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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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I called UPS and they want $600 to ship 4 39.5X15 tires, plus 15" rims, to Orlando FL. Does anybody have anyone special they go through for shipping, especially for long distances like this?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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I called UPS and they want $600 to ship 4 39.5X15 tires, plus 15" rims, to Orlando FL. Does anybody have anyone special they go through for shipping, especially for long distances like this?
That's nuts. I was thinking about buying a truck from Virginia and that's how much I was quoted to have the truck shipped to my house. My best suggestion would be either to try searching for a shipping company that deals solely with freight or try placing an ad on uship.com. Here's a site to check out for a quote: http://www.freightnshipping.com/.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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Someone in another forum suggested Greyhound bus as a shipper. Thoughts? I know nothing about that particular service...
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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Someone in another forum suggested Greyhound bus as a shipper. Thoughts? I know nothing about that particular service...
I have on occasion used grey hound and they can be reasonable but the problem that you are going to have is weight. I believe that they have a maxium weight of 75lbs and I am guessing that a tire that big with wheel is going to excede that weight. As stated by someone else look for a frieght company or perferable someone that you knows owns a factory where you can get them shipped. That is usually the cheapest way. band them to a pallet and ship them out.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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Oh, I have access to a place to send them from, the price was from a UPS store. You mean if I send them from a shop, palleted, it might be cheaper? or just easier?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #6
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You mean if I send them from a shop, palleted, it might be cheaper? or just easier?
Both.

Strap them to one or two pallets, get a weight, and start calling friends with businesses, as well as your local Forward Air terminal. http://forwardair.com/
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Strap them to one or two pallets, get a weight, and start calling friends with businesses, as well as your local Forward Air terminal. http://forwardair.com/
Ya what PP said. UPS stores are a long way from cheap.
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I have used Old Dominion Freight Lines to ship stuff. If you drop the stuff at one of their terminals and ship it to another of their terminals, it wasn't bad for a pair of axles. THey exen stapped them down for me on a pallet for me.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #9
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R&L carriers, USF holland, fed ex freight, conway, roadrunner/dawes. all are carriers i use at my work for shipping. idk about prices but call and ask.
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