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Inflight

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Moving from Long Beach, CA up to Olympia, WA. I have all my equipment palletized (or at least movable with a pallet jack). Looking at about 24 pallets so I think the truck will need a lift-gate. The heaviest machine is about 3,000 lbs.

Any recommendations for a shipping company? Needs to happen in the next three months.

Thanks,
Matt
 

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So far, I have contacted a number of shipping companies. U-Ship suggested an open flatbed trailer that the driver will be responsible for securing the load and covering with tarps (about $3,400). Another company can provide a 53' enclosed van trailer ($2,750). Both of these will require a powered forklift at each end. Forklifts are available at each end for about $200 / day. I have a manual pallet jack that we can use too.These truck drivers want to be loaded / unloaded in about 2 hours but for an additional $50-$75 hourly charge, they will accommodate.

I was unable to find a shipping company with a large enough truck (minimum 48') that has a powered lift gate capable of handling the weight of some of these machines.

PODS has three sizes of box, so I'd need multiple 16' containers. That would work but it adds up quickly with quotes getting to over $6,000.

I'm still searching and haven't committed to anything yet, so if anyone out there has other suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks,
Matt
 
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