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Old 12-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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shipping an engine/transmission

Finding the engine/transmission I need has been much harder than I anticipated, but I think I got a good deal. Problem is, it's 11 hours away (about 500 miles).

What method would you guys suggest to have it delivered?

It has all the components, ie: compressor, alternator, starter, etc., still attached. So, with the transmission I'm guessing it will weigh around 600 pounds, on a pallet.

I'm thinking a trucking company will be my best bet. Any idea how much this will cost? A lift gate will be required at pick up, but I have a loading dock for delivery. No rush, a week or two would be fine.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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You should google some freight or carrier companies within your city. It's one of those things where you'd probably need to call around for a quote.

http://www.quicktransportsolutions.c...evansville.php
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link mgb.

R and L was recommended to me because "their trucks have lift gates, and they don't charge very much for them".

They're closed on weekends, but I tried their online quote calculator and it looks like it will be around $300.

Someone else suggested trying uship.com.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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If it isn't already on pallets you can use Navis pack and ship as they handle everything from pickup to picking a freight forwarder. I had 2 pallets of body parts, rims, lights, and misc focus stuff from Texas to Virginia insured for 12k @ 775 dollars. It was well worth the few extra dollars to not have a hassle.
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