Truckloads are generally shipped in a 48’ or 53’ truck. Truckload rates are usually a flat fee and are the same whether the truck is half empty or full. The rate is based on mileage and final destination. Just as LTL shipments truckloads can also be ordered with a liftgate at an additional charge.
26 pallets can be accomodated to fit on a 53’ truck without double stacking the pallets. Some pallets depending on the items being shipped can be double stacked as long as both pallets do not exceed 8’ in height. By double stacking up to 52 pallets can be shipped on one truck minimizing the cost of shipping per pallet.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO CONSIDER WHEN RECEIVING A TRUCKLOAD OF MERCHANDISE.
- Make sure that you are able to receive a 53’ truckloads at your location. Most residential neighborhoods will not allow semi-truck deliveries. If this is the case an additional charge will be added to transfer pallets into a smaller truck for delivery.
-Make sure that you are capable of unloading the truck. You will need to either have a forklift or pallet jack to unload.
-Please notify your sales representative if you require a phone call prior to delivery.
-Customers generally have a maximum of 2 hours to unload the truck, if more time is required an additional fee may be charged. So make sure you have enough help to unload in the allotted time frame.
-Keep in mind that the delivery fee does not include labor. The driver will not assist you in unloading unless a liftgate fee was paid, in which case the driver will assist with lowering the pallets to the curb.
-Shipping quotes are generally quoted with minimal insurance. If you would like to cover the full amount of your invoice please make sure to let your sales representatives know. Keep in mind that this will increase the cost of shipping.