April 28, 2016 Domestic Shipping

How to Package Your Goods for a LTL Shipment

When it comes to shipping partial loads, the logistics can get complicated. From selecting the right carrier to identifying the best route, there is a lot that goes into less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Luckily, if you work with AFP Global Logistics then all of those details are handled for you! Because we have such strong relationships with an extensive network of carriers, we can ensure that your shipment will make it where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. To make sure your shipment arrives in one piece, read on and learn more about how to package your LTL shipment safely and securely.

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When preparing your goods for an LTL shipment, packaging them safely and properly will help ensure they stay safe along the journey.

Wrap fragile items

If you have any items that are fragile or delicate, they will need to be carefully packed in bubble wrap or padding to protect them. During LTL shipments, boxes may move around or could even accidentally be dropped, so you’ll need to ensure that your goods are safely packaged inside. By wrapping individual items in padding and then lining the entire box with additional material (filling all voids will help protect the tops of the boxes from crushing), you can protect your goods from accidental bumps along the way.

Use pallets for multiple boxes

When you’re shipping multiple boxes or your boxes are especially heavy, using pallets can help ensure that your goods travel safely. Pallets are extremely heavy-duty and can make it much easier and safer to move boxes. Make sure that all of your boxes are stacked neatly on top of each other so that there is no overhang and don’t forget to label them before stacking them up!

Shrink wrap your pallets

For extra security, wrapping your pallets in ample shrink wrap will help to protect your goods by preventing shifting during transit. For heavy loads, your boxes can be strapped or banded to your pallet. By packaging your LTL shipment securely, you can ensure that AFP Global Logistics will be able to ship it safely to its final destination.

AFP Global Logistics

For a customized ground shipping logistics handling experience that places your needs above all else, AFP Global Logistics is the best and only choice! We provide a full range of shipping services, and our 25 years in the business have given us the tools we need to tailor our logistic solutions to each and every individual customer. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

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