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Re: [TowerTalk] Shipping heliax

To: "jimlux" <>, "Patrick Barkey" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shipping heliax
From: "Bill Fikis" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:03:39 -0400
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      Hello  All...   FWIW  I  recently  sent a 270   Lb.  Box  coffin 
shaped) from  N.C.  to  West Palm,  Fl.
    using  FedEx   freight.  (  different than regular FedEx)  for     $ 
     told  them I  had  hydrophonic  gardening stuff inside ....  (They 
don't  have a classification  for that)
                     .....................Bill / w2ay


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From: "jimlux" <>
To: "Patrick Barkey" <>
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Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 11:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shipping heliax

> Patrick Barkey wrote:
>> Does anyone have any experience with freight companies handling shipments 
>> of
>> heliax?  I have two 4 foot diameter coils of 7/8 inch heliax that need to
>> travel out here to Montana.  They weigh about 70 lbs. each.  UPS won't 
>> take
>> them, and Fed Ex wants an exhorbitant (> $1K) amount of money.
>> I think I need a trucking firm to do it.  Any experience out there? 
>> Thanks.
> I've used Old Dominion Freight Lines and Yellow Freight in days gone by
> for pallet sized things (e.g. a 19" rack on a pallet).. There's actually
> a lot of companies that do "less than load" (LTL) shipping. A couple
> things to think about: Do you have a forklift or other way to unload the
> truck?
> For interstate trucking, the actual rates are regulated, so you'll pay
> the same basic rate for the same freight regardless of company.  You'll
> need to know the "class" of your freight (a number from 50 to several
> hundred that defines what kind of stuff it is and how delicate it is..
> as I recall Class 55 is stuff like scrap iron.. I seem to remember
> shipping surplus equipment racks with gear in them as class 100 or 120)
> (some googling turned up:
> )
>  What really changes is ancillary services and convenience. Some
> companies will deliver to anywhere. Some will only deliver to a loading
> dock.
> Sometimes, you can get a better deal by picking up your freight at the
> terminal.
> Call around.  If you know a business that ships this kind of stuff near
> you ask who they use.
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