Shipping made simpler.
By utilizing UPS Ground, wood crates holding products up to 60 x 20 (for example) can be delivered without freight charges.
After many negotiations, we have secured a US 48 state flat rate shipping price.
This reduced our ground shipping rates drastically.
The former UPS Freight, now T Force Freight, is continuing to deliver our larger gable vents.
After reassigning the wood crates to deliver as side loads, this price too was reduced.
Now a flat rate US 48 state applies to freight also.
If there are questions of your order going freight or ground, call us 901.281.2887
Ground shipments need nothing more on your part.
Freight may, though.
Crates going freight need to go to a commercial address with roads that are 18 wheeler truck friendly.
Some areas of the US may be flagged as residential even if other trucks travel roads in the area.
This is because entering some roads may not be ideal or extremely time consuming.
Remember, trucks cannot turn around in a small area.
They do not enter driveways (only parking and business entrances).
1 lane roads are a strong "No".
As well as low lying power lines.
If your delivery is flagged for "Residential" for any of these reasons, we will contact you to pick up at your nearest hub to prevent "Residential Delivery Charges". Most hubs are within 30 minutes to an hour of the delivery location.
All products are cleaned and wrapped in a low friction plastic.
This protects from the constant vibrations of the trucks during shipping.
Products are then locked in place with a 4 mil plastic and stapled to the crate.
This is to prevent slippage while drivers toss the crates and drop them.
Using wooden boxes instead of cardboard just ensures the drivers stepping on the box, the product will survive.
Unfortunately, these crates are still not invinsible to forklifts also known as "weapons of mass destruction".
From here, they are measured, weighed and labeled.
The side of the crate will have the order number marked for easier warehousing.
Box size varies with product size as does the packaging style.
Once delivered, phillips bit is needed to open the crate. Remove entire top.
Cut or pull plastic back and remove product gently.