How to Make Shipping Freezers Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling freezers, FreightCenter makes shipping freezers easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
FreightCenter can book the shipping of any kind of freezer anywhere, from a small chest freezer to a large commercial freezer.
Freight shipping freezers is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls.
How Do You Prepare a Freezer for Ltl 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.
Freezer are large, heavy and cumbersome. They must stay upright at all times and cannot be shipped on their sides, top or back.
The freezer should be emptied and defrosted prior to shipping. Be sure to start the defrosting process in plenty of time before the pickup date. Clean and dry the unit. Remove all shelves, baskets or any other removable item from the freezer and package them separately.
Remember that the freezer will need to be moved by forklift or pallet jack, which means the tongs of the forklift must be able to get under the freezer to lift it. If the freezer sits on wheels, they will need to be locked before shipping. If that’s not possible, the freezer will have to be banded to a pallet for shipping.
Secure the freezer doors with tape or remove them and package them separately.
In all cases, check with the manufacturer for any shipping instructions, including special handling.
What Is the Nmfc (Freight Class) for Shipping Freezers?
The freight class for shipping a freezer is 150. When you complete the online quote form you will enter 150 where it asks for the freight class. If you are shipping anything in addition to the freezer, check out our Freight Class Lookup table.
How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Freezers From Trusted Carriers
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 freezer shipment? Have questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our freight 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.