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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.

There are many types of guaranteed LTL freight shipping; some carriers will guarantee delivery of your LTL freight by close of business on the day of delivery and others will even guarantee LTL freight delivery by a specific time.

What does guaranteed LTL freight shipping really mean?

Well, the name is a little misleading, guaranteed shipping does not mean the carrier is guaranteeing delivery.  It means if the LTL freight shipment is not delivered within the agreed upon amount of time the carrier will waive all fees.   If you are shipping something that is time sensitive leave yourself plenty of transit time, especially if it’s a cross country LTL freight haul.

Here are some additional ways to insure timely arrival of your LTL freight:

  1. Book your shipment at least one day before pick up.  We can book pick-ups for the same day, but when it’s a time sensitive LTL freight shipment, its safest not to count on last a minute pick-up.
  2. Give yourself one day of wiggle room.  If the carrier quotes a 4 day transit assume it will take 5 days to deliver your LTL freight.  These transit times are generally accurate, but again if your LTL freight shipment is time sensitive its best to assume the worst.
  3. Of course, guarantee it.  A carrier will do everything in their power to avoid working for free!  And we will work to get you the lowest guaranteed LTL freight rates we can.  When you are getting an LTL freight quote from a specialist just ask about guaranteed service!