Many trucking companies will no longer take loose cartons and require that all merchandise is shrink wrapped on pallets. When specifying a preferential trucking company we are to ship with, it is the customers responsibility to notify the factory if the trucking company will accept loose cartons or if the shipment must be made on pallets. Palletizing shipments will increase the overall weight of the shipment and may change the classification of the product on them. There will be an additional charge of $20.00 net for each pallet needed to pack- age a shipment. It is recommended to contact customer service in advance of placing an order if these charges apply.