Need to Ship Exercise Equipment?
Gym equipment can be a costly investment, but it doesn’t have to be. Most pieces of gym equipment exceed the weight limits for parcel shipping, registering them as freight. Whether you’re buying, selling, or relocating your gym equipment, FreightCenter can help you ship your exercise machines safely and affordably.
When shipping exercise equipment and other large or heavy objects, LTL freight shipping is likely to be the most cost-effective option.
Some of the Common Types of Exercise Machines We Ship
- Bike Trainers
- Elliptical trainers
- Exercise Bikes
- Step Machines
- Home gyms
- Weight benches
- Bowflex and more…
How to Prepare Exercise Machines for LTL Shipping
LTL freight shipments are loaded and unloaded several times before reaching their destination. They travel with dozens of other shipments that may shift around during transit. It’s important to properly package and secure your equipment before shipping.
Refer to the owner’s manual first. It should specify whether any special handling is necessary.
Break down your equipment into smaller pieces. Wrap individual pieces as much as possible to prevent rubbing or friction during transit.
Fold down arms or extensions. Remove accessories like cup holders and trays. Remove items such as cords, loose weights, or pulleys.
Securing loose items and boxing small pieces is a must. Remove casters and check if your equipment has any lock settings to prevent moving parts from moving during transit. Palletize or crate the exercise equipment and any individually-packed pieces.
Use large moving blankets, padding, or cardboard to protect the surface areas of your equipment from scratches.
Measure the dimensions of the entire shipment (including packaging) and get the total weight.
How to Compare Shipping Costs From Top Carriers When Shipping Exercise Machines
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We allow you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds.
Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.
- Enter the dimensions, weight, and relevant zip codes 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.
We’re here to help
Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? We have freight experts available to answer your questions. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.