Who can you use to ship freight these days?

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  1. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    If you want to palletize or crate something larger than FedEx or UPS will accept, what are the shipping options?

    I know UShip will send you quotes for a particular item as described, but they bug you to accept one before a deadline. Is there anywhere like Yellow Freight or DHL that you can enter info on a web page and estimate a price, like you can with FedEx and UPS?
     
  2. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Lunatic Member

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    Old Dominion Freight lines. They specialize in "Less Than Full Load" shipments. Not sure if they are in your area.
     
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  3. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    ^^^
    I see their trucks frequently around here...you'd think they run in Missouri as well. Or...just google LTL (Less Than Load) carries & see what pops up.
     
  4. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    OK I googled up 'freight carriers near me' and got some 'LTL' carriers.

    I did ask for quotes on UShip last month for a speaker deal that didn't pan out. I was disappointed the input info was not detailed enough. I had several shippers ask whether it could be shipped from and/or to a freight depot instead of a customer address. I would have thought UShip would have that in the parameters so you could select it as an option. I'm very capable of hauling a palletized item to a local shipper.
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    I shipped a palletized item with Saia from their Portland OR terminal to a residence in the Montgomery AL area. Terminal to terminal was about $35 less but I wanted to save the recipient a 100 mile round trip to pick it up.
     
  6. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Saw a truck on the highway this AM that jogged my mind: Lewis Truck Lines AKA "LTL"...yes..."less than load".
     
  7. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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    try
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