If you’re planning to move to another country, you might need to ship your items and this is when you need to be familiar with freight shipping. It’s a bit confusing if it’s your first time but, once you know the basics, every thing just falls into place.

Here are some tips that can help you with freight shipping:

It’s with the weight.

Weight is an important factor and carriers use it to calculate the number of loads for a particular truck. The weight of the trucks are regulated by the Department of Transportation and an incorrect freight weight will cost an adjustment.

Dimension is everything.

Freight dimension is another factor in accurately quoting a shipment. Dimensions are usually rounded to the nearest inch ( this goes for length, width and height). Incorrect freight dimensions can add more to your expenses.

Bulky items.

Higher shipping rates may be applied to items that require more space due to their shape or size. Shipping companies usually offer various options to ship the freight.

Package wisely.

It is recommended that freight should be crated or palletized to avoid any unwanted damage. If it’s not possible for the items to be packaged in this way, you can ask the shipping company about other options that they may have to protect your shipment.

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