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Old 05-16-2018, 07:55 PM
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Good point. I sent photos of the rear suspension and front shocks to Fastenal 3PL. Surprisingly, they contacted me back with a quote.
To my way of thinking, the more accurate the description and information of the load I give to the shipper, the less likely for any misunderstandings.

Good point about a little haggling. I am prepared to pay RIGHT NOW if I catch a screaming deal.

Thanks for your advice. I am very much making this up as I go.
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I did not know that about Yellow/Roadway and YRC, thanks!
Well, a few years ago, "Yellow Freight" and "Roadway" were two different companies. YRC is what goes down the road now.

There used to be an outfit called "Overnight" that is now "UPS Freight" and "American Freightways" is now "FedEx Freight".

There are a few others that have gone through mergers and buyouts. The only two I can think of offhand that are still who they were 5 or 10 years ago are Estes and ABF.
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Thanks for the insight on that! When I worked at the textile mill in the early 2000's, I saw alot of SouthEastern freight trucks.
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Thanks for the insight on that! When I worked at the textile mill in the early 2000's, I saw alot of SouthEastern freight trucks.
Pretty much all the LTL carriers have partner deals to move freight outside of their normal area too. You could have it start out with Yellow and wind up having it delivered by Southeastern. We have some smaller p&d trucks now that do residential delivery or you can pick up from the terminals (and not have to pay the residential fee). Looks like blacksburg is right between the Greenville and Charlotte terminals.
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Good to know, thank you! I am approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte, and neighborhood of an hour from Greenville. Both are doable.
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I ended up going witb Fastenal 3PL. Jake got the rear suspension on a smaller pallet and lower weight than I guessed. So, cost went down. Only $210. I’m good with that.

I just got a call from Fastenal in Shelby, NC. The shipment is in!
As I go back to work tonight, I will pick it up Friday afternoon.
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Thanks for the update.

Earlier today, for no real reason other than seeing a YRC truck, I was wondering what had happened with this.
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Hi Wisconsin Joe!

You’re welcome! Tomorrow, I will get pictures when I get to the Fastenal terminal.
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Other than a problem with the Point Of Sale system hiccuping for using a credit card, I had no issues picking up the palletized rear suspension at my Local Fastenal. 10 minutes from the house. The pallet JUST fit between the rear wheel wells on my little truck. All good.







I will document inspection and disassembly of the rear suspension in another thread.
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