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Forum topic by pashley posted 07-23-2010 02:44 AM 1092 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2010 02:44 AM

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Anyone have any advice for carriers to ship small freight, such as a crated coffee table? Anyone you’ve used, or any general advice?

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#1 posted 07-23-2010 03:15 AM

About 11 years ago I made a commission piece. If I recall it was 36 inches in Diameter and about 18 inches tall.
I used a pay-and-pack type place in Memphis. Sent it to Washington DC. A little over a hundred bucks.

Now days people use Grey Hound, but I would make a nice 1/4” plywood box for it if I went that route.

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#2 posted 07-23-2010 03:45 AM

I am a shipping clerk (amoung other things) for the company i work for and our primary LTL (less than truck load) freight company is Estes-Express. They have been very good for us as far as damages go. we ship about 20 skids out a week and get less than 5 damages a year. They are nationwide direct with their service,which means if you live in maine and are shippig to california, it will be on an estes truck the whole time, not a transfer truck where it will get beat up. Keep in mind anything going on a truck for shipping should be crated up to withstand an earthquake because somewhere along the line a 9 dollar an hour employee will be handling your merchandise. They were the most competative on prices too but in order to take advantage of the pricing its best you should call the terminal and request a sales rep come out to get the proper NMFC class and tarrifs made up. i know that sounds like a lot of information but in simple terms they are setting up an account and giving you a discount for your shipping. if you have any questions feel free to ask me, good luck!

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#3 posted 07-23-2010 03:48 AM

Try this site.

You put in what you want to ship and get bids from different shipping companies. It’s awesome!

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 04:34 AM

I use . Crate it to withstand a hurricane.

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