How to Package Your LTL Shipment


It's important to package your freight well to help protect it from damages. Remember, your shipment is going to be cross docked at various terminals during transit.

If you're shipping a piece of machinery or an auto or boat part, you should fully crate it. Many LTL carriers won't pick up items such as transmissions or motors if they aren't crated. 

If you're shipping other commercial goods, avoid damage by making sure it doesn't hang over the sides of the pallet. If you are shipping multiple units, make sure all units are placed closely together on the pallet so they cannot shift in transit. We highly recommend using shrink wrap to secure the units to the pallet itself. 

For a more detailed explanation of how to prepare your freight for transport, please read this article. If you have additional questions, please contact our LTL Operations team by clicking here.


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