WHAT TRUCK FREIGHT ENTAILS: The
best rate for truck freight shipping is to have you pick it up at
the local freight terminal or commercial drop point. A
residential delivery is usually $50 to $60 more than a business
delivery, and, a lift gate (which drops the goods off at ground
level), is another $80 to $100 in additional fees. Inside
delivery is an additional cost on top of that.
Know someone with a truck? Can you have a dolly or hand cart on
hand? If you can mobilize a couple of strong bodies, you might
be able to save $50 to as much as $120 or so on your freight costs.
Call for your freight on any of our truck freight
ABOUT RECEIVING TRUCK FREIGHT ITEMS: Do
not sign for anything until you have inspected your unit.
You have spent good money on this, and it was shipped in good
condition. If you don't inspect it, and open the unit at home
and find 'hidden damage', there is no recourse for a truck freight
claim. All claims for damage MUST be made at the time of receipt of
the unit! Note any damage on the bill of lading before signing
off--it's a relatively easy process to get a new unit or replacement
parts if you do so. But not if you don't inspect it!
Also, don't refuse an obviously damaged unit. You will still
be charged for it, as we will also be by our suppliers.
Freight damage is very rare (FORTUNATELY!), but proper documentation
and reporting of any damage will expedite the claims process.