[urq] Economical Shipping for Large/Heavy Things

Mark R speedracer.mark at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 14:13:09 EST 2007

Most economical is LTL (less than truckload) freight.  UPS and FedEx have
this service, as well as a host of other companies.  Basically you're
shipping a pallet or two.  If you know someone with a shipping department,
they will be able to get discounted rates.  You'll want it secured
(strapping and stretch wrap) to the pallet.

Where are you sending from or going to?  If you need a lift gate truck (no
loading dock), that'll be extra charge.  To save some money, you can have it
shipped to the trucking companies local facility where they'll load a pallet
into the back of your own pickup.  You can also do the same to save money-
originate from their depot.  I suspect all of the carriers would help
palletize the freight, at their location, for a fee.

If you were in my area (Binghamton, NY), I'd offer to help you out.

Good luck!
Mark Rosenkrantz

On 1/2/07, Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to find the most economical means to ship an engine block among
> other items.  Any ideas?
> Ben
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