked your shipment? Our shipping 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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