Somewhat OT: Freighting Items

Craig Solomonson craig at
Tue Sep 1 12:31:42 CDT 2015

My other hobby is antique "hit and miss gas engines." Most collectors in
this hobby use "Fastenal Third Party Logistics (3PL)". I recently had an
engine that fit on a 4' x 4' pallet and weighed 1200 pounds shipped from
Kentucky to Minnesota for $200. Fastenal has stores all over the U.S. and
daily freight deliveries. They take on other freight when room is
available. You are responsible for crating the item and placing on a
pallet. I think my last delivery took about a week to complete. Their
stores are equipped with loading docks and forklifts so it is rather
convenient. You can go their website and see if they have service for your
area and get a quote:


On Tue, September 1, 2015 12:23 am, Ali wrote:
> I know this is a topic that comes up quite often and I have archived a
> number of threads. However, I am still not finding what I need. The back
> story is that I need to have a desk shipped across the country to me. The
>  desk measures 28" long, 27" wide, 35" tall and is ~125 pounds unpacked.
> While it is possible to disassemble the desk I rather not.
> I've gotten quotes form a number of outfits as follows:
> 1. UPS: $1200 to pack/crate the desk and ship it.
> 2. Craters and Freighters: $895 to wrap in PE Foam, Styrofoam, bubble
> wrap, and box shipped door to door (i.e. not real freight). 3.
> Freightquote: $475 if I palletize it/pack it myself (have to clarify if
> this is door to door or do I have to drop off and pickup).
> Anybody else have other suggestions/recommendations? From what I
> understand this desk is not that heavy (in the freighting scheme of
> things) and would easily fit on one pallet and maybe even a half pallet.
> But I've never
> shipped something via freight so maybe these are all accurate prices. Any
> help/guidance is very much appreciated.
> Thanks.
> -Ali

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