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Need advice; shipping engine across country

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by Adirondacjack, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Dec 17, 2011 at 2:55 AM
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    Adirondacjack

    Adirondacjack [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've recieved large light items reasonably by Greyhound. Am now trying to buy an engine from Cali., and get it shipped to New York. I got a qoute from Fed-Ex for @ $3000. I sent in a request to Fastenal, and they haven't replied. Any ideas?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    Strap it to a pallet and ship via Roadway Trucking.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Try Roadway or R&L or one of the other bulk OTR carriers. You will have to put it on a pallet but it will be much cheaper.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Lift with your legs
     
  5. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Rail is the cheapest out of the three transportation methods, next up is ground, and then air is the most expensive.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    ship it train or greyhound for the cheapest price
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    hendooman

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    Yup, you will need to strap it to a pallet. It will be much cheaper if you can pick and deliver from a business with a dock. If not you either need a lift gate or a forklift to get the freight in the truck. A lift gate would run an extra $100, so finding a dock would be key. Google LTL quotes and you will find a lot of options. Call around a little everyone is going to have different rates, don't be afraid to negotiate especially with a company representing a carrier. It will take 7-10 days cross country, not guaranteed delivery. It is best to go through a broker or something because you will get a discounted rate. Going straight to a carrier will cost you more unless you already have a business account set up. Probably should run 5-600 to ship a pallet cross country.
     
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