FedEx grew from delivering 186 packages on its first day of operations to delivering millions every day. FedEx Freight, its LTL shipping service, offers shipping services throughout North America.
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Make sure all items are packaged, palletized, or crated securely based on the type of items being shipped.
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.
Shippers often make the mistake of assuming that their freight shipping is automatically insured under the carrier's limits of liability. The truth is that carrier liability is not the same as insurance and may not cover the full value of your freight shipment.
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.