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Shipping Freezers

Shipping Freezers

Shipping freezers can be cost effective with FreightCenter’s online freight quote. Instantly compare rates of top US carriers who will ship your freezer.

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.

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Why Choose FreightCenter For Freezer Shipping Services?

 

Expertise in Temperature-Controlled Shipping: At FreightCenter, we understand the unique challenges of shipping freezers and temperature-sensitive goods. Our experienced logistics team coordinates temperature-controlled freight, ensuring your freezers are shipped optimally. With access to a vast network of refrigerated carriers and state-of-the-art equipment, we tailor our services to maintain precise temperature requirements, guaranteeing your shipment arrives in perfect condition.

Competitive Rates with Tailored Solutions: We aim to provide high-quality shipping services without breaking your budget. By leveraging our extensive relationships with regional and national carriers, we secure competitive rates for freezer shipping while offering tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. Whether you require LTL (less-than-truckload) or full truckload shipping, we customize our services to deliver your freezers safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

Dedicated Customer Support and Seamless Logistics: FreightCenter is committed to surpassing customer expectations at every step. Our dedicated customer support team works closely with you to ensure a seamless shipping experience, from initial booking to final delivery. We handle all aspects of logistics, including tracking, paperwork, and communication with carriers, so you can focus on your business while we manage your freezer shipment. Choose FreightCenter for freezer shipping services and experience peace of mind knowing your temperature-sensitive goods are in capable hands.

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How Do You Prepare a Freezer For LTL Shipping?

Properly preparing a freezer for LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping is essential to ensure it arrives at its destination safely and undamaged. Follow these step-by-step directions to ensure secure packaging and minimize potential shipping risks:

Step-by-Step Directions:

 

Defrost and Clean the Freezer:
  • – Defrost: Unplug the freezer and allow it to defrost thoroughly. Ensure there’s no remaining ice or moisture that could cause mold growth.
  • – Clean: Clean the interior with mild soap and water, then dry it thoroughly.

 

Remove and Secure Internal Components:
  • – Shelves and Drawers: Take out removable shelves, drawers, and any other internal components.
  • – Wrap and Pack: Wrap each component in bubble wrap or packing paper. Secure them inside the freezer using foam padding or in a separate box.

 

Secure the Freezer Door:
  • – Door Sealing: Secure and seal the door with packing tape or a bungee cord to prevent it from opening during transit.
  • – Add Protection: Place a cardboard or foam padding layer between the door and the freezer to minimize door movement.

 

Protect the Exterior:
  • – Wrap: Wrap the entire freezer in moving blankets or bubble wrap to protect it from scratches and dents.
  • – Corner Protectors: Apply corner protectors to prevent damage to the edges.
  • – Stretch Wrap: Cover the wrapped freezer with stretch wrap to secure the protective materials.

 

Palletize the Freezer:

  • – Select a Pallet: Choose a sturdy, appropriately sized shipping pallet that is in good condition.
  • – Position: Place the freezer upright on the center of the pallet.
  • – Strap or Band: Use heavy-duty straps or bands to tightly secure the freezer to the pallet.
  • – Stabilize: Add foam or wooden blocking to stabilize the freezer on the pallet.

 

Label the Shipment Properly:
  • – Shipping Labels: Attach clear and accurate shipping labels to the pallet.
  • – Fragile Markings: Mark the package with “Fragile” or “Handle with Care” stickers.
  • – Orientation Arrows: Include “This Side Up” arrows to indicate the correct orientation.

 

Document and Photograph:

  • – Photograph: Take photos of the packaged freezer from multiple angles for insurance purposes.
  • – Bill of Lading (BOL): Fill out the Bill of Lading (BOL) with accurate and detailed information about your shipment.

 

Coordinate with the Carrier:
  • – Pick-Up Schedule: Confirm the pick-up schedule with the carrier.
  • – Special Instructions: Provide any special handling instructions to ensure proper care.

By following these steps, you can prepare your freezer for LTL shipping securely and efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring safe transit. For further assistance, contact FreightCenter’s shipping specialists at 800.716.7608.

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 when asked for the freight class.

Check out our Freight Class Lookup table if you are shipping anything besides the freezer.

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Shipping Freezers faq’s

Q. Is it OK to lay a freezer down to transport?

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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. What types of freezers can be shipped via freight?

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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?

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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.