FURNITURE AND OFFICE SHIPPING

Shipping items of the office and household nature is not a difficult challenge and can easily be accomplished by you. We’ll walk you through every step of the way and make sure you’re up to speed on what’s happening with your freight at all times. We’ll even offer ways for you to save money, as shipping to or from a residence can be a more expensive than other locations such as a freight terminal. Trust that you’re taken care of when you ship with R&J Maritime.

TO SHIP FURNITURES

Whether you are shipping furniture purchased online or direct to customers, R&J Maritime does the heavy lifting for you – from the paperwork required, tracking and status notifications, to arranging services through one of the nation’s best freight carriers at the best rates. If you have a preferred carrier, chances are they are already a R&J Maritime partner.

SHIP HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Whether you’re shipping a refrigerator to your new home, a couch to a relative, or a television you just bought online, we’ll help ship your items safely and on time, taking care of all the hard work and offering tips and tools along the way. Just enter a few short details on the quote form below and you’ll be able to instantly compare low freight rates from all the top LTL carriers in one easy place.

SHIP OFFICE SYSTEMS

There are many more office system manufacturers in the world. Shipping office systems at a cost effective price point is a challenge. Used office cubicles doesn’t keep much value. Buying new office furniture is expensive. Somewhere between these two is the need to transport the furniture. Buying or selling office equipment, freight costs are a huge factor in your pricing.

HOW TO PACKAGE FURNITURE

Packaging your freight appropriately is a crucial step in ensuring it remains unharmed during it’s time in transit. Keep in mind that your precious rocking chair or grandfather clock will be in a trailer among heavy and bulky items such as an engine. It’s your duty and obligation to package your freight well enough so that nothing happens to it.

PRO TIP: Crate your freight & save some money! Transporting unpackaged furniture can be very costly. Box, crate or palletize your freight shipment to save up to 50% or more on shipping costs. Need help packaging your furniture, office systems or machinery? Talk to your R&J Maritime Agent about professional packaging options at an additional cost.

HOW TO MEASURE FURNITURE

Some carriers go by weight, and some carriers go by something called density weight. The difference between the two is that density weight takes other dimensions into account

For Example

50 pounds of rocks and 50 pounds of feathers both weigh 50 pounds – right? But, 50 pounds of rocks take up much less space, and are much denser than 50 pounds of feathers.

  • The lower the freight class, the less expensive it is to ship.
  • The less likely it is to get damaged during transit, the lower the freight class.
  • The denser something is, the less likely it is to get damaged in transit.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Be sure to include all packaging materials in your final measurements. This includes the pallet, crate, bubble wrap, etc.
  • If your item is shaped oddly, be sure to gather measurements from the widest points of the item
  • Some carriers go by density weight which is a different weight than what you read off a scale, consult with your agent to determine if this is the case

WHAT IS DENSITY WEIGHT?

It’s when more than just weight is taken into account. It includes the dimensions for length, width and height too.

MONEY SAVING TIPS

LIFTGATE

The driver is not responsible for assisting you in any way with this step either. If it is determined that the usage of a liftgate is necessary for the pick up or drop off, the driver will use one and you will get rebilled for it at a higher rate than if you had simply opted in for it at the time of booking.

LIMITED ACCESS LOCATION

Just because a location is commercial, doesn’t mean it’s not limited access. It could be a business in a desolate area, or a business in a crowded metro area, both of which have the potential to be limited access. Verify with your agent to confirm the location you’re shipping to and from is not limited access.

RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

Because freight trucks are large and it’s hard for them to maneuver in tight spaces, there is a surcharge for drivers to pick up or drop off in residential locations. When possible, we encourage you to conduct your pickups and drops offs at a commercial location or freight terminal to avoid paying extra.