FreightCenter makes shipping manufacturing equipment & supplies easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
How to Ship Manufacturing Equipment & SuppliesShipping manufacturing equipment & supplies can usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. But if you are shipping one or more large pieces of equipment, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How to Select a Carrier for Shipping Manufacturing Equipment & Supplies if You Need a Full TruckloadFreightCenter’s Truckload division will match the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies within our network. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles. If you need a specialty vehicle like a flatbed, RGN or step deck for your manufacturing equipment & supplies shipping, we will find it for you. Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our instant truckload quote toolto get started.
How Do You Prepare Manufacturing Equipment & Supplies for Ltl Freight 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. Package your supplies in crates or bulk boxes. Bulk boxes are designed to fit on pallets. The walls of the boxes can be double or even triple wall thick, often made of corrugated cardboard. Bulk boxes have removable tops and are best used for the smaller parts traveling with the shipment. Larger pieces of equipment can be palletized or packaged securely in crates for the highest level of protection. All machines with moving parts must be crated.
Comparing Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Ltl Carriers When Shipping Manufacturing Equipment & SuppliesFreightCenter 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, LTL 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.