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IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 02:46 PM
It looks like I'm going to need approximately 4 pallets hauled from Crowley, LA 70526 to Lamoni, IA 50140. Anyone have any connections that can get me a good deal or know of a cost-effective approach? I've never used LTL services before.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-17-2012, 02:47 PM
Paging Simply Red.

Stewie
01-17-2012, 02:52 PM
FedEx? I'm not a expert and we use FedEx exclusively for shipping. I've often seen their trucks on our dock with a giant LTL painted on the side.

DMAC
01-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Can't you just contact a broker or carrier to schedule this?

Are you just "some dude", or are you a business/shipper?

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 02:59 PM
The little research I've done shows UPS and FedEx are quite a bit higher than trucking companies. I'm just hoping someone has some connections that can give me a good rate and/or someone I can trust.

ChiefsNow
01-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Believe it or not you can find it on Craigslist or Ebay

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Here ya go

https://www.fedexfreight.fedex.com/ratingNonSecureForm.do

Also tell me what kind of freight it is and I will get your freight class need the weight too

Stewie
01-17-2012, 03:03 PM
The little research I've done shows UPS and FedEx are quite a bit higher than trucking companies. I'm just hoping someone has some connections that can give me a good rate and/or someone I can trust.

Everyone is going to be higher if you're a one-and-done. It's amazing the discount the company I work for gets from FedEx. It's depressing when I have to ship something FedEx or UPS personally.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:04 PM
The little research I've done shows UPS and FedEx are quite a bit higher than trucking companies. I'm just hoping someone has some connections that can give me a good rate and/or someone I can trust.

Fedex and Ups are LTL Trucking companies

FEDEX Freight (Formally American Freightways/Viking Freight & Watkins)
UPS Freight (Formally Overnite)

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:05 PM
Can't you just contact a broker or carrier to schedule this?

Are you just "some dude", or are you a business/shipper?

I'm just some dude with a business. I have contacted a couple trucking companies and they're higher than hell (I understand fuel costs are high). If I've got to pay the high rates I may as well pay it to a friend or family member of someone here.

MIAdragon
01-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Shoot me a pm with what exactly you need moved and a phone number.

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Here ya go

https://www.fedexfreight.fedex.com/ratingNonSecureForm.do

Also tell me what kind of freight it is and I will get your freight class need the weight too

Thanks. It is 4 pallets of automotive specialty tools and I'm guessing the weight to be around 500-600 per pallet.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:07 PM
I'm just some dude with a business. I have contacted a couple trucking companies and they're higher than hell (I understand fuel costs are high). If I've got to pay the high rates I may as well pay it to a friend or family member of someone here.

Can someone here pay for the merchandise if it gets lost, stolen or damaged?

Not every company is going to let Joe Blow on their property with a Uhaul to deliver freight

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks. It is 4 pallets of automotive specialty tools and I'm guessing the weight to be around 500-600 per pallet.

Steel finished tools or electric?

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Manual handheld tools non powered is class 70... pretty cheap freight class

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Also discount is also determined by freight in what is called a lane... if it's a hot lane for LTL you get it cheaper... Florida freight is high because alot goes in and not much comes out....

give me an approx zip code to and from

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Can someone here pay for the merchandise if it gets lost, stolen or damaged?

Not every company is going to let Joe Blow on their property with a Uhaul to deliver freight

Thanks for the info on the class. And I understand what you're saying here but I'm not looking for some Joe Blow. Just looking for someone who has a connection and can A) Save me some money B) Whoever gets my money helps a friend or family member of a Planet member.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Also if it does not have to get there like yesterday ask for a rate on Fedex Freight Economy

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Also discount is also determined by freight in what is called a lane... if it's a hot lane for LTL you get it cheaper... Florida freight is high because alot goes in and not much comes out....

give me an approx zip code to and from
70526 to 50140 Forklift available for loading.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Thanks for the info on the class. And I understand what you're saying here but I'm not looking for some Joe Blow. Just looking for someone who has a connection and can A) Save me some money B) Whoever gets my money helps a friend or family member of a Planet member.

You know anyone who owns a business and ships? That will get you the best discount

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:17 PM
You know anyone who owns a business and ships? That will get you the best discount

My business ships a lot through UPS but their rates are still higher than some of the other freight companies I've contacted.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:17 PM
70526 to 50140 Forklift available for loading.

Thats a pretty long haul and won't be cheap No discount for 2300 lbs you are looking at 3500 bucks but if you call you should be able to get half off of that

DRU
01-17-2012, 03:18 PM
FedEx and UPS are expensive for LTL. Go to www.freightquote.com and you'll be able to compare about 30 different companies and choose either the lowest rate or the one you feel most comfortable with.

