To be able to give you a quoted rate, we will need:
- Origin city of your shipment with the zip code
- Destination city with the zip code.
- Business or residential delivery or pickup. If the shipment weighs over 150 lbs. you will need a liftgate (accessorial charge would apply for liftgates and residential locations).
- Commodity (nature of the freight being moved)
The "chargeable weight" for Airfreight is determined by either the "actual
weight" or the "dimensional weight" whichever is greater. To realize the
dimensional weight, multiply the measurements (Length x Width x Height and always round up to the nearest whole inch when measuring) and divide by 194 for domestic (USA) shipments and 166 for International shipments. With Airfreight every inch will make a difference in the chargeable weight
Packaging: Ready the Freight
Double-walled boxes and crates is the standard for Airfreight. It is the shipper's responsibility for packaging the goods correctly. All breakables packaged in boxes should be individually boxed with cushioning and then placed into another box or master box (double-boxing) with a least 2 inches of padding around the inner and outer box. For additional information on packaging see our Packaging Guidelines. We can help you to determine what packaging alternatives are available for your specific type of freight. If you need help, ask your Freight Agent.
Pick Ups and Delivery
Generally, deliveries are done in the morning to early afternoon and pick-ups are done in the afternoon. Please allow a four hour window for pickups and deliveries
All shipments are insured under the National Motor Carriers Association. This insures goods at value of up to $25 a pound depending on the released value while household goods are insured for only $.10 per pound. Some homeowner's insurance policies will cover additional insurance. Check with your Insurance Agent regarding your policy. We can supply you with additional insurance for 1-2% of its declared value with a minimum charge of $25.