3 tips to reduce costs when transporting heavy loads

Shipping heavy and oversized freight can be very expensive. But there are ways you can lower your costs.

Here are 3 tips to help you cut costs:

  1. Adjust packing

Packaging can make the load even bigger and is sometimes not recommended if you are trying to save on shipping costs. However, you can adjust your packaging by shrinking it, putting more products in a container, or deflating plastic packaging. These can reduce the space your cargo takes up and lower costs accordingly.

 2. Consider shipping in bulk

If you ship frequently, you can maximize your shipping costs by maximizing less frequent orders. For example, consider shipping freight orders together in bulk instead of weekly. This scheduling tactic will reduce the frequency of your mailing and the cost of each mailing. However, this may not be a viable option for time sensitive shipments.

3. Kind of container

Different container sizes also come with other costs. Moving 40-foot containers, for example, is more expensive than driving a 20-foot unit. So it would help if you were smart about the size of container you choose.

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