Somewhat OT: Freighting Items

Todd Killingsworth killingsworth.todd at
Tue Sep 1 10:48:02 CDT 2015

You could always try North American Van Lines (NAVL).  They normally do
household moves, but they also do a lot of "one-of" moves for the pinball
hobby.  They're already experienced with furniture, and no question of it
being hauled outside of a closed tractor trailer.

Todd Killingsworth

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:

> > I'm not surprised by those quotes (and Freightquote is in the ballpark
> > for pallet loads that can't be top-loaded.)
> Okay, good to know I am not getting fleeced. I am actually okay with
> FreightQuote but the problem is the seller is very hesitant to palletize
> the
> item. If I can get him to get it on a pallet that might be the best.
> > You could try but be very careful you fully specify
> > everything you want and don't expect anything you don't agree with
> > (like must be shipped inside or tarped, if you can't load/unload then
> > they need to do so, etc.)
> I've been a bit hesitant going to uship because of the damn AMC show. I
> understand they probably have some of the bigger idiots on the show but the
> things they do is just amazingly idiotic... With them do I need to worry
> about having a dock or delivery to door or is that expected? I would
> specify
> "no top load, in cab or covered for the total duration of transport,
> strapped so it does not roll/move, and no loading/unloading." Anything else
> that I should worry about?
> > Freight companies will pick up and drop off from your location but if
> > it's residential then usually on the street (it's up to you to get it
> > on and off the truck usually.)  This is because they usually send an
> > 18-wheeler.
> It is not so heavy that we cannot bring it off the truck with myself and
> the
> driver (assuming they do that). I can then just use a dolly from the street
> or roll it on its built in wheels.
> > If it's residential then you need to tell them that and you'll pay more
> > (generally about $75 more in my experience.)  This is so they'll send a
> > liftgate truck and will call to make a delivery appt.
> I can do either (i.e. residential vs. business) but as I said we do not
> have
> a dock at the business either. Of course there are three or four works
> available at any time to just manually unload it if they will let us.
> Thanks for all the advice Todd.
> -Ali

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