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Shipping Metal Rails

Shipping Metal Rails

We ship metal rails by truckload or partial truckload. We offer competitive rates with top US carriers. See current rates available online.

How to Make Shipping Metal Rails Easy and Affordable


Whether buying or selling metal rails, FreightCenter makes shipping metal rails easy and affordable. Following this page’s suggestions, you will show how easy and affordable shipping metal rails can be with FreightCenter.

Metal rails can refer to items made from materials as light as aluminum and heavy as steel. This is because metal rails serve a wide range of purposes.


  • Bed frames
  • Staircase construction
  • Handrails
  • Shelving units
  • Railroad tracks
  • Deck railing
  • Stair railing
  • Plus many 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.


Types of Metal Rails We Ship:


  • Steel railing
  • Wrought iron railing
  • metal stair railing
  • metal deck railing
  • metal handrails
  • iron railings
  • iron stair railing
  • metal porch railing
  • aluminum handrail
  • wrought iron handrail
  • Plus, many more!
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How Do You Select a Carrier for Metal Rails if You Need a Full Truckload?

Suppose you ship metal rails in dimensions (more than 12′) and quantities that call for full truckload service. In that case, FreightCenter’s Truckload division is available to find a suitable carrier for your shipment.

We maintain relationships with hundreds of nationwide regional and national freight trucking companies 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 800.716.7608 to learn more, or use our free online quote tool to get started immediately.

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How Do You Select a Carrier for Metal Rails if You Need an LTL Shipment?


You don’t need truckload shipping for metal rails suitable for less-than-truckload shipping (LTL). You only pay for the space you need on the truck and share space with other cargo going in the same direction.

FreightCenter has over 50+ carriers and experienced agents who can match your load with a reputable LTL carrier at a reasonable price.

Call our LTL shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more, or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.


How Do You Prepare a Metal Rails Load for Truckload Shipping?


Are you planning to ship a load of metal rails? If you are, ensuring their proper preparation is essential to guarantee their safe and secure arrival at their destination.


Here are some tips to help you get started: 

Secure the Load: First, ensure the metal rails are securely fastened and packaged to prevent damage or movement during transit. This will help ensure they arrive in the same condition they were when they left. 

Choose the Right Truck: Next, choose the right truck for the job. Consider the size and weight of the metal rails load and the truck’s dimensions and weight capacity to ensure a proper fit. 

Proper Packaging: Proper packaging is also crucial. Use padding, protective covers, or strapping to secure the rails and protect them from potential damage during transportation. 

Labeling and Documentation: Remember to label and document the load appropriately. This includes attaching shipping labels that indicate the contents and handling instructions. 

Compliance with Regulations: Compliance with regulations is also essential. If necessary, ensure you adhere to any applicable rules for shipping metal rails, including hazardous materials communication requirements. 

Consider Insurance: Depending on the value of the metal rails, it may be a good idea to consider obtaining insurance coverage for the shipment. This can provide financial protection in case of loss or damage during transit. 

Choose a Reliable Carrier: Finally, choose a reliable carrier with experience transporting metal rails. Research and compare different transportation companies to find one that meets your needs and requirements. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to preparing a metal rails load for truckload shipping.


Finely-tailored Metal Rail Freight Solutions

To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

LTL Freight

Our LTL Freight Shipping services are designed to save businesses time and money while ensuring goods' secure and efficient transportation to their destinations. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and our extensive network of carriers make us a valuable partner in logistics and supply chain management.

Truckload Freight

FreightCenter offers comprehensive Truckload Freight Shipping services, providing businesses with reliable, cost-effective solutions for transporting partial and full truckload shipments. Our services include rate comparison, carrier selection, online booking, expert guidance, shipment tracking, and custom solutions, all aimed at simplifying the truckload shipping process and optimizing efficiency.

Expedited Freight

FreightCenter specializes in Expedited Freight Shipping, offering businesses fast and reliable transportation solutions for time-sensitive shipments. Our services include rapid booking, expedited carrier selection, real-time tracking, and dedicated support, ensuring urgent freight reaches its destination promptly and securely.

Specialized Freight

FreightCenter provides specialized freight shipping services tailored to unique cargo requirements. Our offerings include expert handling, custom solutions, specialized equipment, and attentive support to ensure the safe and secure transport of specialized or sensitive freight, meeting specific industry needs with precision and care.

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How to Compare The Cost to Ship Metal Rails

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.

  • 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, 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 support our technology with real, live shipping experts who help you.

Need help booking your next metal rails shipment? Have preparation questions? 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.

Benefits of Partnering with FreightCenter: 3 Advantages

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Cost Efficiency

3PL providers can reduce operating costs through optimized transportation routes, minimized warehousing expenses, and favorable shipping rates. Additionally, outsourcing logistics can eliminate upfront capital expenses for transportation infrastructure, warehouse facilities, and technology systems.

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Expertise and Resources

3PL providers have logistical expertise, technology, and experience to improve supply chain efficiency and inventory management. They can adapt to fluctuations in demand and adjust warehouse space, transportation capacity, and staffing for changing requirements.

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Core Competencies

Working with a 3PL can increase productivity and innovation by outsourcing logistics functions - Mitigating supply chain risks, market fluctuations, and regulatory changes through contingency plans and adaptability.


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