I used Freightquote.com to get a rate and ship the locomotive bell. The agent's name is Bob. He got us a rate for door to door that was much less than the rates quoted directly on their website or rates on shipper's websites.
I have used
Freightquote for the best price after it is crated and
for specialty jobs both great resources
||I have used
several time for very large 5-7 ft model boats they did a great
job also used them to ship a Loco from Detroit to Denver you have to
pick up and their location.
A suitable crate will need
to be prepared, You drop it off at a regional office near an airport
and they ship it to their regional office near an airport in the
destination city, and the buyer is required to pick it up at their
warehouse, home delivery is not an option, they are
extremely reasonable and
UPS Freight used
to be Overnight Motor Freight, owned by UPRR. UPS bought it, it is
not the little package pick up and delivery trucks. But rather
eighteen wheelers. They will get very completive and like anything
UPS does it gives excellent service. We use them all the time.
Another point do not interline, means if who ever they use does not
go all the way and has to use someone else (another truck line)
there will be extra charges, make sure who ever you use goes portal
to portal. (door to door) That being said, it would be cheaper to
delver the engine to the shipping truck terminal and pick it up from
the truck line at the terminal of destination, you will save
FedEx. The only
problem with them is that you have to take some pieces off (smoke
stack, trucks, cow catcher, snow plow, etc.)
The Freight Rate Co.
||I have used Freight Rate
company to ship all kinds of equipment. Good rates.
Of course it all depends on how well it is crated and if it is
Custom Locomotives Inc.
27575 SO. Gribble Rd.
Canby OR 97013
|We ship locomotives across
the States. We have our own trucks and can go to any 48 USA
states. Call for a quote and to schedule a pick-up.
||Available immediately, crating and LTL
trucks are available with Lift-gates for residential delivery. Contact me for a
shipping quote. 440.478.8009