Do You Need A Freight Shipping Service?

Written By

Machaela Casey
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What Is Freight Service

Freight shipping is a great option for moving large amounts of items. It usually involves more than just putting items into a truck. This type of shipping is usually used by businesses more than individuals. These shipments can be sent domestically or internationally. Freight shipments travel via road, air, and sea. A popular method for this type of shipment is intermodal. This uses shipping containers that can easily shift between container ships, freight trains, and trucks. Using this method, the contents of the container do not have to be unpacked very often.


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One of the best reasons to use this type of service is because there are often specialized options to keep your shipments safe and sound. For example, temperature controlled trucks are perfect for refrigerated or frozen goods. That might be food, flowers, or things in the medical field.

There are different options that can be friendly for any budget. For example, you can use LTL or less than truckload shipping to use a whole truck, even if you don’t have enough to fill the whole thing. This can save time. Partial truckloads are great for people who don’t have enough to fill the truck, but don’t mind sharing space with other shippers. FTL or full truck load shipping works well for businesses that have a large enough shipment to fill a whole truck.

Anything can be shipped using this method. Freight shipments are usually considered to be anything over 150 pounds. There are multiple types of solutions, so you do need to work with a logistics expert to find the plan that will work best for you.


The price of this type of delivery method varies widely. There are many factors that go into coming up with the price and each job is usually customized to the customer. When coming up with the price, the company you work with will consider:

  • The type of services you are using (trucking, rail, sea transport, or air transport)
  • The distance your shipment will travel
  • The physical size of your shipment
  • The weight of your shipment
  • Extra services or care that must be taken with your project. Examples include working with perishable or hazardous items.
  • How fast you require your shipment to arrive. Expedited shipments usually cost more.

Contact us to find out how we can help with your freight shipping center needs.