How to Prepare Your Shipment for an LTL Freight Carrier

If you are responsible for preparing the LTL freight for your company and making sure it is ready for shipping, you are going to find that just like most forms of shipping, there are three basic forms of packing that are acceptable. The first is putting it all on one or more pallets as this is perhaps the most common method, all you have to do is stack your boxes or products on the pallet and plastic wrap them in place securely.

Talk to Your LTL Freight Shipper to See What They Want

Another method is to build a crate for the item or items you are shipping; you can even build the crate onto or around a pallet to make it easier to move around. As a last resort, you can put everything into a cardboard box and hope for the best as this type of packaging does not lend itself to much in the way of protection. For more information on packing your freight, contact us and we will put you in touch with a shipper that you can talk to about their packaging requirements.

2. Shipping To

Zip/Postal Code

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1. Shipping From

Zip/Postal Code

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Trade Show Pickup

3. Type

4. Items to be shipped


Total Wt. (lbs)
Freight Class
Dimensions in Inches (l x w x h)

Description of Goods:

Additional Comments

Company Name

First Name

Phone No.


Last Name