Here’s How We’ll Help
- Provide a free quote tool so you can instantly compare shipping costs from trusted carriers
- Gather all the details from you to make sure we’ve got everything just right
- Book your shipment with the carrier you select at a heavily discounted rate and pass savings on to you
- Handle all the paperwork, including paying the carrier
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.
How to Make Small Business Shipping Easy & Affordable
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?
Just a Few of the Details We Can Handle for You
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.
We are your shipping experts, and we’re happy to give you all the help you need.
LTL or TL?
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 looking for small business 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.
Refers to shipping an item that is relatively small and will not take up the entirety of the trailer. You pay for the amount of space you take up, not the entire truck.
If you are shipping a large enough load, you may need an entire truck. This option requires a lot of freight to make it a more economical choice than LTL.
Calculate Your Density
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.
Recommended Freight Class:
How to Find Your Freight Class
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.