Shipping tires with Cargoboard
If you want to ship tires, rims or complete wheels with Cargoboard, you need to take into account several things when preparing the shipment, which we explain in the following sections.
Cargoboard's established and comprehensive transport network enables us to handle your shipment within a few working days.
In just a few clicks you can select your transport product, calculate the freight price and book the transport directly via our platform .
How does shipping work with Cargoboard?
Shipping tires, rims and complete wheels is uncomplicated and, above all, fast with Cargoboard. In this section, you will learn how to proceed.
The order booking through our platform
In order to be able to book your shipment on our platform, you have to enter your shipment data in the first step and then select the transport product that suits you best. At this point, it is important that you make the right choice when selecting the packaging material. If your shipment is heavier than 30 kg, it must be transported on a pallet.
Pack the tires, rims and complete wheels for shipment
After you have booked your tire shipment and received the shipping documents, it's time to start packing.
Here we recommend shipping on a pallet if the total weight exceeds 30 kg. Our packaging tips at the bottom of this page will tell you exactly how to go about this.
The collection of tires, rims and complete wheels
For the shipment of tires, rims and complete wheels our forwarding agents usually take over your goods from the curb. For this takeover, it is imperative that shipments weighing 30 kg or more are either self-supporting or placed on a pallet for shipping.
The delivery of tires, rims and complete wheels
Like the pickup, the delivery of tires, rims and complete wheels is free curbside. For this purpose, our forwarding agents unload the shipment at the delivery address at the roadside and obtain the signature for acceptance.
Delivery times for shipping tires, rims and complete wheels
In the table below you will find our delivery times for shipping your tires, rims and complete wheels within Germany.
If you are interested in European transport, you can view our delivery times after entering the pickup and destination on our platform .
General cargo shipping
|1-2 workdays||1 working day|
Partial and complete loads
|1 working day (collection within 3 working days)||1 working day (collection on the selected working day)|
Delivery option desired date
If you choose general cargo shipping, you can select the desired delivery date in addition to the standard and express delivery options. With this delivery option you have the possibility to send your general cargo shipment at a later desired date. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Collection of the general cargo shipment on the next working day or on the desired day
- Prioritized delivery on the desired date
- Free storage of goods for a maximum of four working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
- Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option
Type of transport express direct
If you choose Express Direct, you can look forward to our fastest transportation product. With this product, the booked vehicle travels to the destination on the direct route and without transshipment points.
Prices when shipping tires, rims and complete wheels
The price of shipping tires, rims and complete wheels is highly dependent on the factors of pickup location, destination, selected transport product, as well as the unit weight.
You can see your individual price after entering the shipment data on our platform.
Packaging tips for shipping tires, rims and complete wheels
If you have chosen a tramp carrier in the form of a pallet (unit weight higher than 30 kg) or a carton (unit weight lower than 30 kg), you still have to pack the tires, rims or complete wheels properly afterwards.
Packing tips for a shipment in a box
- Line the bottom of the box with bubble wrap or other cushioning material
- Place tire, rim or complete wheel in the box
- Place bubble wrap or other cushioning material above the goods so that the carton is filled and the goods can no longer move
- Seal the box with adhesive tape
Packing tips for shipping on a pallet
- Place the first tire, rim or complete wheel in the center of the pallet with the visible side facing upwards
- Then stack the remaining tires, rims or complete wheels. It is important that between each product is always placed a thick cardboard
- On the top element again bubble wrap and place a cardboard
- Finally, fix stacked tires, rims or complete wheels with tension straps or strapping
Packing recommendation for rim shipment
Rims should always be packed in a cardboard box, even with a higher number of pieces, so that they are sufficiently protected from scratches. For padding inside the boxes are suitable Styrofoam, foam or packaging chips.
For packing and protection we recommend the following packing materials:
- bubble wrap
- Adhesive tape
- Tension belts
- Handling advice for careful handling of the goods
Insure tires, rims and complete wheels for transport
It is important to know that there is no standard insurance when shipping, but in case of damage or loss there is only liability according to the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSP).
Therefore, we recommend you to cover yourself with transport insurance through Cargoboard for expensive products. You can easily and uncomplicatedly add these during the booking process.
Special conditions for shipping tires, rims or complete wheels
From as few as 5 regular shipments per month, frequent shippers benefit from individual conditions with Cargoboard.