Shipping Dry Goods
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Shipping of Wholesale Dry Goods
Wholesale dry goods make up the majority of freight shipping in the US. Moved around the United States all day, every day, and sold in retail stores other than grocery stores and hardware stores, trucks are the number one transportation method used for shipping dry goods. There are so many freight carrier options out there. Carriers that specialize in specific routes or cargo types can save money. Trying to figure out who can provide the best service for the best rates is a fulltime job. Fortunately, you have FreightCenter to do it for you. Shipping dry goods is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. But if you are shipping a very large amount of dry goods, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Dry Goods if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping dry goods that call for full truckload service, FreightCenter’s Truckload division is available to find the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies throughout the country who check with us for available hauls. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles. If you need a specialty vehicle like a refrigerated truck or one with an air suspension, we’re here to help , Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.
How Do You Prepare Dry Goods 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. Dry goods are usually shipped in boxes that are strapped (banded) to a pallet. Here are some tips that could help you save money and time.
Package dry goods to condense items to take up as little space as possible
Keep weights and dimensions to a minimum
Used proper packaging materials such as packing papger, bubble wrap, foam packaging products, packing tape, etc.
Wrap packed boxes with shrink wrap
Label your pallets and boxes accurately in several locations so the label can be found easily
Use standard size boxes to make safe stacking easier
Do not overpack boxes beyond their weight limits
Stack goods on as few pallets as possible, up to 72” in height
Keep packages from overhanging the pallet edge on any side
Use banding straps to prevent load shifts
Ship to and from facilities with loading docks when possible
How to Compare Ltl Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Dry Goods
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.
Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
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.
A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
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 dry goods 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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