How to Ship Freight

When whatever you’re shipping is too large in quantity, size, or weight to be handled by the postal service, your best option for getting it from one place to another is using freight. Freight carriers specialize in shipping anything heavier than 100 lbs, or anything that would take up too much room in a standard delivery vehicle. Freight can be shipped by land, air, rail, sea or any combination of the aforementioned.freight

When shipping over 8000 lbs of goods, you can typically either ship it in a dedicated container or in several smaller shipments containing other loads. Shipping in smaller groups is typically cheaper but actual price depends on what you’re shipping and how.

If the items you are shipping are fragile it’s your responsibility to take proper precautions and make sure your items are adequately protected. Everything should be appropriately boxed, crated, or packed, to ensure item safety. Packages should all be labeled and addressed and positioned at truck bed level for pick up, about 3-4 ft off the ground. If you cannot lift heavy items to this level, consider reserving a truck with a hydraulic gate.

It’s also important to remember that truck drivers are almost always paid exclusively to do only that: drive. However, most drivers with respectable companies will be glad to help you lift or load smaller packages onto their truck. Still, it is the responsibility of the shipping and receiving party to have hands available to help load or unload freight, especially if it’s something that cannot be easily moved by one person.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll and are a top-notch freight provider with high-level customer service and a track record of dedication and industry excellence.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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Source: Freight Center

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