SHIPPING METAL RAILS

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HOW TO MAKE SHIPPING METAL RAILS EASY AND AFFORDABLE

Whether you're buying or selling metal rails, FreightCenter makes shipping metal rails easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you'll see how.

The term metal rails can refer to items made from materials as light as aluminum and as heavy as steel. That's because metal rails are used.in a wide variety of ways. 

  • Bed frames
  • Stair case construction
  • Hand rails
  • Shelving units
  • Railroad tracks
  • More…

Freight shipping metal rails can be done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls if the length of the rail is no more than 12 feet. But if you are shipping longer metal rails, you will need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

HOW DO YOU SELECT A CARRIER FOR METAL RAILS IF YOU NEED A FULL TRUCKLOAD?

If you are shipping metal rails in dimensions (more than 12') 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 rails shipping, we're here to help ,  Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7882 to learn more or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE A METAL RAILS LOAD FOR LTL 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.

Exactly how you should prepare the metal rails you're shipping will depend on the type of rails they are. Check with one of our LTL shipping experts for definitive instructions on how to prepare your shipment. 

HOW TO COMPARE THE COSTS OF SHIPPING METAL RAILS 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, online freight shipping quote.

  1. Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
  2. 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.
  3. A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
  4. Once the shipment is scheduled, you'll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
  5. 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 rails shipment? Have questions about preparation? 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.


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