How to Pack LTL Freight

We’ve put together the following tips to help you pack your freight like a professional.

1. Plan it.

To ensure that your shipment moves safely in the FedEx Freight® network, it should not weigh more than 20,000 lbs. (9,701 kg) and measure more than 20 feet (6 metres) in length.*

2. Prepare it.

To ensure safe and efficient shipping across town or across the country, properly organize, stack, label and prepare your freight shipments.

3. Secure it.

To protect your shipment from natural vibration that occurs in transit, use proper cushioning, blocking, bracing, banding, stretch-wrapping, and standard wood or plastic pallets. It is important that your boxes are stacked corner-to-corner and edge-to-edge for better stacking strength. In addition, ensure that your packaged products do not overhang the pallet.

4. Ship it.

To help your shipment arrive on-time and intact, ensure that you use descriptive labels and complete the Bill of Lading with an accurate piece count and description. Also, be sure to identify any special handling needs on the descriptive labels, and the Bill of Lading.

*For shipments that weigh more than 20,000 lbs. (9,701 kg), contact the FedEx Freight Solutions Team.