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How to Make Shipping Freezers Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling freezers, FreightCenter makes shipping freezers easy and affordable. 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 is usually done via LTL hauls, meaning shipments that are too small to fill an entire truckload but are larger than a parcel or small package.
How Do You Prepare a Freezer for Ltl Shipping?
You will save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers.
Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.
Freezers are large, heavy, and cumbersome. They must always stay upright and should be emptied and defrosted before shipping.
Be sure to start the defrosting process plenty of time before the pickup date. Clean and dry the unit.
Remove all shelves, baskets, or other removable items from the freezer and package them separately.
Remember that the freezer will need to be moved by forklift or pallet jack, which means the forklift must be able to get under the freezer to lift it.
If the freezer sits on wheels, it must 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 besides the freezer, check out our Freight Class Lookup table.
What is The Cost of Shipping Freezers?
The cost of shipping freezers via LTL depends on various factors.
These can include the dimensions of the freezer, the distance, any additional services required, and the carrier’s pricing structure.
By considering these factors and comparing quotes, you can find the most economical solution for your freezer shipping needs.
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.
Then, you choose which freight carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.
Your first step is to get an 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 or questions about packaging? 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.
Shipping Freezers FAQ
Q. Is it OK to lay a freezer down to transport?
A. Yes, you can lay a freezer down to transport, but it is recommended to lay it on its compressor side for minimal time. Placing it on its side or back may displace the refrigerant in the coils and potentially cause damage, as advised by GE Appliances. Take extra caution during transportation to prevent any potential issues.
Q. How do you ship freezers?
A. When shipping freezers, it is important to remove all removable items and package them separately. Ensure the freezer can be lifted by a forklift or pallet jack, which requires clearance underneath. If the freezer has wheels, lock them before shipping. Following these steps will help ensure a smooth and safe shipment of your freezer.
Q. What types of freezers can be shipped via freight?
A. Freight shipping can accommodate various types of freezers, including chest freezers, upright freezers, walk-in freezers, and commercial-grade freezers.
Q. Can I ship a freezer with food inside?
A. It is strongly recommended to ship the freezer without any food inside. Shipping frozen food items can lead to spoilage during transit, and it might also attract pests and cause hygiene issues.
Q. Is there a weight limit for shipping freezers via freight?
A. Yes, there is a weight limit for freight shipments. The exact weight limit depends on the freight carrier and the specific shipping service you choose. It’s essential to verify weight restrictions with the freight company before scheduling the shipment.
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