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Many of our customers at purchase their LTL freight in online auctions, from sites like Ebay or liquidation centers.  These shipments require only a little more planning than the shipment going from one business to another.

Here are some things to think about when setting up your LTL pick up from an online auction:

  1. Make sure you know the weight and dimensions of the item you are purchasing.  Without this information our quote specialists will not be able to get you the most accurate rate.
  2. Will a pickup number be required for the driver to pick up the freight?
  3. When you are ready to schedule your pickup make sure you have the seller’s name, business name and phone number.  The driver may need to contact the pickup location to make an appointment or get directions.

If you have purchased something large online, LTL freight shipping is an excellent and inexpensive way to ship your new purchase.  Please contact us to get an LTL freight shipping quote on your LTL freight shipment our team will ensure you get an accurate LTL freight quote and your LTL freight shipment runs smoothly!

LTL Motorcycle Shipping

LTL freight shipping a motorcycle is a low cost way to move your motorcycle; however it does require a little more effort than with a specialized motorcycle carrier. Your motorcycle will need to be crated and drained of all fluids.

Things to know about LTL freight shipping a motorcycle:

  • You must crate your motorcycle
  • You must drain your motorcycle of all the fluids
  • It’s a good idea to make sure your motorcycle is strapped down so that it will not move within the crate during transit.

We have had customers that LTL freight ship their motorcycles to bike shows or for long distance moves. Shipping a bike to a show involves a little bit of planning; shows frequently have small windows of time for our drivers to bring their trucks in and out of the area. We have a team of people who have experience doing this and with a few days of notice we can coordinate this to run as smoothly as possible.

The LTL freight class of a motorcycle is based on its density and can be LTL freight class 100 or LTL freight class 150. In order to give the most accurate LTL freight quote we will need to have the dimensions of the crate we are LTL freight shipping and the weight of your LTL freight shipment so that we can find the density and class of you LTL freight shipment. If you are shipping motorcycle please contact one of our LTL freight quote specialist and they will make sure your shipment runs as smoothly as possible.

LTL Freight Shipping Chairs

Many furniture companies LTL freight ship their products around the United States.  We have several customers that LTL freight ship different types of chairs.  One of our customers LTL freight ships folding chairs on a weekly basis around the country.  These types of chairs are LTL freight class 85.  They are generally packaged in the folded position in stacks about 5 feet high on a pallet.  This shipper knows the importance of properly securing his chairs to the pallet so that they don’t get damaged.

Another customer ships wooden chairs.  His LTL freight shipments are classed based on their density.  The goal with any density based shipment is to get the most weight in the smallest possible area without risking damage.  The heavier the LTL freight shipment is per square foot the lower the LTL freight class will be. This could potentially lower your LTL freight shipping cost.  This shipper is experienced in packaging his shipments so that he gets the best rate he can each time he uses his account.

When shipping chairs consider the way you are packaging them.  A carrier will not pick up chairs that are stacked more that 5 or 6 feet tall.  They will not pick up loose chairs.  When you are palletizing your LTL freight shipments make sure to attach the chairs well to the pallet.  If the chairs can move around on the skid you risk damage and the carrier may not ship your LTL freight to begin with.

If you have any questions about packaging or LTL freight classification contact our LTL freight quote specialists and they would be more than happy to assist you.

We have several customers that LTL freight ship glass products.  One of customers LTL freight ships decorative glass on a regular basis.  This customer knows the importance of packaging their LTL freight appropriately, most of the time this customer will box and palletize glass shipments so that they are as protected as possible.

Just yesterday, I quoted a potential customer looking to LTL freight ship a chandelier across the country because the chandelier was being LTL freight shipped to a tradeshow I quoted our customer at a freight class of 125.  However, had she been LTL freight shipping the same chandelier to an individual or a business the chandelier would have been freight class 200.

Some types of glass are freight classed based on the value per pound of the LTL freight.  For example, glass and ceramic ware are classed based on value.  The more expensive the freight per pound the higher the freight class, this is to compensate the carrier for the added risk of LTL freight shipping a high valued piece of LTL freight.

Another commonly shipped product is aquariums.  As long as the aquarium is broken down, meaning that it is boxed in pieces, instead of being assembled they freight ship at freight class 70.

Next time you are looking to ship a glass product, make sure to ask our LTL freight quote specialist about how to best ship your LTL freight.

People often LTL freight ship paper products because they are bulky and not easily damaged. We have several customers that ship a variety of paper products; cardboard, cups, and files.  While each of these items is made of basically the same resources, they are LTL freight classed differently.

We have a customer that LTL freight ships double corrugated cardboard used to package wine from wineries nationwide.  His LTL freight shipments of cardboard are LTL freight class 125.

Another customer LTL freight shipped paper cups stacked in a sleeve and boxed to a drive in movie theatre in California.  These paper cups are LTL freight class 85.  Since paper cups are not very costly and when packaged in a box on a pallet they are not easily damaged they are assigned a very low LTL freight class.

Still another potential customer called our LTL freight quote specialist to get an LTL freight quote for a shipment of paper files.  These files are LTL freight class 55.  The files are a low freight class because they are of little monetary value, durable, and very dense.  I would warn you though, if you are shipping files that contain vulnerable information you should notify your LTL freight quote specialist to make sure LTL freight shipping is the best option for you.

When shipping paper products ask one of our LTL freight quote specialists to LTL freight class it for you so that you can be sure to LTL freight class your LTL freight properly.