Managing freight shipping can take a lot of time away from managing your business. Finding an affordable and trustworthy carrier takes time. Completing all the paperwork takes time. And then there is the time it takes to learn about freight shipping so you can handle it all internally and get it right Why bother, when you can outsource your small business shipping to FreightCenter?
FreightCenter is where top freight carriers compete for your business and our in-house shipping experts take care of the rest.
So, go back to working on your business. FreightCenter will take care of your shipping.
You can learn plenty about small business shipping on our website, or you can let us handle it for you. The choice is yours.
Below are three of the important factors that need to be determined before you will be ready to ship. Read as much about them as you'd like and turn it over to us as soon as you are ready.
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Depends. How big are we talking? If you’re shipping machinery like an engine, it won’t take up an entire trailer and you’re better off choosing LTL. If you’re shipping something like 3 commercial lawn mowers though, you enter the arena where you may want to consider choosing TL. Any time your freight weighs more than 15,000 pounds or if you are shipping more than 10 pallets worth of goods, it makes sense to ship truckload. Consult with an agent when getting your free, instant freight quote to determine which option is right for you.
When shipping freight, you may come across the acronym N.O.I. This standards for Not Otherwise Indicated. Not every item is classified by the National Motor Freight Classification index. In these cases, shippers may need to call for real-time NOI freight rating. If you're unsure of your class, use our handy calculator below.
Freight rates are determined by several different factors including package dimensions, weight, distance and freight class, as well as your packages' Pounds per Cubic Foot (PCF) or density. Your package’s PCF is closely related to the freight class that is applied to your freight shipment. A low PCF will result in a higher class rating. In turn, a higher class rating corresponds to a higher cost to ship your freight.