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Old 05-04-2005, 10:40 AM
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shipping an engine

Does anyone have any recommendations on the best way to ship an engine (diesel, of course!) from Kentucky to New Hampshire?

Many thanks,

Ted
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:54 AM
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It needs to be strapped to a pallet.......and then I woudl call several friegh forwarding companies...You will need a liftgate if you can't drop it off to the terminal.
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:58 AM
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Thanks - do you have any freight forwarding companies to recommend?

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Old 05-04-2005, 11:13 AM
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Thanks - do you have any freight forwarding companies to recommend?

Ted
Non-specifically....as I have never personally used any I can vouch for....I am certain others here have and can recoment who to avoid or who to use.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:14 AM
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freight forwarder not needed for inside usa shipment. call a national trucker

consolidated freightways
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yellow

look in the phone book or google, trucking companies, your city.

you miht need a liftgate if the p-u and deliv points do not have a forklift.

good luck.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:18 AM
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Ok...I should have used Freight shipper not frieght forwarder..............anyone have people to recomend and shippers to avoid?
I just remembered a bad experience with DHL.......they lost a shippment and refused to refund me full value for the shippment, avoid DHL like the plauge...
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:45 AM
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FedEx freight has treated me right in the past.

You might also explore the difference in tarrifs between a fully-enclosed crate and an open pallet. Sometimes, the added expense of the full crate is more than offset by the lower cost of shipping at a different rate class.
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
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Roadway for long distance is one for sure, I received an engine a couple of years ago shipped by them. They usually hire a local shipper with lift gate to deliver from a Roadway depot to your door. www.Roadway.com
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FedEx freight has treated me right in the past.
FedEx does a great job, but I don't think they will take over about 150 pounds. They have some LWH limitations also. Basically it has to be of a size that a lone driver with a two-wheeler can handle.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:42 PM
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FedEx does a great job, but I don't think they will take over about 150 pounds. They have some LWH limitations also. Basically it has to be of a size that a lone driver with a two-wheeler can handle.
Regular FedEx is limited to 150# but FedEx Freight doesn't have the same limitation. For grins I did a mock class 85 shipment from Austin to Bangor, ME:

650# $1,347.51
1500# $2,596.82
4500# $6,096.65

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Old 05-04-2005, 04:53 PM
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Aha, I didn'y know they had a freight operation. That's good to know.
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:49 PM
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Anyone know DNA Freight? - shipping a motorcycle

I looked into shipping a motorcycle recently. Here is a link to the thread where I asked a similar question.

I got lucky and sold the bike to a location that I wanted to visit anyway. I drove and let the buy pay for the fuel.
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