This may not sound like an "on topic" post, but is.
I need to have a 27cu ft crated , 200lb object shipped from one zip code to
Who are some companies that can do this for me?
I'm talking here about shipping a relacement engine for my garden tractor
Ed is right on.
Call around to some of the smaller freight companies. They MIGHT be cheaper
for ya. I used to use a smaller shipping company for local freight with in
AZ. They beat the bigger guys hands down. Especially in service.
If speed is an issue call FedEx, they have a ground service. You may be
shocked at what it costs.
In addition to others, talk to whoever you're getting it from...they'll
ship all over all the time and generally have better recommendations,
How far you have to ship it will make a difference on whether you have
to start w/ a national carrier or can find a local/regional to get it
the whole way...small shipment like that if it's cross-country will in
all likelihood go on major carrier to some distribution center then to
you (unless you're either in a major metro area or on a major
Freight companies. Look under trucking in the Yellow Pages. CCX, Roadway,
Yellow, New Penn, etc. They all carry LTL freight like that. Depending on
distance, it may be cheaper to put it in the back of a pickup and drive
I worked for Yellow (which now owns Roadway, and USF is in the works). If
you ever wanted to see a bunch of people not care about freight, Yellow
would be the one to choose. The dock workers were terrible, the yard and
drivers are a different story. I would not reccommend Yellow for shipping
Others have already given you good shipping advice. What lawn tractor
engine is 27 cu ft. and weighs 200 lbs? I don't think my whole lawn tractor
occupies this much space or weighs this much.
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