Any shipment over 150 lbs. is considered freight. Freight shipping is the transportation of goods, commodities and cargo in bulk by ship, aircraft, truck or intermodal via train and road. It can be transported domestically or internationally by land, air or sea.
What can be shipped via freight? Just about any product you can think of can be shipped via freight with a few exceptions. There are restrictions on hazardous items like aerosols and fireworks, valuables such as jewels, and perishables like meat and frozen goods. You should also check international shipping restrictions if you’re sending products overseas.
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What's the difference between parcel and freight? Parcels are your everyday shipments that weigh less than 150 lbs. Anything heavier than that needs to be shipped as freight.
Which type of freight shipping is right for me? The method of freight shipping you should choose depends on how quickly you need it delivered. If you need something delivered quickly, you should choose an express freight option. If you have a little more time, you should choose a Swift Links shipping option. Compare all types of freight shipping options with Swift Links.
What is freight forwarding? Freight forwarding organizes the transport of goods directly from a manufacturer to the final distribution point. Freight forwarders don’t do the transporting – they’re logistical experts who arrange domestic and international cargo transports with a freight carrier. Freight forwarding is available via air, sea, road, and rail. We offer a freight forwarding service to help you transport your cargo from one destination to the next.
Need help with freight shipping? Chat with a Swift Links expert, request a phone consultation, get how-to guides and more to help with your freight shipping needs.
Tons of freight annually
Swift Links services Swift Links services for the U.S., Canada and Mexico
Domestic Domestic 1-, 2- and 3-day express services
International International 1–5 day express services