The Best Way to Make Shipping Power Tools Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling power tools, FreightCenter makes shipping power tools easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
Hand power tools can be shipped as parcels. For shipping large power tools or large orders of small power tools, LTL (less-than-truckload) freight is the way to go. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
Power tools shipping loads commonly include:
- Grinding machine
- Circular saw
- Table saw
- Band saw
- Hand drill
- Drill press
- Many more
How Do You Arrange for Parcel Shipping Through FreightCenter?
As a one-stop shipping solution, FreightCenter offers FTL (full truckload), LTL (less-than-truckload) and Parcel shipping. To get a quote on shipping power tools as a parcel, request a quote online or call our team of parcel experts at 800.716.7608.
How Do You Prepare a Power Tools Load 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.
Box or bubble wrap your tools and place them 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 easy to load and unload.
Larger power tools should be broken down as much as possible, with the components wrapped in paper, foam or bubble packaging and secured in a crate. You can make your own crate or purchase one from a crating service.
What Is the NMFC (Freight Class) for Shipping Power Tools?
The freight class for shipping power tools depends on the tool being shipped. The following information covers some power tools and comes from our Freight Class Lookup table.
- Electric Tools, Hydraulic or Pneumatic | 85
- Lathes – Metalworking, Palletized | 110
- Lathes – Metalworking, Over 2,000 pounds, Boxed or Crated | 85
- Lathes – Metalworking, Boxed or Crated | 150
How to Compare LTL Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Power Tools
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, 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 power tool shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions.