5 Shipper Best Practices: Ensure Your Shipment Arrives Safe and On Time

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New to Freightera? Please read these best practices.

Rest easy, we will do everything in our power to ensure your shipment travels safely and in a timely manner. Our 5-star customer service team is just a phone call away.

Please read and follow these Shipper Best Practices to help us guarantee that your goods arrive safely and on time.

1. Please ensure your goods are properly secured and palletized prior to shipment (when possible). Any loose items are at greater risk of being damaged. Our dry van carriers don’t always carry straps to secure loads in the back of the truck. Please note that a shipment that is not properly secured and is at risk of damage may be refused by the truck driver at pickup.

2. If a loading dock isn’t available at pickup or delivery, please double check that you have requested a tailgate (lift-gate) at the location where it will be needed.

3. If your pick up or delivery is taking place at a residential location, make sure to indicate this as well. Failure to provide accurate information may incur travel delays and unexpected charges from our carriers.

4. Once your shipment is packed up and ready to move, please have it ready by the pickup location with a copy of your Freightera Bill of Lading (BOL) ready to present to the driver. You can request a BOL be emailed to you, or you can download it directly from the Freightera website here:

Freightera shipping system


5. If you are shipping internationally, provide the name and contact number of your customs broker. Please note that you will need a Canadian broker to handle shipments bound for Canada, and a US broker to handle shipments bound for the United States. Once your shipment is booked, please send your customs documentation to operations@freightera.com, or you can post them directly to the Freightera website here:

How to upload Freightera custom documentations


Failure to provide accurate customs information before your shipment hits the border will result in transit delays.

Please contact our Customer Care team by email clientcare@freightera.com or phone 800-886-4870 with any questions or concerns. We want your every shipment to get delivered safe and on time. Happy shipping!

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Julien Levin, Carrier Relations Manager
Logistics and Customer Care Team