You could also use www.uship.com where truck drivers bid on your shipment.

3rd&48ers
01-17-2012, 03:20 PM
Good luck to you Ia

gblowfish
01-17-2012, 03:23 PM
It's all going to depend on which trucking companies run that route or have freight hubs near where you are going. Sounds like US 71 to I-35.

Our company uses several different freight lines, and our shipping manager has a good feel for who is cheapest to go where.

In general, we use (among others) MME, Beaver Express, R+L and JB Hunt.

Good luck!

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-17-2012, 03:38 PM
FedEx and UPS are expensive for LTL. Go to www.freightquote.com and you'll be able to compare about 30 different companies and choose either the lowest rate or the one you feel most comfortable with.

You could also use www.uship.com where truck drivers bid on your shipment.

I signed up a freightquote.com and a very helpful gentleman called me within a few minutes. he explained a lot to me. Their prices are significantly lower than I was finding elsewhere.

DRU
01-17-2012, 03:43 PM
I signed up a freightquote.com and a very helpful gentleman called me within a few minutes. he explained a lot to me. Their prices are significantly lower than I was finding elsewhere.

Yeah, I don't use them as much as I used to, but I still integrate their web service API's into client websites quite a bit to allow customers to do real-time LTL freight quotes during checkout. I've always had good feedback about their services.

They're based in Lenexa, too, so it's nice to know they're close.

MIAdragon
01-17-2012, 06:55 PM
FedEx and UPS are expensive for LTL. Go to www.freightquote.com and you'll be able to compare about 30 different companies and choose either the lowest rate or the one you feel most comfortable with.

You could also use www.uship.com where truck drivers bid on your shipment.

You want to be careful on this site, there are a TON of unlicensed truckers that bid on shipments.

Phobia
01-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Big Roy is a broker. You might drop him a PM.

Extra Point
01-17-2012, 08:30 PM
www.freightquote.com

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:09 PM
It looks like I'm going to need approximately 4 pallets hauled from Crowley, LA 70526 to Lamoni, IA 50140. Anyone have any connections that can get me a good deal or know of a cost-effective approach? I've never used LTL services before.

Sent you a PM with my ph# on it, call me tomorrow and I can get the details,shoot you a price.

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Paging Simply Red.

Why, I'm the best !:D

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Here ya go

https://www.fedexfreight.fedex.com/ratingNonSecureForm.do

Also tell me what kind of freight it is and I will get your freight class need the weight too

I can beat that just about any day depending on his time frame

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Thanks. It is 4 pallets of automotive specialty tools and I'm guessing the weight to be around 500-600 per pallet.

Loading / unloading facilities ?

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Also discount is also determined by freight in what is called a lane... if it's a hot lane for LTL you get it cheaper... Florida freight is high because alot goes in and not much comes out....

give me an approx zip code to and from

True!

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:20 PM
FedEx and UPS are expensive for LTL. Go to www.freightquote.com and you'll be able to compare about 30 different companies and choose either the lowest rate or the one you feel most comfortable with.

You could also use www.uship.com where truck drivers bid on your shipment.

Stop that, They don't need my business !:doh!:

MIAdragon
01-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Roy who do you work for?

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Big Roy is a broker. You might drop him a PM.

Thatta boy, I knew I could count on a friend.

The trick to it is his time frame, how long he can wait it out for the right price compared to how fast he needs it .... simple supply & demand and truck availability over a ready on demand LTL carrier..

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:27 PM
Roy who do you work for?

I'm an agent for Tennessee Commercial Transport Inc., based in Franklin,Tn with offices in ( well my home ) Greenville,Ky, New Orleans, La. and Lebanon,Tn.

I can handle full truck load, flats, steps, vans, over sized & heavy haul plus LTL shipments in the U.S. , Canada & Mexico.

ROYC75
01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Sounds like the ( if ) next light load of sugar going to Des Moines could be the ticket. I just don't know when it may be, would have to do some checking to see, put it on the back of a van to lift it right off.

We do have some flatbed and step decks running that lane, would it have to be tarped ?

MIAdragon
01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
I'm an agent for Tennessee Commercial Transport Inc., based in Franklin,Tn with offices in ( well my home ) Greenville,Ky, New Orleans, La. and Lebanon,Tn.

I can handle full truck load, flats, steps, vans, over sized & heavy haul plus LTL shipments in the U.S. , Canada & Mexico.

Ahh we play in the auto brokerage side but have quite a few clients needing ltl service. It's always good to have quality contacts.

IA_Chiefs_fan
01-18-2012, 10:22 AM
I hope to have more specifics today or tomorrow. It looks like posting on the Planet was a good idea. Thanks for the info guys. Roy, I just sent you a PM.