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Freight Shipping Guide for Business

Whether you're a gallery owner shipping artwork to a patron or a corporation transporting office furniture across the country, all businesses can benefit from working with professional freight shippers.

We can help you plan your business's freight shipping from start to finish, from determining what type of freight you need and understanding freight classes to actually packing and preparing your goods for transport. Keep reading our guide to Freight Shipping for Business and learn more about:

  • Types of freight shipping, such as LTL shipping, FTL shipping, and other modes of transport. 
  • Freight classifications, and how freight class is determined
  • When to hire someone to help with your business freight shipping
  • How small, medium, and large businesses can benefit from freight shipping
  • Packing special items and equipment, such as artwork or medical equipment

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Freight Shipping Guide for Business

Types of Freight Shipments

Choosing the best method for your shipment can be confusing, so we’ve created a guide to the most common ways to ship freight to help you understand your options.

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Freight Shipping Classifications

LTL shipping is priced based on freight class. The freight class of the cargo you plan to ship helps determine the cost of your shipment, and it’s also important information to have on hand if you need to make a claim on a lost or damaged shipment.

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When to Hire A Freight Shipping Company

Some shipments should always be handled by professional freight shipping companies. Read our guide to find out whether you should hire someone to help your business.

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How Freight Shipping Helps Small, Medium, and Large Businesses

Businesses of every size rely on freight shipping, whether you’re a small business shipping handmade furniture to select clients or a large corporation with a nationwide chain of warehouses. Find out how small, medium, and large businesses can benefit from LTL shipping.

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Shipping Your Business's Special Items & Equipment

When you’re shipping items that require special care like artwork, medical equipment, manufacturing materials, or other high-value items, it’s especially important to prepare and package your shipment properly before pickup. Get our tips for packing and shipping fragile, high-value, and other items that require special care.

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