People across the globe ship various products of various sizes. But not every product is suitable to be shipped through couriers and postal delivery systems. So, how to ship such products? The easiest and the best way are to use the freight service of a reputed transport company.
Freight services are used when there is a need to transport a product or an item that has a huge weight, size and volume and the product cannot be shipped through the traditional means of shipping. This service is important for those items whose shipping requires making switches at distribution points for pre-determined routes. The main advantage of the service is that it reduces the processing time of the shipment. Another plus point of this service is that it accepts any kind of shipment to be delivered at any destination and that too in a safe manner. The deliveries are also done maintaining time limitations.
There are a few rules of using the freight services. For instance, while using this service the items must be packed into strong boxes or crated in a suitable manner. This is essential in order to ensure that the items reach their destination in a safe and secured manner. There must also be proper address specified for delivery. This service can be used for shipments that are more than 100 pounds in weight and have huge proportions. The transport companies generally have facilities to ship such items through various routes like air, water or land. Sometimes a combination route is also worked out for the transportation. If there is an even bigger shipment to be transported, there are transport services that utilize containers or trucks dedicated for the purpose.
There are two kinds of shipments, depending on weight. Shipments above 8000 pounds are called a truck load or TL shipment. A shipment that is lesser than 8000 pounds in weight uses the transport services called less than a truck load or LTL. The LTL services are generally the cheapest method of transport. They are also the most popular methods of transportation and maximum people opt for this service as it is cheap, safe and easy to track. Also the deliveries in this method are very timely.
The freight services can also be used for transporting fragile items. Such services require extra packaging to maintain the safe transportation of the fragile goods. As this is a special service the costs for this service is quite high. Almost all transport companies offer such service for a premium price.