When it comes to shipping your freight there are several factors to keep in mind, but the most important aspects of freight shipping that concern individuals and businesses the most are; freight delivery times, and that freight is transported safely.
Its not how fast we ship, but how well we ship fast!
Ensuring your freight is transported safely and in a timely manner depends greatly upon how the shipper prepares and packages the shipment. What does this mean? A poorly packaged shipment can not only cause damage to the item being shipped as well as other items on board, but it can also cause delays in shipping times. When a shipment is improperly packaged, and if the shipment is not secured properly it may shift during transportation or during loading and unloading. Shifting loads can fall over causing damage, can loosen creating an unbalanced load and vibrations can cause damage to shipments.
A couple of ways a shipment can be properly secured for transportation using properly secured pallets or cases for shipping. Palletized loads are shipments consisting of equipment or several boxes arranged on a wood pallet. These items are secured in place with heavy metal banding, straps, or plastic shrink wrap. The pallet makes it easy for loading and unloading by use of a forklift or pallet jacks. Securing the cargo to the pallet ensures that the cargo won’t shift or fall apart during transportation. Another method of transportation is case shipping; case shipping is using plastic containers, sometimes with foam insulation to keep your items protected inside from damage. Some have with channels to be used in transporting with forklifts or pallet jacks, some also have wheels and handles to make loading and unloading easier. These methods of transporting freight are just a few of the many services provided by Freight Rate Central, Inc., Freight Rate Central provides industry leading service and prices to ensure your shipments are delivered fast and efficiently. Stop by our website today for a free instant freight quote!