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Who to use for shipping freight?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by cdiesel, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    I've got a franchise that we handle that is now expanding beyond AZ. I've got to ship 96x48x6 boxes that are very lightweight to their new locations, but UPS Freight wants $200 to go the next state over. They're too big to go on standard UPS.

    Who are you guys using for this stuff? Thanks for your help!
     
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    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Call Laird or Port Plastic and see who brings their stuff in to them?
     
  3. jwright350

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    You might be surprised that UPS will do for you on specific package sizes to certain regions. Call your rep and ask for special pricing. In general though that prices isn't horrible for an oversized box. ...but it depends on the rate class
     
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    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    You're best to break them down if possible. Try tnt.com
    If you have allot, you might considering having them just trucked there.
     
  5. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    It's just one piece of Gatorboard with routered letters on it. Weighs about 25 lbs total. One piece per store, scattered all over the place.

    Jiarby: I just talked to Thomas and he said they typically use FedEx Freight to ship their out of town stuff. Thanks guys!
     
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    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Thomas is a good guy!
     
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    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I'd never put a 4x8 gator on a greyhound bus!
     
  9. Prism1

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    Diesel, I think Yellow freight gives us PDAA members a smoking deal on freight...
     
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    Typestries Very Active Member

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    I have had great success with freightquote.com. Easy, cheap, all online or you can call em. See a bunch of quotes and pick your carrier. It' stupid easy.
     
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