The Best Way to Make Shipping Salt Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling, FreightCenter makes shipping salt easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
These Salt Facts Would Surprise a Lot of People
Most salt is not used in food. In fact, the vast majority of salt is used in manufacturing and industrial processes. Here are the numbers on how salt is used.
- Food – 6%
- Water conditioning – 12%
- De-icing roadways – 8%
- Agriculture – 6%
- Manufacturing & industry – 68%
One thing that all types of salts have in common is that they are all shipped. Depending on how salt is packaged and what type of vehicle is needed, shipping salt can be done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping or TL (truckload). Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Saltif You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping salt in bulk or shipping more salt than can be shipped vial LTL, your salt shipment will require 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 climate-controlled van for your salt 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 Salt 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.
All LTL freight needs to be movable by forklift (on the loading dock) and pallet jack (by the driver). Salt is packaged for LTL shipping in bags. Those bags can be wrapped and banded to a pallet or placed in boxes that sit on pallets. As with all pallets, it is critical that the cargo not extend beyond the pallet’s perimeter. 42% of all freight that overhangs a pallet is damaged in transit.
How to Compare Ltl Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Salt
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 salt 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.