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Packing Resources and Supplies for LTL Freight: Packaging Tips

Here's where you can find some common examples and tips to get you started shipping with FedEx Freight.

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Freight packaging tips

We understand that proper packaging of your freight is the best way to ensure your goods arrive safely at their destination. Follow these quick tips for shipping bags, cartons, crates and more. For more tips on how to protect and secure your shipments, see FedEx Freight Packaging Recommendations.

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Quick Tips





secured bags

Use the interlocking stack method.
Add a solid bottom cushion or load
protector. Cardboard the outside
of bags when possible.
Keep bags within the pallet
perimeter. Tightly secure bags
to the pallet.


cartons  interlocking cartons

add stretchwrap
Use the column or interlocking
stack method. Avoid overhang
to reduce the risk of damage.
Add stretchwrap for
additional protection.

Shelf-Ready Cartons

shelf-ready cartons


add stretchwrap to shelf-ready cartons

Use the column stack method.
Add corner edge-boards and top
and bottom corrugated pads.
Add stretchwrap for
additional protection.



Use quality lumber (plywood).
Use diagonal braces and
appropriate fastener on the side
grain for corners.







use banding, edge protection and stretchwrapping

If palletized, band and protect.
Support with a solid bottom.
Use banding, edge protection
and stretchwrapping. Do not
exceed three pails in height.

Spools and Reels

spools and reels

Securely anchor to pallets
that may be forklifted.












securing engines

Drain all engine fluids. Block or
brace engine in a wood crate or
corrugated box.
Band it securely to a
pallet. Add stretchwrap for
additional protection.

Pipes and Other Long Freight

Pipes and other long freight

Bundle, secure and crate.

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