Transporting High End Televisions: Finding the Right Materials for your Business

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When you are transporting high end televisions, it is so important to make sure that they are properly secured in the truck. There are proper ways to transport these types of items and if it is not done properly, there is a huge risk that expensive units can be damaged. These higher end televisions can be damaged if they are not properly shipped from the distribution factory to the furniture store or the furniture store to the customer’s home.


There are times when you can transport something incorrectly and it still comes out fine, however, this is an exception to the rule. Many people think that if they are careful, they can easily transport the television that way and it will be fine. Chances are at first glance that they will be.

They may work properly for a short period of time or the screen can get damaged beyond repair. You don’t want to put the added strain to the television screen. There is no reason to take the chance. Here are how professionals transport these high end televisions.

Transporting plasma televisions, LED televisions, or LCD televisions

When transporting LCD televisions, it is imperative that you don’t lie them flat. They must be transported upright in the vehicle. They can be stored flat four high but never transported flat. There isn’t anything securing the middle of the glass for the screen and this could cause damage.

For short rides, the television can be stored lying flat but only if the ride is smooth. Therefore, if use a jack to get the television off of the truck, you can lie them flat for a short period of time to get them to a storage area, however this is only if it is a smooth ride. Be careful however because when the television is jostled, the screen can be damaged.

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When storing plasma televisions in the truck, they have to be transported up instead of lying flat. There is a chance that if you lie them flat that they will be just fine, but there is no reasons to take a chance at ruining the high end television.

The televisions can be trapped up against the walls of the truck to make sure that they are secure and not slipping around the cab. Most movers will also use a furniture pad on the floor of the truck to help give it a little more cushion against bumps or rough patches of road. If more than one television is stored in a strap, a layer of bubble wrap or a furniture pad is used to keep the two from bumping into each other.

Plasma, LED, and LCD television Storage

When you are storing televisions before transport, it is okay to lie them flat and it is actually preferable that way. they should not be stacked over four high however. When you are storing them, it is safer to have them lying down flat so that they are harder to hit and push over. If they are stored upright, it is advisable to put them in an area with little traffic and up against the wall.

The temperature of the room matters as well. it can’t be too hot or too cold. In an environment that is too hot, you run into the problem of humidity. Condensation can form on the television and cause it damage. If the area is too cold, it can start warping the parts in the television.

Make sure that the room that the television is being stored in is temperature controlled. The biggest damage to the television happens when it the temperature changes drastically. If the televsiosn are stored at a constant temperature, it is the best for storing high end televisions.

Materials that can assist in the transportation

When it comes to transporting high end televisions, there are some materials that you can use to transport the televisions around the warehouse, onto the truck, to the destination, and in to the customer. The idea is to make sure that not one television is lost during the process and there is no wastage.

Transporting in the warehouse

  • Pallets for transporting throughout the warehouse and for storage so that the units are not placed directly on the ground.
  • Pallet jacks to transport the pallets of televisions from one area to the next.
  • Plastic wrap to help secure the pallet while moving it throughout the warehouse.

Storage

  • Temperature controlled area.
  • Furniture pads and shrink wrap can be used to protect the televisions if the room is a bit too cold. Stack them only four high on a pallet and lay a furniture pad over the top of them. Then, shrink wrap the entire pallet and set in the room for storage. You can even put the entire pallet on another pallet to keep it further from the floor. store it a few feet from the wall in a colder room as well.

Delivering on the truck

  • Pallets for transporting them upright. If they are tight together, there is no need for additional packaging between the boxes. Use bubble wrap around the entire pallet or a furniture pad and shrink wrap the entire pallet. Try to fill the entire pallet if possible to prevent the product from sliding all over the pallet during transport.
  • Furniture straps can be used to secure the entire pallet to the side of the truck to prevent it from shifting around in the truck.

Bringing in to customer

  • Use a pallet jack to move the entire pallet into the store. It is a good idea to use bubble wrap around the pallet, if you are leaving it on the pallet at your destination because it can become too costly to give away furniture pads.

If you take the time to transport the televisions carefully, you should never have any issues. The manufacturer did a good job supporting the television within the box and if you follow these instructions, you will not have to worry about any damage.