Label each piece in your shipment.
Labels are required to ensure on-time and complete deliveries. Freightz.com requires that each piece in your shipment - regardless of whether there are individual packages or pallets - be labeled or stenciled with the name and complete address of the shipper and consignee (the person or company to whom you're shipping). Please note that you need not label individual pieces that are securely fastened to pallets as long as the pallet is clearly labeled.
Make sure the labels match the bill of lading.
Shipper and consignee information on your bill of lading must correspond exactly with your shipping labels. Note: Use our online bill of lading tool to ensure that all required information is included and that your bill of lading and labels match.
Use brightly-colored, quality-control labels to indicate special characteristics/needs for your goods:
Apply Dunnage Before Topping
Caution: Carefully Insert Forklift Blades
Caution: Follow Directional Arrows
Caution: Drums or Bags Ahead
Caution: Remove Stretch-wrap From Multiple Skids
Do Not Break Down Pallet
Do Not Double Stack
Do Not Forklift
Extension Blades Must Be Used
Fragile: Handle with Care
Fragile: Use as Top Freight Only
Stand Upright: Must Not Lay Flat
Some quality-control labels are available on Freightz.com through our shipping labels tool.
Ensure your piece count is accurate.
The piece count is the total number of loose pieces shipped. For example, the piece count for three loose cartons is three pieces.
When you ship palletized units, the piece count is the total number of pallets. For example, the piece count for two, wrapped pallets with 10 cartons each is "two pallets, containing 10 cartons each," or a total of two pieces.
If the goods cannot easily be counted, list "two pallets STC (Said To Contain) 10 cartons each," a total of two pieces.
Total the number of loose pieces plus the number of pallets. For example, the piece count for one pallet and three individual pieces is a total of four pieces.