How to package LTL shipping

When freight isn’t properly packaged, it can lead to costly fees, delays and even damage during transit. In other words, freight shipping can do a number on your bottom line if the proper precautions aren’t being considered. Use our guide to learn how to prepare your freight shipments the right way.

Steps for properly packaging your LTL freight shipment:

  • Choosing the right materials. Using the right packaging materials keeps your freight secure — and knowing the best uses for each type can save you money on every shipment.
  • Safely stacking and securing your pallet. Your pallet is only as good as the packages within it! Proper palletizing takes practice, but knowing the right procedures will make you a freight shipping pro in no time at all.
  • Marking, labeling and classifying your freight. Marking and labeling your freight communicates the proper methods of freight shipping and handling. With the right freight class and shipment labels, you’ll be able to steer clear of delays and unnecessary reclassification fees.

Understanding how to correctly package your freight can help you save by avoiding unnecessary LTL shipping fees. Check out our quick guide to learn how to package your LTL freight the right way and avoid costly mistakes down the road!

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