The Difference In Shipping A Couch-Bed vs. A Couch

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Not the Best Way to Ship a Couch and Couch-Bed …

couch-bedHector and Louise were downsizing, and decided to give their couch and couch-bed to children Melanie and Richard, thinking the gesture would help them save a good deal of money, as they both had recently purchased new homes.

“We’ll ship Melanie the couch and Richard the couch-bed,” said Louise. “Melanie has nothing in the family room, and Richard needs the extra bed for when his mother-in-law comes to visit.” Read More

The Difference Between Air Freight And Ground Freight Shipping

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Do you need to ship large, heavy items across the country? You know that freight can be shipped by air or ground, but how do you decide which option is best for you? Read on to learn the basics of ground and air freight shipping, followed by a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of each option.


Ground Freight Shipping

When you ship using ground freight services, your items are transported over the road in a truck. You should be aware that there are two major ground shipping options that impact your costs and shipment time: Read More

What Items Cannot Be Shipped By Freight?

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If you’re wondering, “What can I ship by freight?” … this article will help — by giving you a detailed understanding of the types of items that definitely or probably cannot be shipped via freight.

Certain types of items cannot be shipped via freight due to governmental regulations. In other cases, LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full truckload) carriers refuse to accept certain items as a matter of company policy. In many cases, the root issue is liability — certain items are too valuable and/or high target items for theft to make them worth the risk to handle and transport.


Items of Extraordinary Value

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Truckload And LTL Freight Shipping Explained

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What Is Truckload Freight Shipping?

Full truckload (FTL) shipping is used for shipping materials that take the entire space within a semi truck trailer. Semi trailers are typically 53 feet long or less.


Businesses use FTL carriers most often, since residential customers seldom transport enough freight to fill an entire trailer. An obvious exception is residential moving; many people with large households to move will contract an entire truck from a moving company. Read More

Freight Shipping Solutions FAQs

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If you are in need of shipping an item(s) and are not familiar with the inner workings of LTL (less-than-truckload) freight trucking companies, this article will help you understand the basics so you can select the right carrier and handle the job correctly — which will ensure that your appliance, piece of furniture, etc., arrives to its destination in the same condition it left.

freight-shipping-qs1. How much does it cost to ship various items?

Freight classifications were established by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFC). Read More

How To Ship Appliances

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It’s important to know how to ship appliances properly in order to make sure they reach their destination in the same condition they left. Because appliances have a lot of mechanized parts, knobs, connectors and delicate surfaces, they present challenges on a number of fronts in preparing them to be loaded on a truck. In this article, we’ll provide several tips for appliances in general and specifically for some of the hardest-to-handle items.


General Tips on How to Ship Appliances

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How To Ship A Crib

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There are many things to consider when determining the best way to ship a crib. This article will help you make the right choice of carrier, and provides tips on how to prepare your crib to be shipped.

How to Ship a Crib — LTL Freight or Parcel?

crib-shippingFor shipping a crib, the two best options are LTL (less-than-truckload) freight carriers and parcel shippers. Parcel shippers typically handle packages weighing 70 pounds or less, but some accept heavier and oversized packages — depending on the size of your crib, parcel shipping may be an option. Read More

Best Practices For Shipping A Large Area Rug

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Not the Best Way to Ship a Large Rug

area-rugsDexter’s parents were downsizing to a retirement community and wanted to give him their precious 10-foot-by-18-foot Persian rug. Dexter agreed to take care of all the arrangements, and started calling trucking companies that could transport the rug from Florida to his home in the Midwest. Read More

How To Ship A Rocking Chair

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Story: How Not to Ship a Rocking Chair

rocking-chair“Hector,” said his wife, Louise. “We should give the kids a housewarming present for their new cabin. I was thinking your grandmother’s rocking chair would fit perfectly! I can just imagine them sitting there by the fire, after a long day of waterskiing.” Read More

How To Understand Freight Classifications

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Freight classifications are the basis of how carriers quote and bill for shipping freight items. This article will help you understand how freight classifications work, and how you can take advantage of the rules to reduce the cost of shipping your item(s).


What Are Freight Classifications?

When freight-shipping an item, the carrier will assign it a freight classification. Read More

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