[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [BKARTS] shipping presses



David,

There seems to be no rhyme or reason to shipping cost. There are many factors
to consider when it comes to price. First you have tp find a trucker that can
carry your equipment the entire distance without transferring it somewhere
along the line. Next you have to find one that ships LTL (less than a
truckload.) Then you have to comparison shop for the best price. Finally and
the most important is opening an account. This may prove to be difficult if
you are not a regular shipper. The thing that makes an account important is
discount. Shippers that have accounts get a discount that ranges anywhere
from 45% -70% depending on the volume they ship. If you have the good fortune
to have a friend in a business that do shipping on a regular basis, you might
want to inquire into their having an account wth an LTL shipper that runs
from Up-state NY to Victoria, BC and their willingness to help you.  The
right freight company with the right discount can do the job quite
economically.

When I was in the supply business and had accounts with numerous freight
companies, I got at least three prices from each company serving the area I
was shipping to and from. There prices seem to vary according to their
workload.

Good luck,

Ed

             ***********************************************
            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>

        Archive maintained and suppported by Conservation OnLine
                    <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu>
             ***********************************************


[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]