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Old May 18th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Looking in to ship an engine from PA to WA. i have never done anything like this before so i am looking for advice on shipping companies, insurance, and tips from people who have done this. Thanks board.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Forward Air, Terminal to Terminal has very reasonable rates on motor freight. You need it on a pallet and wrap it up with pallet wrap material.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 01:48 PM
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I have also recently looked into this and several others have suggested using Fastenal.


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There may be better options, but a used tire works well if the engine still has an oil pan on it. You can then ratchet strap it to a pallet.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 02:16 PM
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I have also recently looked into this and several others have suggested using Fastenal.


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Shipped a palletized motor from Phoenix to Virginia for less than $300 with Fastenal. The only catch is that it ships from store to store. If that's not an issue it doesn't get any cheaper than that.
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FWIW, I had a front axle shipped from FL to OR via Fastenal.

They sucked. Told me they couldn't unload at my local store because they didn't have a forklift, so I drove and hour and a half to another store and they didn't have a forklift either. Could never get updates on when it would arrive, never called me back (corporate or the store) and they didn't even call me when it arrived.

But they were cheap & it wasn't damaged.

Edit: Fastenal distribution centre is in Seattle, which is good for you.
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I sent an engine via www.engineshipping.com years ago, worked well and was inexpensive.
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FWIW, I had a front axle shipped from FL to OR via Fastenal.

They sucked. Told me they couldn't unload at my local store because they didn't have a forklift, so I drove and hour and a half to another store and they didn't have a forklift either. Could never get updates on when it would arrive, never called me back (corporate or the store) and they didn't even call me when it arrived.

But they were cheap & it wasn't damaged.

Edit: Fastenal distribution centre is in Seattle, which is good for you.
I called the drop off and pickup store ahead of time to insure they had a forklift. I didn't want to run from store to store or have the recipient have to do the same.
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Looks like fastenal is a couple hundred bucks cheaperthan all the other outfits. Thanks guys, you saved me some!
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I called the drop off and pickup store ahead of time to insure they had a forklift. I didn't want to run from store to store or have the recipient have to do the same.
X2. Thats the "catch" with Fastenal. You can call the central # on the logistics page of the website and they can advise where the closest is with a fork lift.
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Yeah, I have a Fastenal here in town 2 miles away.
They said if I brought a motor on a pallet it would be no problem.


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Old May 30th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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PSA: I have a pallet coming in from sw Colorado via Fastenal, after filling out the forms and getting a quote. Yesterday they called and said that the stores in the central western areas ship/receive freight vis common carrier, not company trucks and they would ship my pallet via the common carrier and eat the additional fees.
Now I get to pack a motor and ship out to Ga.....
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When I tried to use Fastenal to ship from Colorado they said no because they were having to use common carriers as heir trucks were full. So I went with freight quote and UPS ground did the actual trucking.
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That's what Doug said. Got a quote today for 1k lb pallet to Ga...$115.00. Really not too bad, but I did beat them up a little.
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I've shipped numerous items via fastenal. Tracking and customer service is for sure a hassle but they do get it there complete and undamaged. Also as a sidenote, Fastenal 3PL told me they will most likely never be able to ship anything into California as those trucks don't have any extra room and they can't ship a chassis.
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Just received my engine using fastenal. it was 150 bucks from PA to WA. very good price, terrible communication, sent to the wrong store and had to drive out of my way, greenhorn forklift operator hit the tailgate with the tip of his forks. I would use them again though.
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