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moving from new england to midwest


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Old 07-13-2017, 11:01:48 PM
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anybody know of a trucking company that can drop off a 40ft trailer
to my old place in southern new england, leave it for a week so i can load it
then haul it to the midwest st louis area, then leave it for a week so i can unload it?

my stuff is too heavy for a ryder or uhaul non cdl truck

looked at ABF but way too much $ for just a 20ft box
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:45:40 PM
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

I doubt you will have much luck. With a real company with insurance and qualified personnel, anyway. How little are you willing to pay to have your stuff hauled 1200 miles and then have the equipment sit for a week?
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:05:53 PM
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

Be careful with fly by night operations. Things somehow disappear between your house and the destination.
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:01:59 PM
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

Company called PODS works like ABF, you might call them and get a price. Never used them, just seen their advertisements.
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

I had a similar situation except I moved from MA to NC. All my large and medium engines I moved myself with my large gooseneck trailer and F350. The 30 or so smaller engines plus some machine tools and the mountains of "stuff" I acquired over the years got hauled by ABF with the U-Pack system. You are right, they are expensive. But all of the PODS type companies were no cheaper either. ABF dropped off the empty trailers on time, I put my lock on them and the trailers were picked up promptly and then delivered to my new location on schedule. No complaints with their service. I looked around for quite a while and got several quotes from other moving and storage companies before settling on ABF. Might not be the best choice for you but for me their service was excellent. Would strongly suggest you thoroughly check out whomever you decide to haul your goods. Make sure they are professional and insured. Nothing worse than having that truck drive out of sight with your stuff never to be seen again.
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Unless you dealt with a regular freight company with a bunch of trailers just setting around doing nothing, I doubt you will find anyone that will let a trailer set for 3 weeks yep, 3 weeks, one on each end and a few days transport. That is a bunch of trips for them local and a few long distance trips.

Possible you could lease a trailer and truck from someone one way and find a person with a CDL to drive it. Someone like this. https://www.pensketruckrental.com/co...y-duty-trucks/
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

Pods are just that, pods, only good for household stuff, and not secure imho. Are you needing a 40 ft box, or flat bed? If its heavy stuff you probably need a flat bed, box trailers are a bit iffy when it comes to securing the heavy stuff. Any chance you can speed up the loading/unloading? It might hep.

I'm planning out my big move (escape) for next summer, plan is to prep everything for quick loading, then I head to Nv. A week or 2 later truck arrives at Tx shop, friend loads it all in an afternoon, and truck heads west, day or 2 later I unload it.

Where are you moving to?
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

i already have a 20 ft shipping box at old house that i was gonna sell
maybe get a 40ft box sell the 20ft and have it shipped to new place(u ship?)
can never have too much storage lol

most of my important stuff i already moved with my truck and trailer
5 trips in my old truck and trailer, wore out suspension on trailer, rebuilding now
1 more trip in the beast to get my tractor and tow behind air compressor

whats left is machine tools(lathe,drill presses,valve grinding machines, and asst tooling and stock), auto/truck/tractor parts(heavy and bulky), my generator collection(heavy), and boxes of asst stuff(bulky) and a 3 motorcycles

will ask around if any of my friends have cdl(a) for truck and trailer rental
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Couple years ago my my brother bought a 40 ft container and loaded it full of stuff, had a hotshot driver pick it up and head for AZ. Trucker made it to tx border and got shut down for not having right license/permits for hauling a container, brother had to get another driver, transfer the container, etc. Not sure of all the details, but it cost him a lot more than he was planning. Make sure your hauler knows what he is doing!
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^ Yup fly by night guys. A friend of a friend bought a 57 Chevy in the eastern states to ship it here. He contracted a guy with a dualie and trailer on the web. The car was picked up but never seen again.
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Default Re: moving from new england to midwest

Hi,
Hide an electronic tracking device (LOJACK) in whatever you put your stuff in. That way you have a pretty good idea where your stuff is at any time. Just my 2˘.
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