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What is considered Odd Sized Freight?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It seems like it never fails that when you’re running late, Murphy’s Law is there to make sure you get stuck behind some guy driving a “Wide Load” truck with some giant funky equipment that takes up two lanes and prevents you from passing.  What are those things anyway?

Gateway Distribution has a fondness for those funky-equipment-things.  As the industry’s leading provider of odd shaped freight shipping, we not only know how to identify them, we know how to transport them. 

Standard freight includes items that can be neatly stacked on pallets without extending beyond the bed of the truck.  Odd shaped and odd sized freight, such as light poles or street poles, is less cooperative and considered non-conforming.  Freight that can’t be stacked, palletized or that exceeds 120cm in length or height presents a unique set of challenges.  It’s best to ship these items with a freight carrier that is familiar with odd sized and shaped freight, and even better if they have experience shipping your specific product. 

For more than 25 years, Gateway Distribution has successfully delivered nearly every imaginable type of freight.  Our specialty shipping expertise means we can help you determine the best shipping method, the freight class, and the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) code, then follow through with timely delivery.  Our team is here to answer any questions you may have about your specific freight.  Click or call us today and our team


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