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Help shipping a sign(advice). #699392
Sun Nov 26 2017 08:20 PM
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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

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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699394
Sun Nov 26 2017 08:32 PM
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1-800 959 8880 Ext #2 - Truck Company Shipping .. ... cool


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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699397
Sun Nov 26 2017 08:41 PM
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Freight Co. named: Forwardaire. Google the name for local terminals.

Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699401
Sun Nov 26 2017 09:03 PM
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Wouldn't fed-x or ups move it? I had signs shipped through them taller than 52.


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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Loyd Pierce] #699408
Mon Nov 27 2017 05:16 AM
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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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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699410
Mon Nov 27 2017 06:06 AM
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I just got a sign that size for $68.00 it was between 2 pieces of 3/8ths plywood UPS
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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699418
Mon Nov 27 2017 08:23 AM
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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.

Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699431
Mon Nov 27 2017 11:13 AM
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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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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699436
Mon Nov 27 2017 02:15 PM
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If it's foot deep, it's to large for Fed-Ex ground. 10" deep would work.

Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Bill jr] #699445
Mon Nov 27 2017 04:59 PM
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I have not dealt with UPS yet. I will give them another try. Thanks, Dave


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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Speedracer] #699446
Mon Nov 27 2017 05:04 PM
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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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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Catauladave] #699451
Mon Nov 27 2017 08:15 PM
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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.

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Re: Help shipping a sign(advice). [Re: Loyd Pierce] #699458
Tue Nov 28 2017 01:20 AM
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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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