If you need to ship a small pump that weighs less than 150 lb., you might want to consider shipping it as a parcel. Most medical and personal-use pumps can be shipped as parcels. FreightCenter now ships parcels as well as freight, so you can have all of your shipping needs met by FreightCenter.
For those pumps that are too heavy or too large for parcel shipping, freight is the way to go.
Some pumps can be palletized by banding the pump to the pallet and making sure that any exposed parts that would be vulnerable to incidental impact while in transit are protected by blankets and then shrink wrapped. For smaller pumps, crating might be the best option. Properly made crates provide optimal protection when shipping freight. If you need someone to assist you with your packaging, speak to one of FreightCenter's shipping experts at 800.716.7608 for advice you can rely on.
Large, industrial pumping solutions will probably require Truckload shipping, rather than LTL. FreightCenter's Truckload division will match the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with hundreds of regional and national freight trucking companies within our network. We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles. If you need a specialty vehicle like a flatbed, RGN or step deck for your pumping solution 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.
Industrial and commercial pumps come in so many sizes that it is impossible to put a dollar figure on shipping a pump. Aside from the dimensions, other factors that affect the cost include the points of origin and destination, the density of the shipment and any special circumstances for the pickup or delivery
One thing you can rely on is how to get a great deal shipping a pump.
Shipping directly through the carrier can be prohibitively expensive unless you have a minimum-volume contract with that carrier. Most businesses that don't ship regularly enough to warrant a contract use a 3PL like FreightCenter to book freight shipping for them.
FreightCenter is a high-volume shipper and has contracts with many of the best freight carriers serving the U.S. today. That means we enjoy very healthy discounts from our carriers. Our customers benefit from those discounts, saving as much as 25%, 50%, 75% or more vs. the cost of shipping directly with the very same carrier.
Simply put, FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business.
Once your pump has been properly palletized or crated and weighed, use our free freight shipping quote tool to find out which carriers are available for your shipment, how much they would charge and approximately how long the shipment would be in transit.
If you need help with your quote or any other part of the shipping process, speak with a National Account Manager at 800.716.7608.