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.