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Shipping Ice Melts

Shipping ice melts made easy! Learn how to pack, label, and safeguard your winter essentials for a worry-free delivery. FreightCenter's expert agents will help ensure a smooth shipping experience.

Ice Melts

When flurries begin to catch the pavement and start sticking to your driveways and sidewalks, the ice-melt season is underway! Ice melts are chemical substances that melt and reduce ice and snow buildup on paved surfaces. Ice melts lower the freezing point of water, making it difficult for ice to form and exist. Ice melts are critical during winter because they improve safety and reduce winter-related accidents.  

Shipping Ice Melts

 

    1. Gathering Supplies: It is important to gather the necessary supplies before beginning the shipping process. You will need the following items:

 

  • Ice melts (rock salt, calcium chloride, etc.)
  • Packaging Materials (plastic bags, buckets, or boxes)
  • Shipping labels and packing tape
  • Packing materials (bubble wrap, packing peanuts, newspaper) 
  • Safety gear (gloves and goggles)

 

2. Appropriate Packaging:

Select a robust container that can withstand the weight of the ice melts. Taking the time to choose the correct shipping container will help prevent leakage; it is common to use bags, buckets, or boxes. Ensure the packaging is dry and clean to avoid clumping and potential contamination.  

3. Packaging & Cushioning:

Scoop and pour the ice melts into the appropriate containers and seal them. Seal the container securely to prevent leaks and spills. Reinforce the seals with packing tape to reinforce security during transit. Damage risk can be mitigated by sufficient cushioning materials like bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or newspaper around the container to protect the shipment from impact. 

4. Labeling & Documentation:

Label the ice melt package clearly to improve efficiency during transit and prevent mistakes and delays. Include the shipping address, recipient name, return address, and contact information. If your carrier requires, attach all hazardous material labels and documentation required by shipping regulations. Check with your freight agent to verify if any shipping hazards and regulations are surrounding your shipment. Your freight agent will provide you with and ensure you properly complete all essential documentation.

5. Protect against Moisture: 

Ice melts can absorb moisture in the air, affecting their overall performance and contributing to clumping. It is wise to use moisture-resistant packaging or add desiccant packets inside the container. These extra steps will help prevent the moisture issue and potential consequences altogether. 

6. Weigh & Measure: 

Prioritize weighing and measuring your ice melt shipment before sending it off. Knowing the dimensions and weight of your ice melt shipment is crucial information for your carrier and freight agent. We need accurate numbers to find you the best shipping method, freight carrier, and rates! 

7. Choosing a carrier:

Your FreightCenter agent will help you find a carrier that can handle the size and weight of your ice melt shipment. Together, you will compare carrier pricing delivery speed and discuss any special requirements if the shipment is hazardous. 

8. Shipping Regulations:

As previously mentioned, another reason to be completely transparent with your freight agent is so they can determine whether or not your shipment will be classified as hazardous. This information is crucial to the safety of your carrier and shipment. Disclosing your shipment details and determining whether your shipment is hazardous is critical. Following the requirements and regulations will ensure a timely shipment and prevent additional fees. 

9. Notifying the Recipient:

If you are responsible for shipping ice melts to customers, inform them of the shipment and the scheduled delivery dates and times. Provide them with a tracking number for the organization and greater peace of mind for all parties. 

10. Follow-up: 

Use the tracking number provided by your FreightCenter agent to keep track of your ice melt shipment progress. While your FreightCenter agent will contact you regarding any delays or issues with your shipment, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

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There is no requirement to use the official carrier, and you stand to save a lot of money when you use a 3PL like FreightCenter to book your freight shipping. What’s more, when you call FreightCenter to take care of your shipping, you’ll receive excellent service for a fraction of the cost. The key is competition; FreightCenter is where top carriers compete for your business. Want proof? 

Use our instant freight quote tool to receive estimates from numerous carriers, or speak to one of our freight shipping experts by calling us at 800.716.7608. 

Choosing FreightCenter

 

When you choose to work with us, you are choosing to make your shipping process seamless. Here are just some of the benefits working with our Third Party Logistics company will have on your shipping experience:

  • When you partner with FreightCenter, a premier 3PL (Third Party Logistics) company with over twenty-four years of experience within the logistics industry, you are choosing success. Over the decades, our team has dealt with nearly every shipment imaginable. There is no shipment process we cannot help you with!
  • FreightCenter employs a knowledgeable staff always willing to learn and grow with industry changes and advancements. We are ready to answer any questions you have throughout the entire process!
  • We act as the middleman between you and your carrier; you do not have to worry about playing phone tag with your trucker. Your agent will directly communicate with you and your carrier, delivering any necessary information or updates between you. 
  • We secure the best transit carrier and route for you at the best price. There is no need to spend hours figuring out the logistics or searching for a worthwhile deal. 
  • We make it easy to ensure your shipments by guiding you toward the best providers. Whether you need full or partial coverage, we have you covered!
  • We arrange the pickups and drop-offs while also making sure to track each shipment in transit. This ensures that you know where your packages are every step of the way! 

Now, what are you waiting for? Call FreightCenter to set up your account and discuss your shipment. We are ready to answer your questions and provide solutions! Our team looks forward to partnering with you. 

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Critical Shipping Details:

When shipping ice melts, remember that this shipment is oversized. Just as with any shipment, you will need to provide the weight and dimensions of your product. Providing the most accurate numbers possible is essential to avoid billing adjustments. When an oversized product is unaccounted for and carriers are unprepared, this challenges logistics. Save yourself and your carrier the headache by providing accurate information. Be forthcoming with your freight center agent, and provide details on precisely what you are shipping. Your FreightCenter agent will assist you in determining the exact classification of your freight and inform you of any regulations and standards required by your carrier.  

Another area in which choosing a 3PL, like FreightCenter, can smooth out the shipping process is by helping you find the best insurance coverage for your shipment. Purchasing insurance is worth considering. We can help you find the best route/transportation with the most reliable carriers in the network, but accidents and damages still have the potential to occur. When you have already planned to invest in successful transportation, it only makes sense to insure your shipment. We can help you find the best insurance coverage available and make sure you do not have to face the possibility of financial loss. 

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The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

Flatbed Trucking:

Use flatbed trucks for oversized or unusually shaped ice melt shipments.

Intermodal Transportation:

Combine multiple modes of transportation, such as trucking and rail, for efficient and cost-effective shipping.

Rail Freight:

Transport ice melt shipments via rail for long-distance shipments.

Ocean Freight:

Ship ice melt shipments in containers on cargo ships for international transport.

Air Freight:

Opt for air transportation when time-sensitive delivery of ice melt shipments is required.

Cross-Border Trucking:

Arrange for trucking services to transport ice melt packages across international borders.

Heavy Haul Trucking:

Engage specialized heavy haul trucking services for oversized or cumbersome ice melt packages.

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