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Old 02-09-2021, 09:08 PM
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I have a large crate of glass stuff to ship cross-country and am curious if anyone here has a shipper they could recommend. It's going Maine to CA, residence to residence. I've got freightquote.com as a back up.

Another question- insurance for the above: Should I rely on the shipper's coverage or can I source it better elsewhere?

One more- freight classifications. Near as I can tell, for my bowls and plates and such it's density based and should be somewhere in the mid- 100s. Anyone knowledgeable about that?
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Old 02-11-2021, 12:52 AM
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Check out Uship.com heard about it here, used it a few times for equipment with good results.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:12 AM
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Don't rely on shippers coverage. Pack it better than you think possible and then get outside insurance. Shippers coverage is usually by the lb.
I remember one time at Baltimore where the shipper left Michael Nourot's display crate standing on one end.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:39 PM
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Thanks.
Ended up with freightquote and Estes, their own insurance. I built the crate and it's packed like a masonry house of excr...
In all the years of packing for UPS, I've not had a claim denied. I come from a packing culture.
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Old 02-12-2021, 08:41 AM
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I certainly have liked working with Estes. The only other local carrier is Old Dominion and that has been a poor experience for me.

Trying to get fair market value is a weird experience in damages. Your approach is best. Pack for nuclear war.
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:37 PM
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Here is how the US Government and the National Park Services pack art for shipping and other things.


https://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/mhi/chap6.pdf
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:23 PM
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Print that out and keep it at your bedside. Read 2 pages and you will have no problem falling asleep.
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