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Our 42 x 72 Guardian Jersey Barrier that ships from California is popular on the West Coast because of it’s central location to many of those customers.  However, freight is still important, and if you don’t have time to wait look below for past examples of freight rates for various quantities and destinations.  As always email us at sales@trans-supply.com for an exact quote!

California Barrier 100lb Past Shipping Quotes:

(2)   Barriers to Irvine, CA 92614    =   $122

(2)   Barriers to Berkeley, CA 94703 =  $199

(4)   Barriers to Shafter, CA 93263  =  $180

(10)  Barriers to Hayward, CA 94545 = $499

(46)  Barriers to Banks, OR 97106   =  $1900

 

Side Notes:

Rates are always assuming you are shipping to a commercial location with a loading dock/forklift.  Churches, residences, schools, apartment complexes, colleges are considered ‘limited access’ by freight companies and they cost extra.  If you don’t have access to a forklift but someone is around to help you unload the truck, there are no extra charges.  If you want the truck driver to unload the pallet this is called a ‘lift gate’ delivery and costs an extra $75.  As always, you can contact us for an exact quote at sales@trans-supply.com.

 

Our 42 x 72 Guardsafe Barrier that ships from Pennsylvania is popular with our East Coast customers.  When waiting for a shipping quote isn’t an option (it can take a few hours to get a shipping rate) check out our past quotes below to get an idea of what it will cost.  If you need an exact cost email us with the quantity needed and zip code at sales@trans-supply.com.  We will email you back a formal quote ASAP.

Past Quotes, 100lb Barriers From PA:

(3)  Barriers to Lugoff, SC 29078 = $281
(5)  Barriers to New Hyde Park, NY 11042 = $442
(10) Barriers to New Hyde Park, NY 11042 = $554
(12) Barriers to New York, NY 11222 = $515
(25) Barriers to Howell, NJ 07731 = $441
(25) Barriers to King of Prussia, PA 19406 = $459
(52) Barriers to Orlando, FL 32827 = $2,950

How to Read This?

The best way to read this is to find a quote that shipped near you, and then adjust based on quantity.  So let’s say we are in Middleton, NJ and we need (15) barriers.  It cost $441 to get (25) barriers to Howell, NJ (per the above past quotes) and Middleton is a little bit further away.  Assuming it will be about 65% of the price at $286 should be fairly close.  Need an exact quote?  No problem, send us an email at sales@trans-supply.com.

Extra Notes:

Notice how going right into Manhattan or really anywhere that’s a concrete jungle can add 25-30% to the shipping cost?  This is due to tolls, and how hard it can be for trucks to navigate and deliver in those areas.  So please remember this when estimating your freight cost.  Another note is that forklifts and/or loading docks are always suggested for shipments as these will come on pallets.  We can do a ‘lift gate’ delivery (drivers lowers barriers to the ground for you per their equipment) but this costs an additional $75.

Overnighting ShipmentsIf you have recently tried to overnight something that’s anywhere from 5 to 10lbs you would have realized the prices have really skyrocketed over the years.  I have customers that want to overnight something ‘whatever the cost’ but I always make sure they know what that cost is, because typically when they hear it they decide to go another route.

For example, shipping a box of 10 barricade lights (a heavier version than a standard light, but still not a huge difference) overnight from Illinois to California was just quoted to me at $450.  Yes, that’s almost $500 for 10 lights.

Some other examples – 5 solar barricade lights overnight-ed from California to Texas was $115.  16 lights from Texas to Montana was $244 and 5 small airport lights from California to Oklahoma was $99.

Now once we get into products that are a little less ‘box friendly’ with bigger dimensions and awkward shapes things start to really spike up in price.  How about 8 stack-able ultra panels (without bases) going from California to North Carolina for $378 at 3rd Day Select?  Keep in mind that’s not overnight, or 2 day, that’s a 3 day shipment for $378.  And I had one customer request a quote on a type 3 plastic barricade 72″ wide, just 1 was $250 to overnight from CA to Louisiana.

So please keep this in mind when you want to get something overnight-ed.  Always get the quote first before you tell them to ship as it gets very expensive very fast!  We would be happy to get a quote for you.

Being Safe In The New Year

Thursday, January 2, 2014 By: admin

Safety in the New YearHappy New Year!  I hope everyone gets a great start to their year and has some goals for 2014, I know I do.  I want to talk about the simple things we can all do (drivers, road workers etc) to make 2014 a year where we have the least traffic fatalities possible.  Drivers can vow to put their cell phone down – this means calling, texting, using the phone’s GPS (get a real one they are way better) let’s put a stop to all of this.  Not only is it illegal in most states, it can be just as distracting as drinking and driving.  This leads me to my next point.  Drivers, let’s not even have one drink before we get behind the wheel.  A sober driver needs to be COMPLETELY sober.

Now I think we could also help improve the safety of the roads with road crews being as upfront as possible about the safety situation on the road.  We want to make sure contractors and road improvement companies doing work on public roads are not cutting any corners in terms of worn equipment or a lack of traffic safety equipment.  And the traffic safety suppliers should vow to only sell quality products that will last a long time, no junk that will break apart after a month or two.

Happy New Year and remember drive safely!

 

paulwalkerThere is no doubt the way Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died is a tragic story.  I think we all have tested the limits of our cars to some extent within that first year of getting our license, and it’s hard for me to believe similar crashes like this haven’t happened more often in my small hometown.  Whether you personally drove the car, or you were a silent occupant too nervous to tell your friend to slow down or stop racing another car due to social pressure, we have all seen it.  Incredibly stupid and reckless, I’ve had friends actually hit traffic drums while trying to get as close as possible without hitting them, simply for the amusement of those in the car.

I’ve had friends race each other, and all other typical machismo type behavior that happens as a male at 16 and a half years old in a small town with not much to do (although I am sure it happens in any size town or city).  I just saw a video from back in 2011 where Walker said he has gone 185 mph on a highway before as his fastest speed.  No he wasn’t the driver in this accident but that’s beside the point.  What I’m trying to say is this could have been any of us.  And it’s time we figure out how to get through to the younger generation that is just now getting their license that pulling these sorts of stunts is extremely dangerous to themselves and to others, and it’s not the ‘cool thing to do’.

This may mean talking about it more in our traffic safety courses.  This may mean harsher punishments for reckless driving.  What do you think it should mean?  What’s our best bet against fighting this?