Freight shipping involves transporting large goods, commodities and cargo. Typically, for an item to be classified as “freight,” the package should weigh over 150 pounds and be at least 30 inches by 30 inches by 30 inches.
Along with using trucks, a freight shipping company might take advantage of:
- Large carrying containers.
These deliveries can either be local or across the globe. Regardless, the items are often loaded onto pallets, floor-loaded or placed in containers to ensure they stay safe and secure during transportation. While the floor-loaded method requires the packages to be unloaded by hand, pallets allow drivers to use either a forklift or dock to easily load and unload the large, bulky items from the truck.
No matter how your items are transported or loaded, freight shipping helps you save on shipping costs while ensuring your products are delivered within your time frame.