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Who Are The Main Competitors To UPS And Fedex

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That would ship an package lets say 18" x 18" x 15 feet long weighing approximately 180lbs to a residential location. The driver would be responsible of taking the package off the truck and dropping it off onto customer's driveway. UPS will not take the item off the truck it'll be the responsibility of the homeowner. Fedex will but got a quote of $672.00 for just a 30 mile radius--Too expensive for me!
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Try DHL
That would ship an package lets say 18" x 18" x 15 feet long weighing approximately 180lbs to a residential location. The driver would be responsible of taking the package off the truck and dropping it off onto customer's driveway. UPS will not take the item off the truck it'll be the responsibility of the homeowner. Fedex will but got a quote of $672.00 for just a 30 mile radius--Too expensive for me!
Sounds like you need a freight company, or someone that close, call some movers. Much cheaper, and they'll bring it right inside.
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I haven't used them, but take a look at Transit Systems Inc.
30 miles? Do you have a local Two Men and a Truck franchise? They specialize is small moves for apartment folks and small deliveries for those without trucks. Speaking of which, don't you have a truck and a trailer and can charge the customer a delivery fee for your gas and time?
For a package that large(length), you are paying more for truck space than for weight. But $672 sounds bit pricey. Look thru the yellow pages for shippers.
Freight company for something that size. If it's close, then go with movers - try craigslist if it's not something super important. A lot of people with a truck/trailer looking for $40 for 45 minutes worth of work.
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Thanks for the info.
45 minutes won't cover loading/unloading and driving 30 miles. 40 bucks wont get my truck and trailer far.
Freight company for something that size. If it's close, then go with movers - try craigslist if it's not something super important. A lot of people with a truck/trailer looking for $40 for 45 minutes worth of work.
A lot of guys might do it for $150 or so though. Much cheaper than the quote he got.
45 minutes won't cover loading/unloading and driving 30 miles. 40 bucks wont get my truck and trailer far.
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