70hp outboard delivery on a pallet - who to use

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70hp outboard delivery on a pallet - who to use

Post by Crackoff » Tue Feb 11 2020 22:35

I may have a 70hp outboard on a pallet that I may need delivering to somewhere around the country.

What company is the best to use?

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Post by Mike J » Wed Feb 12 2020 08:30

I presume you know when they come new they are shipped upright?

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Re: 70hp outboard delivery on a pallet - who to use

Post by Duncan Holmes » Wed Feb 12 2020 08:44

Crackoff wrote: ↑
I may have a 70hp outboard on a pallet that I may need delivering to somewhere around the country.

What company is the best to use?

Cheers guys

Grant
Hi Grant

Unless you are paying for a dedicated vehicle, the pallet is likely to go through a hub system. We don't send much from the office anymore, but we used to send out dozens of pallets a day through the Pallettrack network which was reliable.

http://www.pallet-trackgo.com/

Whoever you use make sure its well packaged as it will likely end up being loaded unloaded a few times and check the insurance value per kg.
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Re: 70hp outboard delivery on a pallet - who to use

Post by Stewlaws » Wed Feb 12 2020 08:55

Pallet network is ok but we send a large volume and at times we claim against damages, seeing how the hubs work they are pushing huge volumes against timelines..... Not a pretty sight but effective, I would hazard sending it dedicated Grant for peace of mind to seller/buyer

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Post by Crackoff » Wed Feb 12 2020 12:59

Mike J wrote: ↑
I presume you know when they come new they are shipped upright?

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Thats fine Mike but I haven't got the original packaging so it will have to go on its side and as it's a two stroke there won't be any petrol or oil in the sump as a fore stroke.

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Post by Crackoff » Wed Feb 12 2020 13:27

Duncan and Stew when you say send it dedicated do you mean with DHL or someone like that?

I was thinking of sending it like this.

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Post by Stewlaws » Wed Feb 12 2020 20:12

Lots of small couriers will send it on a dedicated van ....rather than a network, it's for you and the buyer to reconcile the cost, we use the network but as mentioned it can be problematic with heavy handedness, we use dedicated vehicles for valued items but network for the lower value loads ...

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Post by Crackoff » Wed Feb 12 2020 22:07

Stewlaws wrote: ↑
Lots of small couriers will send it on a dedicated van ....rather than a network, it's for you and the buyer to reconcile the cost, we use the network but as mentioned it can be problematic with heavy handedness, we use dedicated vehicles for valued items but network for the lower value loads ...
Thanks Stew :thumbs:
Have you got a link'y to the dedicated couriers or is it best to look local :scratch:

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Post by Carlperkins » Wed Feb 12 2020 22:28

Where too.
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Post by Stewlaws » Wed Feb 12 2020 22:30

Ring local to you Grant, shop around, the medium size companies will often throw runs together in an area to run the price keen, a one man band doesn't have the network to compete, or look for a company the buyers end who will only be too willing to backhaul, effectively the cream for any couriers/logistics company

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Post by Carlperkins » Wed Feb 12 2020 22:43

Or someone with a company vehicle and free fuel 🀫
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Post by Crackoff » Thu Feb 13 2020 00:30

Carlperkins wrote: ↑
Where too.
I might be able to beat any quote πŸ‘
PM :wink:

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