what you can and cannot ship via ltl

Wondering if your shipment can be transported?

We can offer a summary of what is allowed and not allowed shipping via freight as a general rule but if you have more specific questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact us for help.

Shipping freight can be confusing at times and the last thing you want to do is book a shipment and find out when the driver arrives, they will not take the freight. LTL carriers all have different commodities they will and will not take. our sales team can help you figure out who is a good fit for shipments that may be refused by some (if not all) of the trucking companies.

ShipTMS offers support when quoting an LTL shipment online.

Shipping restrictions:

  • Currency
  • Jewelry (watches are allowed)
  • Valuable papers
  • Original Works of Art
  • Items not packaged (loose)
  • Items that can damage other shipments
  • Items that can damage freight carriers equipment
  • Human remains/bodyparts
  • Medical waste
  • Wheeled vehicles
  • ATA Cases
  • Garbage
  • Items that are wet or leaking ANYTHING
  • Collector Items

Some carriers refuse:

  • Palletized engines
  • Rolling chassis
  • Floor Scubbers
  • Paintings
  • Household Goods
  • Loose items
  • Items over 12′ in length
  • Tradeshow exhibition items
  • Alcohol
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Carbon Black
  • Foodstuffs