|To:||Pete Smith <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Isoloop Packing|
|From:||"Jim White, K4OJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:18:46 -0500|
The big problem with truckline freighting is minimums|
20 pounds may as well be 200 lbs - or even on some stuff 2000 lbs...
When shipping an antenna truckline be sure to do your homework as to what freight category you want to call it... if you consider the antenna a finished product the freight cost is prohibitive... if you call it class 70, and describe the contents as aluminum tubing it is much less money.
ALSO, if your employer does a lot of freight work, try and bill through the job - an individual pays full price, the trucklines all discount their rates for their customer base. To pay half what an individual would pay is not unheard of.
Oh yes, when you receive freight ALWAYS SIGN THE FREIGHT BILL
Subject to inspection
If there is something inside the carton that was covered you now have a leg to stand on should it be necessary to file a freight claim.
If there is damage apparent at time of delivery (looks like someone backed a forklift over the carton, etc.) DO NOT SIGN THE FREIGHT BILL UNTIL THE DELIVERY DRIVER GETS AN EXCEPTION NUMBER FROM HIS DISPATCHER AND WRITES IT ON THE FREIGHT BILL. Also, try and take a photo of the carton prior to it being opened up to document the severity of the abuse. I like to take a picture form a distance with either the driver or the logo on the side of the delivery truck in the background.
Sometimes it is cheaper to physically alter the item being shipped in order to get it to break down into small pieces and you supply the splicing/repair piece to the buyer as part of the deal... perhaps an internal splice of tubing inserted to recreate a longer piece with a welded attachment would be worth it. Typically an internal splice if done correctly has absolutely no effect on a radiator other than making it heavier... if it is for example a vertical - so what!
Pete Smith wrote:
At 06:34 AM 1/23/04 -0800, Jim Lux wrote:
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