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Whats the most economic way to ship a large container from coast to coast?

Asked by rospoicha (1points) January 22nd, 2008

I have 4 10-gallon rectangular containers that I’m shipping from Portland, OR to NYC, NY. Additionally, I don’t yet have a shipping address, so if there’s a place I could ship to, then pick up in two weeks, it would fit my situation better.

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UPS and Fedex now both have freight divisions. they may be cheaper than commercial truck freight lines. often you can take these packages to a UPS or Fedex store and drop them off. Call first. Sometimes their freight operations have different pickup locations. you also may be able to ship these items to a UPS or Fedex store near the destination and for a small fee they may accept shipment on your behalf and hold the items. call the store first. this may be a store by store offered service. Lastly, your question implies that you are shipping a liquid. all carriers have special packaging and handling rules for liquids, even simple water. you may need to have a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to travel with the shipment. the supplier of the product must provide one if requested. Good luck.

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