Whether you’re shipping functional or decorative sheet metal, FreightCenter makes freight shipping sheet metal easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
How to Ship Sheet Metal
Functional sheet metal is sold in flat sheets or coils as well as pre-fabricated gutters and downspouts. Decorative sheet metal is used to make a lot of architectural embellishments.
- Flat roofs
- Barrel roofs
- Chimney caps
- Metal cornices
- Conductor heads
- And more …
FreightCenter will help you save a significant amount when you ship sheet metal of any and all types, while providing you with a quality of service that will make you know you made the right choice.
Shipping sheet metal is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. But if you are shipping custom sheet metal products that are too long for LTL shipping (maximum length varies by shipper), you’ll need full truckload freight shipping service. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.
How Do You Select a Carrier for Sheet Metal if You Need a Full Truckload?
If you are shipping sheet metal via 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 sheet metal shipping, we’re here to help. Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our instant truckload rate quote tool to get started right away.
How Do You Prepare Sheet Metal 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.
Decorative sheet metal products are susceptible to being dented when impacted by other objects and should be crated for optimal protection.
How to Compare Ltl Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Sheet Metal
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 sheet metal 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.