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Shipping Metal Rods

Shipping Metal Rods

FreightCenter makes shipping metal rods easy & affordable. Instantly compare rate quotes from multiple top freight carriers. Great savings & service.

How Do You Ship Metal Rods?

FreightCenter makes shipping metal rods easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page, and you’ll see how. Metal rods are made from several raw materials:

  • Steel

  • Aluminum

  • Brass

  • Bronze

  • Copper

  • Copper alloys

  • Magnesium

  • Nickel

  • Stainless steel

  • Titanium

  • Zinc

FreightCenter will help you ship any or all of them. Freight shipping metal rods can be done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls if the rods are no longer than 12 feet. But if the metal rods you are shipping are longer, you must book a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

How Do You Select a Carrier if You Need a Full Truckload?

Suppose you ship metal rods in dimensions (more than 12′) or 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 freight trucking companies nationwide, 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 shipping metal rods, we’re here to help; call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our free online quote tool for truckloads to get started.

How Do You Prepare for Ltl Shipping Metal Rods?

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck. Depending on the type, shape, and size of the metal rods you’re shipping, you likely will want to package them in a crate or heavy-duty bulk box that can be attached to a pallet. Palletizing your rods on oversized pallets might be the best solution for a hefty load. This takes special planning.

  • Bundle—Consolidating two or more items into a single package and combining them with multiple bundles ensures containment while increasing the integrity of the bundle, which will reduce loss and damages.

  • Blocking—It’s important to keep your shipments from jostling. To ensure they remain fixed, brace them with wood fastened to the pallet. This will keep pieces from swinging from the end.

  • Securing—This should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: keep your bundles strapped to the pallet. Safely securing your bundles will keep it within the blocking. Make sure any strapping is out of the way of forklift blades.

What Is the Nmfc (Freight Class) for Shipping Metal Rods?

Many metal rods are very dense and have a low freight class of 60. To ensure your shipment’s freight class, check with an LTL shipping expert when you confirm your shipment details.

How to Compare the Costs of Shipping From Trusted Ltl 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 seconds. Your first step is to get an instant online freight shipping quote. 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 and 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 assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your metal rod 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.

Shipping Metal Rods FAQ

Q: What is the best way to ship metal rods via freight?

A. Shipping metal rods via freight can be done using LTL (Less Than Truckload) or FTL (Full Truckload) services. LTL is ideal for smaller quantities, as it allows you to share space with other shipments. FTL is more suitable for large quantities or when you need the entire truck’s capacity for your metal rods.


Q. Can I ship different types of metal rods in the same shipment?

A. Yes, you can ship various types of metal rods in the same freight shipment, as long as they are packaged and labeled correctly. However, it’s essential to inform the freight carrier about the different materials to ensure appropriate handling and storage.


Q. How are shipping costs for metal rods calculated in freight shipping?

A. The shipping cost for metal rods via freight depends on factors like weight, dimensions, distance, shipping service (LTL or FTL), and any additional services required. To obtain an accurate quote, consider reaching out to freight carriers or utilizing online freight calculators.


Q: Are metal rods insured during freight shipping?

A. Most reputable freight carriers offer basic liability coverage, but it might not be sufficient to fully protect the value of your metal rods. Consider inquiring about additional freight insurance options to ensure proper coverage.


Q. Are there any restrictions on shipping certain types of metal rods?

A. Some types of metal rods, especially those considered hazardous materials, might have specific shipping restrictions imposed by freight carriers or regulatory agencies. Ensure that you comply with all relevant regulations and inform the carrier about the contents of your shipment to avoid any issues during transit.

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