Common Questions about Shipping Freight

When Should I Ship Parcel? And When Should I Use A Carrier?

If your items weigh under 150 lbs, you can ship your items with a parcel carrier. If your package or packages weigh more than 150 lbs you will need to ship with a common carrier. Less Than Truckload (LTL) Carriers will transport shipments weighing between 100-10,000 lbs. If your shipment weighs more than 8,000 lbs, you may need a Full Truckload (FTL) Carrier. At ShippingDiscounts.com we work closely with parcel, LTL carriers, and FTL carriers to cater to your needs.

Do I Need To Call The Carrier After Scheduling With ShippingDiscounts.com?

You do not need to call the carrier. We will take care of this for you.

What Should I Do After Scheduling My Shipment?

After scheduling your shipment, make sure you have printed two copies of the BOL. One copy will need to be given to the driver when they arrive for pickup. The other BOL is for your records. You may also want to send the consignee, or the receiving party, a copy of the BOL also. And finally, make sure your shipment is ready for pickup.

Can I Ship Directly With The Carrier?

Yes – you can go directly to the carrier to book your shipment, however, you will be charged their regular rates. Unless you are a shipping company, a freight broker, or a customer with a large number of weekly shipments, you will not benefit from their discounted rates. With our discounted rates, we can save you up to 80% off regular carrier prices.

Are Transit Times Guaranteed?

Transit times are estimated. If you would like a guaranteed transit time for your shipment an extra fee will be incurred.

Can I Schedule My Shipment And Have It Picked Up The Same Day?

You can schedule your shipment for same day pick up. The closer it gets to the end of the business day we would need to call the carrier to ensure a same day pick up. We recommend scheduling same day shipments in the mornings and early afternoons.

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