The Best Way to Ship Roofing Tiles
FreightCenter makes it easy to ship roofing tiles (or shingles), and all roofing materials. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
Roofing tile shipping can include all types of roofing tiles:
- Metal tiles
- Ceramic tiles
- Concrete tiles
- Bituminous tiles
- Poly-mer sand tiles
- Copper tiles
- Composite tiles
- Stone tiles
- And shingles of all types
Shipping roofing tiles in large quantities is usually done via full truckload freight shipping, either on flatbed trailers or in dry vans. If you are shipping a small number of roofing shingles that can be shipped in a dry van rather than a flatbed, you may be able to save money by shipping LTL (less than truckload).
How Do You Select a Carrier for Roofing Tiles if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping roofing tiles or shingles in dimensions and quantities that call for full truckload service, 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 roofing tile 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 Roofing Tiles 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.
Roofing shingles are palletized in their original boxes. If there are openings in the boxes through which tiles could be damaged in transit, you will want to use wrap the boxes in packaging material before banding them to the pallets.
How to Compare Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Roofing Tiles & Materials
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 roofing tiles 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.