Preparing Your Package

Proper packaging is a must.
Don't ship your goods without proper protection. Many claims and damages arise from improper packaging -- and packaging errors may eliminate your carrier's liability.

The picture below should help you visualize how to best package and secure your goods.

When possible, heavy, bulky items should be placed on pallets for improved handling. Use cartons, crates, cages, or drums for protection. Wrapping ("shrouding") your shipment with blankets or other cushioning material or securing it to a pallet is also effective. Shipments can be secured using stretch- or shrink-wrap, banding, spray adhesive, etc. Proper packaging will also help define the "cube" of your shipment, making it easier to load "tight".

Cartons should be stacked squarely on the skid, with no overhang. Box flaps and corrugations should face up. Be sure the top surface is flat.

 

 

   
   
 
Demage can occure if cartons overhang the pallet, because there is no support for overhanging freight in transit.
   
   
   
 
Damage can accur when a pellet doesn't have plat top surface. Place single containers on an outside corner or ship them loose.
   
   
   
 
Loads made from different size containers may not be uniform enough to have unit strength
   

Stacking strength is lost when pallets are improperly loaded.

 

 

   
   
 
Palet overhang up to 32%
   
   
   
  Interlocked pattern up to 50%
   
   
   
 
Misalignment up to 30%
   

For more information, please contact customer service