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Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?

To: 'Drax Felton' <>, Bill Gaines <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?
From: Al Kozakiewicz <>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:37:51 -0400
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Brokers for independent truckers deal in full loads.  Hiring a semi, empty 
except for a tower, to drive from CA to OH will cost nearly as much as the 
tower.  Full loads are charged by the mile.

The LTL haulers are set up to efficiently handle partial load freight.  Even 
the specialty light haulers will be cheaper than a full load, as their fixed 
and fuel costs are significantly less than a semi.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Drax Felton
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:06 AM
To: Bill Gaines
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?

Go down to your local truck stop and ask a couple guys for the name of their 
broker and tell them what you need.  

 Brokers match loads to available drivers. 

 Independent and owner operator drivers work with them all the time.   If the 
broker can't help you ask for a referral to one who can,

I used to work for Lowes freight working on the computer systems these brokers 
use to tender freight.  

You could also write down a few national carrier names off the doors of trucks. 
 They're required to post contact info.

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On Aug 25, 2012, at 8:21 AM, "Bill Gaines" <> wrote:

> On June 29 my LM-470d was destroyed in a wind storm. I immediately started 
> looking here and elsewhere for a suitable replacement. I found a couple but 
> both were on the left coast and both indicated the buyer would have to 
> arrange shipping. I have since found others closer to me but still the same 
> thing about me doing the leg work on locating a shipper. I finally decided to 
> replace the old tower with a new one also being shipped from the west coast. 
> My reasoning was that since they do this full time they must have shippers 
> waiting at their door to pick things up and haul away. I am told by the 
> manufacturer that the tower is completed and is awaiting pick up by a 
> trucking company. I have been told this story several times now....waiting on 
> a company to come to pick it up. My question is this. Where do I go to find a 
> flat-bed truck that will pick this tower up in California and bring it to me 
> in Ohio?
> There simply must be a reasonably quick way to get this done.
> Bill AD8P
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