First Time Shippers Guide to LTL Freight Shipping: Part One

Welcome to Part One in our three part series for new and first-time shippers. Whether you’re a one-time shipper or you just ship very rarely, this series will address your questions about freight shipping quotes, costs, and procedures.

Part One: How Do I Get a Freight Quote?

Getting a shipping quote is simple once you’ve gathered the basic information about your shipment. You will need the origin and destination zip codes, the weight, and the dimensions. You’ll also want to find out if both locations have a loading dock or forklift. If they do not, you’ll probably need a liftgate truck.

Tip: If you’re returning a large item to a manufacturer and you can’t find the weight, check your original order and see if it’s included on the invoice, the packing slip, or the product page on the website.

Once you’ve gathered this information, you can get a quote a number of ways:

Call. You can reach a sales representative at ShippingDiscounts.com via phone.

Instant Quote. Enter your details with our email quote feature.

Chat. Try our livechat feature! Go to our homepage and click Live Chat.

Do you have a question about freight shipping? Tweet it and we may include it in next week’s post! @FreightDiscount

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