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Shipping Resources, Guides & Tips

Make sure your belongings arrive safely at their new destination with our shipping resources, shipping guides, and shipping tips.

7 Tips for Shipping an Assembled Bicycle

Posted on Jun 03, 2016

Bicycles can be awkward to transport. For something that is designed for movement, their shape, size and sometimes weight, can prove somewhat challenging when it comes to moving them. Thankfully, there are few ways you can simplify this process.

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Consolidated Freight vs. Peer to Peer Shipping

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Between USPS, parcel shipping services, consolidated freight, and the emergence of peer-to-peer shipping networks, it may seem like you have endless options when it comes to getting your things from Point A to Point B. Read on to learn the difference between consolidated freight and peer-to-peer shipping.

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How To Ship An Exercise Bicycle

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

A stationary exercise bike is not the easiest item to pack up and ship. However, decades in the shipping industry have given us enough experience shipping awkward, heavy items to pass on a few tips to help you get the job done right.

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Servitization: How to Return your Leased Equipment

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

If you or your company have been leasing equipment or machinery and have come to the end of your lease, or you no longer find yourself in need of it, it’s time to return your equipment. We’re here to help you unpack some of that language and figure out what exactly you need to do to get your leased equipment back on time.

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Guide to Shipping Fragile And Valuable Items

Posted on Feb 23, 2016

Do you plan on shipping a fragile or valuable item? If so, check out Transit Systems' latest blog with a guide for beginners.

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The Best Way To Ship Picture Frames

Posted on Mar 01, 2017

Framed pictures require tender, loving care to ship, as they have sentimental and financial value—sometimes a great deal of both. Because of their fragile components and sometimes unusual dimensions, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to keep them safe during transit.

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Settling An Estate: What To Do If You’ve Been Named Executor

Posted on Feb 05, 2018

If you’ve been named executor and aren’t sure how to proceed with settling your loved one’s estate, we can help you sort through the process and tackle this difficult task step-by-step.

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How To Ship Your Grandfather Clock

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

TSI offers good rates for shipping grandfather clocks long distance. We provide personal service that only experienced clock shipping specialists can offer. Here's a few tips on how to ship your grandfather clock with TSI, and ideas on what services are available for you.

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How to Ship a Piano with TSI

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

"I was very impressed with their handling of my mother's piano. It arrived in perfect condition." - Christine, Oshkosh, WI, August 2014

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The Importance of Determining the Right Cargo Weight for Your Trucks (Quality Scales Unlimited)

Posted on Jun 04, 2018

Properly loading a trailer and weighing a truck's cargo is one of the most important parts of coordinating any shipment. Kevin Hill from Quality Scales Unlimited joins to help you understand the importance of weighing cargo, as well as how to ensure your cargo is properly loaded and distributed.

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