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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Who would be a reputible freight co.to ship an engine from newportnews va. to central iowa ?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Holland or YRC
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

YRC owens Roadway and Holland.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You could also try R&L and Estes. R&L is a lift gate fleet.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

basicly, you need to call a few good lines and ask them their rates, and lift gate friendly? or check on y/t hauling and post to see if any one is going that way and can haul safely, a litte cheaper.. my thoughts
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got a Fastenal Company in your area? They will ship between stores pretty reasonable. You have to be able to get it to their place and pick it up at the place on your end though.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for info R&L seems to be the best price here the guy with the engine may be able to do a little better on his end.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I live about 20 miles from R and L corporate office I would not have them hall anything for me and yes I know YRC owns roadway Holland and yellow I drove foe 25 years in LTL freight.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A few facts about LTL

You can call around and get quotes but sometimes it is better to go threw a broker like Unishippers; freightquote; or even Schneider. They get way better pricing from volume and can sometimes beat what the LTL carrier will quote you because of less mark up.

Things like lift gate; residential; farm; appointment needed; Inside garage; redelivery cause no one was home; weighing shipment; can all be mark up charges over and beyond the quote if you do not tell them up front. They will hold your freight hostage till all charges are paid. If you fall into any of the above you might be better off dropping off and picking up the engine at the trucking terminal.

Pack the engine well. Strap it tightly to a pallet or even build a crate for it. You are paying by the pound shipped so do not go over board but if you want it to arrive in one piece pack it well. To the driver and dock worker it is just another pallet. They could care less. And if it gets broken you will find out about the dark side of LTL. Claims are paid at XX per pound no matter what the replacement cost is. Right on the bill of lading you sign at pickup it will state that claim liability may be limited.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been retired for almost three years. I drove for 38 years for the same company. It was a small mom and pop union carrier( 60 drivers and dockmen at one time). We covered 4 states around Lake Michigan and were a LTL carrier.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

did you drive for Alvan
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No! I drove for LaPorte Transit Inc. out of LaPorte,Indiana. I started work with them in 1972 and retired in 2010. I miss driving and the customers but not those beat the clock hours.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I work for estes express lines and the best way is to go threw freight broker . com and they will find you the best freight charges. I can ship threw estes cheaper by going threw freight broker. com than getting a estes discount. estes also has lift gate services. hope this will help you in finding best freight rates.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i use "freight quote" it is a broker, and they have very good pricing
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Freight co. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Paul what terminal you work for.
City driver 085 here.
 
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