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#699392 - Sun Nov 26 2017 09:20 PM Help shipping a sign(advice).
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I need advice on freight carriers for shipping a sign. It is approximately 4.5' x 3.5' x 1.0" uncrated. It is a single sided tin sign and will weigh approx. 15 lbs. crated.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Dave


Edited by Catauladave (Sun Nov 26 2017 09:21 PM)
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#699394 - Sun Nov 26 2017 09:32 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
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1-800 959 8880 Ext #2 - Truck Company Shipping .. ... cool
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#699397 - Sun Nov 26 2017 09:41 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Sun Jan 07 2007
Loc: Tucson, Az. USA
Freight Co. named: Forwardaire. Google the name for local terminals.

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#699401 - Sun Nov 26 2017 10:03 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Wouldn't fed-x or ups move it? I had signs shipped through them taller than 52.
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#699408 - Mon Nov 27 2017 06:16 AM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Loyd Pierce]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Don't know yet. I am checking Southeastern Freight today. I have had trouble with UPS. I get an online quote and take a package to the terminal and it is 2x more. lol Dave
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#699410 - Mon Nov 27 2017 07:06 AM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
Dave
I just got a sign that size for $68.00 it was between 2 pieces of 3/8ths plywood UPS
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#699418 - Mon Nov 27 2017 09:23 AM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
Paul Bell Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 08 2012
Loc: Northern CA
Your just below UPS size cut-off, length + girth (2*width + 2*height) < 165. If it was me I’d quote via freightquote, uship, ups, fedex. Too big for USPS. Freightquote and Uship are brokers so you get many shipping quotes at once. All of these have websites for quick instant quoting, take ten minutes to hit them all. If I was to bet on it, I’d bet ups is cheapest option.

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#699431 - Mon Nov 27 2017 12:13 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
Speedracer Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
Fed Ex shipped a crate to me. It was a sandwiched plywood box for signs. The outside of the crate was 4' x 4' x 3". If I remember correctly it was only around $160 to ship from KS to MI (and it was heavy, it had 4 signs in it). However, yours is slightly larger than 4 feet, so I don't know if they would take it, but I would definitely check.

And just out of curiosity, how is something that big, in a crate, only 15 pounds? Lol

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#699436 - Mon Nov 27 2017 03:15 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
If it's foot deep, it's to large for Fed-Ex ground. 10" deep would work.

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#699445 - Mon Nov 27 2017 05:59 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Bill jr]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I have not dealt with UPS yet. I will give them another try. Thanks, Dave
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#699446 - Mon Nov 27 2017 06:04 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Speedracer]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I was just going to sandwich the sign between two pieces of 2 x 2(top and bottom) and wrap in a packing blanket as I was advised. If I have to build a crate it is going to be significantly heavier. Dave
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#699451 - Mon Nov 27 2017 09:15 PM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Boy I don't know sounds like your shipping the sign off you ask about a restorer for? You must think a lot of it. I think I would add two pieces of paneling grade plywood being it is tin, may look like a banana with all the hustle of the holidays. Its really a bad time of the year to ship treasures.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Mon Nov 27 2017 09:37 PM)
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#699458 - Tue Nov 28 2017 02:20 AM Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Loyd Pierce]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Good point Lloyd, but things just happen. It may not get shipped for a month or so anyway. I have some major projects going on(house) and family coming home for the holidays. Just trying to get everything "lined up". Thanks, Dave
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