FedEx Freight Priority offers LTL shipping services to the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Its optional services include A.M. delivery and Close of Business delivery.
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Remember that residential deliveries result in additional fees, and that a business that operates out of a home, or even a residential area, can be considered residential.
A quote for your shipment will only be as accurate as the information you provide to the carrier or 3PL. Be sure you provide precise measurements, weights, and freight classes.
It can be beneficial to pack your freight on a pallet. Pallets enable easier and faster loading and unloading, improving transit times.
The most important steps to take when shipping fregile items are: select the right box, utilize dunnage, affix the proper labeling to the item, purchase appropriate freight insurance, and carefully inspect items upon delivery.
How fragile an item is will play a big factor in determining its freight class NMFC code, which will influence the cost to ship the item. Each carrier has a different pricing structure, but expect to pay more if your items are fragile.
Reclassifications often occur when the shipper incorrectly applies a freight class or NMFC code to their shipment. If the shipment must be reclassed by the carrier, the cost to ship may go up.