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Old 12-27-2006, 08:41 AM
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Anyone know the best way to ship a 70lb, 7'x2'x18" box (marine radar) from CT to Gulfport MS?
UPS can't do it, FedEx can't so I have been calling places like Roadway, yellow freight etc. I'm getting $300-$400 quotes. There must be a beter way. I sold my old radar to a guy & told him shipping would be around $150.
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Forward Air or call a freight fowarder
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3-400 ?? Whats it wiegh ? sounds high
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Forward Air is great. They are a trucking company with terminals at most major airports in the US. I've shipped many motorcycles with them. Very resonable.

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Ah hah!! Thanks guys!! I tried Delta air cargo because I've shipped many outdrives in the past. They obviously told me after 9/11 they can't do it anymore. I'll try forward air.
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Dave,

the real question is did you get the new radar yet?
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Dave,

the real question is did you get the new radar yet?
I't due to arrive tomorrow. I've been tracking it.
So how is your Cali vacation treating you duuuuude?
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Forward air is fantastic. I think that they even will do door to door now. Door to door is going to be a LOT more expensive. Are you trying to get quotes to drop off at residential or business? They do charge a LOT more to do residential and also if they need a lift gate. If the guy says that he can lift the 70 pound package then tell them that he has a loading dock as well as your place when you have it picked up. All that crap adds to the cost.

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Wow! They quoted $117.00 but the closest airport is in Mobile ALabama. I called the guy & he said that Mobile is over an hour and a half away.
I'll try other air freight companies.
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