Residential Freight shipping

Residential Freight shipping

Let FreightCenter walk you through the residential freight shipping process, and see how easy it is to get affordable rates from all major shipping companies. We’ll even follow up when your freight shipment is in transit, to make sure everything is going smoothly.

Residential Freight Shipping is Hard

At the list of the top 10 most stressful things a human can do, shipping household goods has got to be #1, especially when shipping cross-country or internationally. We get it, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you through it.

So, what’s a freight class?

Well, basically, it’s a way of classifying shipments based on commodities. Freight class is a standardized classification system for commodities transported via LTL freight shipping. It is used by carriers for pricing freight rates and formulating the cost to ship your freight.

There are 18 different freight classes, numbered 50 to 500. A lower-class number generally means a lower shipping cost – because your item is easier to ship. However, if you ship items with different classes on the same pallet, the shipment defaults to the highest class of those items.

Shipping classes are based on size, weight and density. There are 18 classes, numbered 50 to 500. A lower class number generally means a lower shipping cost — because your item is easier to ship. So, a box full of bowling balls can cost as much as a box full of pillows to ship, due to the size each takes up on the truck, and whether or not anything can be stacked on it (stow-ability). It’s important to choose the appropriate freight class for your shipment. Otherwise, you could be back-charged for your shipment.

Depending on the commodity you’re shipping, you could be looking at a lower or higher freight class.

Save money & time when you ship residential freight with FreightCenter

Shipping costs depend on commodity type, weight, dimensions, pickup and delivery locations, and distance traveled. For the most accurate freight rate (and to avoid extra charges), ensure all information is 100% complete and accurate when scheduling your shipment. Be as exact and honest as you can about the contents, weight, size, and location of your packaged freight. Use our freight shipper’s checklist if you don’t ship often.

Per FreightCenterís Terms and Conditions, the cost of the billing adjustment will be automatically deducted from the credit card on file.

To avoid a billing adjustment ensure the following are all correct on your BOL and delivery receipt.

Number of items being shipped

Total weight of all items

The dimensions and total cubic feet (total space required)

Description of shipment is correct (freight class)

Services requested are all listed

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