Shipping large items can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to start. Fortunately, there are a variety of options available to help you get your items to their destination safely and securely. In this article, we'll discuss the different ways to ship large items freight, from FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight to full load shipping and part load shipping. We'll also discuss the importance of accessories and how they can help you save money on shipping. To ship items that weigh more than 70 but less than 150 pounds, you can use FedEx Ground.
Heavy items require a security label that you can obtain directly from FedEx. To ship items that weigh more than 150 pounds, you can use FedEx Freight, which we talked about in the previous section. Your local UPS store can help you meet all your transportation needs, regardless of the size or shape of your items. No matter how large or bulky a shipment is, The UPS Store offers air and ground transportation options to ensure your items get where they need to go. Most UPS stores can even coordinate the pick-up of your large items, so you don't have to lift anything.
Are you moving? Most UPS stores can schedule moving van services, in addition to wrapping them in blankets, protective covers, and even custom packaging. Most of our locations offer cargo item pick-up services at a nominal fee. Contact your neighborhood branch for more information. Most freight companies offer a declared value program for freight shipments in exchange for a fee. Contact your neighborhood branch for prices with declared value.
FedEx offers several shipping options for heavy items. The right service depends on the weight of the heavy item. FedEx Home Delivery can carry packages up to 70 pounds, while items that weigh between 70 and 150 pounds will be considered “heavy” and will be shipped via FedEx Ground. Any package that weighs more than 75 pounds requires a security tag placed on the diagonal corners of the package. This security label can only be purchased by contacting FedEx directly. For packages over 150 pounds, you'll need FedEx Express Freight or FedEx Freight.
First of all, you must find out if what you are going to send is a large cargo item. Shipments that weigh more than 150 pounds, measure more than 108 inches, or have a combined circumference and length of more than 165 inches are considered large cargo items. Full load shipping is also the ideal cargo designation for shipments that require refrigeration, temperature control, flat platforms, or other special accommodation for oversized or oversized loads, which we'll talk about shortly. Consider shipping with full load if your cargo is urgent or if you need all the space in the truck due to its size and weight. Consolidated freight carriers don't use the same systems as parcel carriers, and they have more flexibility and freedom to customize their shipping plan without a maximum weight limit or additional surcharges for heavy items.
A lot will depend on where and from where you ship and the number of items you ship. Freight transport experts at The UPS Store can ship items ranging in size, from gym equipment and grand pianos to cars. The price difference when shipping small items to more shipping zones can be just a couple of dollars. If the item to be shipped weighs more than 70 pounds, the most economical option may be to hire consolidated transport. Part load shipping is an intermediate option between part load and part load for shipping large items, between 6 and 18 pallets, within the range of 8,000 to 27,000 pounds.
When you ship large boxes and products, the cost of return shipping alone can reduce your margins. Shipments that fit the extensive freight description above can be classified in more detail based on the different shipping modes, such as part load, part load, etc. The cost of shipping heavy items will depend on the exact weight of the package, the shipping method you choose, the distance you are going to travel, and how quickly you need it to arrive. Another good way to save on shipping heavy or oversized packages is to reduce the number of shipping zones. Freight experts at The UPS Store can build the box at The UPS Store, pack your items securely inside, and ship them to their destination. Understanding accessories and their importance in the shipping process before filling out a freight quote will help you avoid an unexpected adjustment in billing once the shipment has been delivered and completed.