Freight or Parcel?

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Should I ship my item as freight or as a parcel?

Freight or Parcel?

When you have something small to ship -- a birthday present, a book, a computer -- you probably use the US Postal Service or one of the standard commercial services.

If you want to ship something that is too large or heavy to meet standard parcel guidelines, you will most likely find it worth your while to ship it as commercial freight instead.

Some freight haulers specialize in LTL (less than truckload) shipping, combining your goods with others going to a nearby destination at the same time.

If you ship a full truckload (FTL) instead of a partial one, it is likely to cost less per pound, take less time, and your goods will stay in the same trailer until they reach their destination.

   

Comments

11/1/2007 7:02:39 AM
Guru said:

We will have an online rate engine that can do a cost comparison for small parcel AND LTL at the same time on one single page. That will eliminate the need to wonder or worry if you got the best price possible. ShippingGuru.org is a free site and there will not be any fees added to the carrier costs.




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