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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It can be beneficial to pack your freight on a pallet. Pallets enable easier and faster loading and unloading, improving transit times.
If your freight is longer than eight feet, you may have to pay an overlength fee. Check with your carrier for their policies on overlength cargo.
Take a moment to look up your delivery destination using a satellite view in an online map to get an aerial view that will help you assess your delivery needs.
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.
The best way to ensure you are using the correct freight class is to look the item up on the NMFC website.
More than one company can be used to ship LTL freight. If you are using a freight broker or 3PL, they may coordinate local carriers with national carriers to get the best rate on your shipment.