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Finding the Best

Shipping Method for Your Beer

Craft Beer Freight Types

Full Truckload (FTL)

  • The total weight of the load should be 45,000 pounds (max).
  • Fits up to 52 stackable pallets or 26 non-stackable pallets (48×40”) or 25 pallets, 56”x44” pallets on a plated trailer.
  • You pay for the whole truck.
  • One truck will deliver the load directly from Point A to Point B.

Less Than Truckload (LTL)

  • Shipment must be less than 10 linear feet.
  • Weight must not exceed 10,000 pounds. (Exceptions can apply)
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Dry Van Freight

  • No refrigeration unit.
  • Ideal for shipping delicate loads or freight that must be shipped in a closed box.
  • Majority of dry van trailers are 53 feet long, 8.6 feet wide, 9.6 feet tall, and can typically haul a maximum weight of 45,000 pounds.
  • Transit times are slower than FTL and always an estimated transit time. Estimated transit time is calculated in business days and does not include weekends or holidays.
  • Usually fits approximately 26 standard shipping pallets.
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Reefer Freight

  • Ideal for shipping products that require temperature control including finished beverage.
  • Typically are 53 feet long, 8.6 feet wide, 9.6 feet tall, and can haul between 42,000 to 44,000 pounds.
  • Most are required to carry less weight because the empty trailer weighs more than a dry van due to the insulation and refrigeration unit.
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Rail Freight

  • Can be the lowest cost option for distances over 2000 miles.
  • Not the most secure option for finished products or fresh ingredients, such as hops, malt, or fruit as rail often involves rougher rides with more volatile temperatures.
  • Major lines run coast to coast seven days a week.
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Flatbed Freight

  • Used to transport cargo (such as brewery equipment and tanks) that can’t be loaded or unloaded from a dock, does not fit into standard truck trailer dimensions, or does not require the enclosure of a dry van.
  • Allows for cranes and forklifts to load and unload cargo from all angles.
  • Standard flatbed trailers are 48-53 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and can accommodate a freight height of 8.5 feet. Typically, they have a maximum freight weight of 48,000 pounds and up to 65,000 pounds with extra axles.
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Freight Shipping With Brew Movers

Brew Movers understand that beer is a delicate product. That’s why we handle it with the utmost care while in transit.

Whatever freight types you choose—FTL, LTL, dry van, reefer, rail freight, or flatbed—you can be sure we will follow all safety measures to ensure your beer arrives at its destination in perfect condition.

Aside from beverage, we also provide reliable logistics services for empty kegs, brewery and distillery equipment, and beverage ingredients such as hops and grains across North America.

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