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Shipping axles

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by 964doortahoe, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. 964doortahoe

    964doortahoe Newbie

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    I live in Austin, Tx and have reacently purcahced 2 axles in the Washington DC area. The best deal I've been able to find to get the axles shipped is $430 from Yellow Trucking. This seems pretty expensive, does anybody know a better way? Please help!
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Good luck ... those axles probably weigh 500 pounds or likely more depending on what you got ...

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
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  3. lt1yj

    lt1yj 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard people quote low prices using Forwardair. I'm not sure if it's the right spelling. Only negative is that the person that's shipping it needs to drop it off at a decent size airport and they might not be willing to.

    I found that Overnite is cheaper than Yellow Freight by 20-30% so you might give them a try.

    If you haven't done it yet, set up an account with Yellow Feight or Overnite and ask them for a discount. 40-50% is not unreasonable to ask for. 2 axles for $450 from DC is about right with a decent discount from Yellow Freight though.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. 964doortahoe

    964doortahoe Newbie

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    Thankyou for your help, I found a company thats going to do it for $250.
     
  5. lt1yj

    lt1yj 1/2 ton status

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    Would you mind telling me which company?

    I ship heavy stuff occasionally and am always interested in saving money.
     
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    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Hello Fellow Austin'er... look us up sometime... we're making a RUN to the Slab in February..
    Actually my wife and I live in Round Rock..
    What company did you find to ship the axles for such a good price?

    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     

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