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May 2010
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Printer-Friendly Pack Your LTL Freight Like a Pro

Proper packaging of your freight is the best way to ensure that your goods arrive safely at their destination. The information on our new Web site can help you pack like a pro.
FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL have a dedicated Web site to help you pack like a pro: fedex.com/packagingfreight. There you'll find quick packing tips, detailed packing guidelines and a labels library that can help you ensure your LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments arrive on time and intact.

Here are four essential freight packaging tips:
  1. Plan it. FedEx Freight® and FedEx National LTLSM shipments may weigh up to 20,000 lbs. and be up to 24 feet in length, and they could be exposed to variable temperature changes.

  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. Protect your shipment from the natural vibration that occurs in transit. Use proper cushioning, blocking, bracing, banding, stretchwrapping, and standard wood or plastic pallets.

  4. Ship it. Use descriptive labels to help identify special handling needs, and complete the Bill of Lading with an accurate piece count and description to help ensure that your freight arrives on time and intact.
Explore the FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL packaging Web site today.