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Freight Shipping Resources, Guides & Tips

Simplify the process of shipping your belongings and moving your home or office with our freight shipping resources, freight shipping guides, and freight shipping tips.

How To Prepare a Pallet for Shipping: 12 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Pallets are typically shipped through less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. To help make sure your pallet is securely packed and prepared, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common pallet shipping mistakes—and how you can avoid them.

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Consolidated Freight vs. Parcel Shipping

Posted on May 13, 2019

The choice between parcel or freight services isn’t always clear. Take a closer look at the differences between parcel shipping and consolidated freight.

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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 TSI Shipped a 1,400 Pound Bronze Statue 713 Miles in 6 Days

Posted on Feb 07, 2019

Meet Tobey, a 1,400-pound solid bronze bear statue—one of only eight in existence, worth approximately $70,000. Owner Tom needed Tobey moved across the country. He contacted TSI to manage the relocation and logistics of this long distance move. But there was a catch—Tom needed to get the statue out in just 4 days. Gauntlet thrown, we went to work. 

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What To Do If UPS Freight Goes on Strike

Posted on Nov 09, 2018

Effective November 12, more than 12,000 employees of UPS Freight—the nation’s 5th largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier—are on strike. Here's what you can do if you've been effected by the strike.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture Cross Country?

Posted on Jul 09, 2018

Whether you’re moving, settling an estate, or gifting furniture to far-flung friends and family, sending belongings across the country can feel like an ordeal. There are a number of ways you can transport furniture, and which one is the most affordable will depend on a few different variables.

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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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What To Look For in a Freight Shipping Company

Posted on Mar 05, 2018

Choosing the freight shipping company that will help you get your goods where they need to go is a big decision. Find out what you should look for in a freight shipping company.

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Shipping Checklist & Free Downloadable PDF for Getting Your Shipment in Order

Posted on Jan 08, 2018

Moving to a new space, updating your furniture, or simply unloading some stuff? Make sure your goods are protected and prepared for transport using our shipping checklist, plus free downloadable printable.

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Don't Make These Freight Shipping Mistakes

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

Shipping can be expensive, and if you don't know what you're doing, it can be easy to accidentally add to that expense. If you've never used freight shipping before or if you're unfamiliar with the process, you may miss an important step or make the wrong selection, which can lead to delays and result in the incorrect handling of your shipment.

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