Freight Shipping 101

Click on the steps to learn how to ship LTL freight with FedEx Freight. You can click on any step in the process that interests you.

Click on the steps to learn how to ship LTL freight with FedEx Freight or 
get a rate quote now.

Step 1

Open an account with FedEx Freight and save 60% on your eligible FedEx Freight® services.
Manage all your FedEx® shipping quickly and easily. If you already have a fedex.com user ID and password, use them to log in to 
FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com
. Then click on the LTL Freight tab and enable your FedEx Freight account for shipping.
If you don’t have an account, 
open one online now
.
Have questions? Download our 
Start Shipping Guide
 and then call FedEx Freight Customer Service at 1.866.393.4585 to get answers fast.

Step 2

Get a rate quote online to reduce surprises later on.
Know your shipment details, including weight and dimensions. It’s essential for getting an accurate rate quote.
Determine your freight classification — a category assigned to the commodity you’re shipping. For a quick and easy way to get a close estimate, use our handy 
LTL Freight Classification Tool
. For more info on the factors that affect a rate quote, download our 
Start Shipping Guide
.
Now get a 
rate quote online
.

Step 3

Prepare your shipment and ship online.
All LTL freight carriers require a Bill of Lading to ship. Generate your 
FedEx Freight Bill of Landing online
.
Have questions? Download our 
Start Shipping Guide
 and then call FedEx Freight Customer Service at 1.866.393.4585 to get answers fast.

Step 4

Manage your account online with convenient tools.
Get in-transit shipment-status info by 
tracking online
.
Learn about 
tracking tools
 across fedex.com.
Before your next freight shipment, brush up on the four essentials of proper freight packaging. 
Pack like a pro
.
Have questions? Download our 
Start Shipping Guide
 and then call FedEx Freight Customer Service at 1.866.393.4585 to get answers fast.

FedEx Freight Box

The FedEx Freight box is a simple zone-based rate solution that includes the packaging supplies needed for shipping larger-sized goods or freight. The FedEx Freight box is ideal for new or infrequent freight shippers that do not want the hassle of freight classification. In addition, the box adds an increased level of security and shipment protection. The FedEx Freight box is also great for existing freight shippers that desire added simplicity of managing larger LTL shipping needs.
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