A Guide to Shipping Large Items Conveniently


When it comes to shipping, the term large item can encompass a lot. There is no defined definition of what is considered a large load. You should think about what you are shipping when you are deciding on the right method of shipment. By following the right measures, you can make shipping large items more convenient and cost-effective.

Parcel vs. Freight Shipping

If your shipment weighs less than 68 kilograms and has a length and girth of fewer than 419 centimeters with a length of 274 centimeters, then it will be called a parcel, not a large item. If you have an item that is bigger than the above mention dimensions, you will send them as freight. With any item that needs freight shipping, you have a large item. When you are shipping heavy items, you have to choose the right shipping vehicle and trailer to complete it. Working with a logistics company will help you make the right choice.

Methods of Shipping

If you want to have the most cost-effective method for transporting your goods and do not have a full truckload, then LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping is a better choice. If your freight is more than 68 kilograms and less than 9,071 kilograms, then the LTL shipping method is cost-friendly.

In case of shipping heavy items that need to get delivered on time, you might want to go with truckload shipping. This is a good option if you need the entire space in the truck because of the weight and size of the freight. It can also be a faster option because the freight in the truck is all yours and it will only stop at the destination decided by you.

You might choose to use partial truckload shipping if you are shipping around 6 to 18 pallets. With partial truckload shipping, you do not need to worry about the freight class classifications. Plus, when you compare it to less than truckload shipping, there are competitive rates, especially considering the fact that your items will often arrive at their final destination sooner.

Freight Classifications

Overlength freight refers to shipments that are very long. However, they will not take up too much room in your trailer. Check the limitations with your carrier before this. Oversize freight might have some limitations since trucks also have some limitations on what kind of load they carry.

Choose the Right Company to Ship Package From Canada to the US

The right logistics company will help you with shipping large items in the fastest time and at the best rates. Choosing Tenax Transport will help you decide how to send your Canadian freight. Give us a call today to find out more about our services.