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Calculate Shipping for LTL Shipments | What Do I Need to Know?

Need to calculate shipping for your LTL shipments? No problem. You can always head over to our freight quote page to get the best LTL quote in the game, but first, get a few bits of information you’ll need to calculate shipping. 1. Where’s it going? This seems pretty self explanatory, but you’d be amazed at how often folks don’t know the exact location their freight is picking up or going. Is it a residence? Business? Do they have a dock or need a forklift? You’ll need the answer to these questions before you correctly calculate your shipping. 2. What’s the freight class? Don’t understand freight class? Don’t sweat it. It’s complicated. BUT, you will need to figure it out to correctly calculate your shipping. Download our freight paper on it. It will help. 3. How much does it weigh? This includes EVERYTHING. The weight of the pallet. The packing tape. The plastic wrap. The cardboard boxes. Whatever. Get it as close to correct as possible, and you’ll avoid pricey reweighs. And that, in a nutshell, is what you need to bring to the table when you’re looking to get an LTL shipping quote. Like anything else, there are exceptions and specialities that can apply, so don’t hesitate to bring your questions to a broker. Life’s too short to waste time to calculate shipping. Trust us.

Logan Theissen

Logan is a Content Marketing Associate at FreightPros in charge of social media and content creation. He has a writing degree from the University of Oklahoma, but lives life on the edge and resides in Longhorn country. He loves Murakami books, Tarantino movies, and Vonnegut books. Lots of books. One day he will own a dog, but first he'll have to get a yard.

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