The Best Way to Make Shipping Refrigerators Easy and Affordable
FreightCenter books shipping for refrigerators of all makes, models and sizes. We offer you the ability to compare rates from top US carriers. Use our online free freight calculator for instant access to current rates and approximate delivery times. Shipping refrigerators can be a huge cost factor when deciding whether to keep or sell your current model. We understand your cost concerns.
We work hard to find the right carrier match at the right price for shipping refrigerators. Our onsite freight agents can help you chose which service is best for your requirements. If you can manage to get your refrigerator curbside or to a loading dock we can save you more. When you don’t have the ability to move the unit yourself, no worries, we can arrange white glove service.
Freight shipping refrigerators is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls. But if you are shipping a lot of refrigerators, you may need a full truckload. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Shipping Refrigerators if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping refrigerators in 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 or air suspension for your refrigerator 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 right away.
How Do You Prepare a Refrigerator for LTL Shipping?
Most refrigerator models need the unit transported in an upright position. This upright position rule is due to draining and compressor issues. Please refer to your specific make and model user manual. Your manual will have specific requirements of transporting. Having your refrigerated in an upright position also saves you money. The smaller footprint in the truck dims out in your favor.
Shipping refrigerators requires a few basic steps.
Turn off the refrigerator and unplugged it from the wall. Remove all contents and foods from the refrigerator. Also, remove any loose doors or shelves or secured them with tape. When you remove any trays, doors, pans or shelves wrap them in protective materials. Clean and dry the refrigerator. To prevent a refrigerator from absorbing odors, use a naturally activated charcoal odor eliminator. You can find one at a pet store or order one online. Secure or remove all casters to prevent the refrigerator from rolling. Damage will occur to the unit if caters are not removed or immobilized. Secure all doors from opening with packaging tape. You then have two options:
- Wrap the exterior of the refrigerator with moving blankets and attach it to a pallet with bands.
- Secure the refrigerator in a crate
Crating is always the optimal way to protect your freight, but it can be expensive. If you can’t build the crate yourself, contact a crating service.
What Is the NMFC (Freight Class) for Shipping Refrigerators?
The freight class for shipping a refrigerator is 150. Load this number into our instant quote tool when you get your online quote. If you are shipping additional items, check our Freight Class Lookup table. You’ll find freight classes for many items in the table.
How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Refrigerators 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.
- 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 refrigerator shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping 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.