How to Make Shipping Metal Racks Easy and Affordable
FreightCenter makes shipping metal racks easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
How Are Metal Racks Used and Shipped?
Commercial grade metal racks are used in warehouses and retail shops all over. These metal racks are heavy, large and need to be shipped as freight. Warehouses often require large quantities of metal racks shipped at once.
Metal racks in commercial use are referred to as “pallet racking,” which includes uprights, cross beams and wire shelving. Shipping metal racks calls for disassembling the racks to reduce space and increase density. With freight shipping, the greater the density, the lower the freight class (and shipping cost).
Freight shipping metal racks is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls. But if you are shipping a lot of metal racks for a new warehouse or store, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Shipping Metal Racks if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping metal racks in dimensions and quantities that call for full truckload service, FreightCenter’s Truckload division is available to find the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies throughout the country who check with us for available hauls. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles. If you need a specialty vehicle like a flatbed, RGN or step deck for your metal rack shipping, we’re here to help , Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our free online Truckload quote tool to get started right away.
How Do You Prepare for Shipping Metal Racks via Less-than-truckload (Ltl)?
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.
Prepare for shipping metal racks fby banding the disassembled components to pallets. Make sure the cargo does not extend over any of the pallet edges at any point. Place any loose hardware in boxes and secure the boxes to the pallet. Shrink wrap the boxes to protect them and their contents.
How to Compare the Costs of Ltl Shipping Metal Racks 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, LTL 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 metal racks 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