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    Default Shipping estimation help?

    Hi all,
    I'm looking to have a Fadal 4020 shipped from the Bay area in CA to Oklahoma City, OK. I've got a handle on rigging costs on both ends, but not sure what to expect for trucking.

    Does anyone have experience with current LTL rates?

    Thanks, Cole

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    Three to five bucks a loaded mile will get it most of the time.

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    $3/mi is going to stimg, I'm afraid $5 may kill it.

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    I have no idea how heavy and how much bed space one of those takes but I got a quote last week for a lathe 1700 miles, 6000 lbs, 1.25 a mile. a whole truck flatbed rate isn't over 3.25 a mile, unless its going into the total boon docks. maybe coming out of california jumps the price

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    I have gotten online quotes from freight monster, and other places that do not have a bunch of bad reviews always check several sites for reviews, also have used local freight brokers, the prices all seem to be about the same except there is almost always a few hundred dollars extra on the bill for some reason or another.

    National Flatbed Rates - DAT
    of course if it needs a drop deck then that price jumps a bunch

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    I've had some luck piggy backing on trips of other machine manufacturers. How close is it Haas for instance? Machines are headed West every day.

    Otherwise-- you'd be surprised how far some of the riggers travel-- I had a piece brought up from FL when a Pedowitz driver was returning to the Chicago area(to pick up another Mazak for delivery.

    Past that, there are a handful of brokers with flatbed specialties. I just took 10' of tarped flatbed from near Baltimore, MA to Mid-Indiana for $1,250. My piece road in along with a coil headed to St. Louis.

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    Bay Area to OKC is not a bad lane, unless it's oversize 2-3 bucks a mile is about right. Flat bed freight is kinda slow surprised if you had trouble finding a ride. At 2 bucks you may have to wait for the right situation to come up.

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    Honestly prices are all over the place right now. That being said, you should be able to get it hauled for $3 or less. The main challenge is finding a truck where your LTL load fits within the rest of the driver's load.

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    Thanks guys! I'm on travel for work but I'll follow up when I can. This would be my first VMC and I'm pretty stoked about the possibilities.

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    Prices must have went crazy. I had a machine admittedly half the weight and 50% of the blueprint hauled coast to coast for $1250 around 2005 and I believe gas prices were about the same. That would have been 50 cents a mile. In 2010 I did the same thing and took up half the inside of a 45 foot long semi trailer and it was $2600. That was Riverside Ca to Petersburg Virginia, 2600-2700 miles depending on route. You guys are talking prices a whole trailer would have went for to haul a 1/3 of a trailer.

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    I have a Mazak QTN-200 lathe on a truck right now from Los Angeles to just south of Chicago (1990 miles) for $1400. About $.70 a mile... I'm assuming there's room for something else on the truck.

    The truck was booked through a broker that was recommended by the machine tool dealer, allways

    They sent a step deck, loaded the machine on the tail, and with the control to the passenger side of the truck all as I requested. The dealer said it was all wrapped and tarped like it should be. Hopefully it shows up in one piece, but I don't have any reason to doubt that it will..

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    Got some calls out today. Looks like $1000-$1500 to get it on the truck, $2200 to get it to me, then whatever I decide to use to unload it.

    Not as bad as I thought!

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    Call Kim at I.M.O.K. Freight, 937.322.1917. She understands machinery moving. The two loads she moved for me in the past 6 months were about $1.25/mile for 1/2 of a flat bed air ride trailer, fully tarped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
    Got some calls out today. Looks like $1000-$1500 to get it on the truck, $2200 to get it to me, then whatever I decide to use to unload it.

    Not as bad as I thought!

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    That sounds more than reasonable.

    Just don't use American Riggers out of CA, they are a bunch of crooks.

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    Ended using Kennedy Transport for the rigging. They charged $2000 to get the machine back to their shop, would have been $1500 if they could load it directly to a truck.

    Transport to OKC was done by Mort at Satellite Specialized Transport, $2650 to arrive on an air-ride step-deck. The machine was a little bigger than I initially told them and I forgot to mention the coolant tank, oops.

    All in all, I'd not hesitate to use these folks again. The machine arrived on time and in pristine condition.

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