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Shipping Chemicals

Shipping Chemicals

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How Do You Prepare Chemicals for Ltl Freight Shipping?

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck. Packaging could vary from bagged chemicals in boxes to barrels depending on the specific chemical being shipped. The packaged chemicals must then be strapped to pallets so they can be moved easily via forklift or pallet jack.

Shipping chemicals place specific responsibilities on the shipper and others on the carrier. FreightCenter will book your shipment only with carriers with the know-how and experience to handle your chemicals as safety regulations require. All corrosive and combustible chemicals must comply with local, state, and federal Hazmat laws and be marked as Hazmat. In case of a spill, all chemical packaging must be marked with the name and contact information of a company authorized to clean up that chemical.

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Why Choose FreightCenter When in Need of Full Truckload Services to Ship Chemicals?

If you are shipping chemicals in quantities that call for full truckload service, FreightCenter’s Truckload division will match the suitable 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 refrigerated van or airlift suspension for shipping chemicals, 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 immediately.

Shipping Chemicals With Caution

Shipping chemicals via freight requires comprehensive planning, expertise, and adherence to safety regulations. By prioritizing proper classification, packaging, handling, and documentation, shipping companies can ensure the secure transportation of chemicals, safeguarding the well-being of individuals and the environment throughout the entire process.

Whether you’re buying or selling, FreightCenter makes shipping chemicals easy and affordable. Shipping chemicals is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight. But if you are shipping many chemicals, you may need a full truckload. That’s why several of FreightCenter’s most frequent customers are shippers of chemicals. Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

How to Compare Ltl Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Chemicals

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds. Your first step is to get an instant online freight shipping quote. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.

1)Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes, and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
2)You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment and their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
3)A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
4)Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
5) Double-check that all information is correct.

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How are Chemicals Transported?

Trucks and Tankers: Road transportation is one of the most common methods for transporting chemicals. Trucks and tankers designed to carry hazardous materials are used to transport chemicals in bulk or in packaged form.

Railcars: Rail transportation is widely utilized for long-distance chemical transportation. Railcars designed specifically for carrying chemicals, such as tank cars, are used.

Air Freight: Chemicals with high value or those requiring urgent delivery may be transported by air. However, air transport is generally less common for bulk chemicals due to cost considerations.