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Examples of Past Airport Barricade Shipping Quotes

Friday, November 14, 2014 By: admin

Below are examples of shipping quotes I have given my customers in the past for various quantities of airport barricades going to various destinations.  The first half is the Eastern part of the US, the second half is the Western part of the US.  Look for a quantity similar to yours as well as a destination close by to get an idea of what freight will cost on these.  These quotes don’t include lights or flags, so that adds a bit extra.

And as always, contact us and we will get you a full, exact estimate ASAP if you need one.

Past Airport Barricade Freight Quotes:

(14) Units to North Little Rock, AR 72114 = $278

(70) Units to Broken Arrow, OK 74012 = $825

(4)  Units to Morganfield, KY 42437 = $160

(80) Units to North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 = $755

(38) Units to La Vista, NE 68128 = $485

(200) Units to Trenton, NJ 08601 = $1575

(49) Units to Jefferson, GA 49091 = $545

(88) Units to Mesa, AZ 85209 = $730

(21) Units to San Leandro, CA 94578 = $265

(50) Units to Albuquerque, NM 87109 = $625

(64) Units to El Paso, TX 79925 = $600

(320) Units to Klamath Falls, OR 97601 = $2400

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What Specs Do I Need for My Airport Barricades?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 By: admin

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A lot of times when customers call to get a quote from us on airport barricades, they do not know the exact specs they need for those barricades.  In this case I am talking about the reflective sheeting requirements (Engineer Grade or Hi Intensity? Sheeting on one side or both sides?) as well as the lights and flags required.

The most common spec I have seen for airport barricade projects is hi intensity sheeting on both sides of the barricade, two red solar 360 degree airport lights on each barricade, and one orange flag on one end of the barricade.  This is probably 75% of my orders.

I wouldn’t go so far as to assume that’s what you need, but it’s a good place to start.  If you are unsure of the specs you need suggest this spec to the project engineer and see what they respond with.  It’s also important to note these barricade I am talking about are 10″ high and 96″ long.

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The Most Bang For Your Buck – Traffic Safety Products

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 By: admin

frugal-moneyWhen it comes to traffic safety, most are looking for a high quality product with a great price.  In fact price is very important, some would even say ‘price is king’ in this industry.  In this post I will give you some tips on how/where to find the best price for a quality traffic safety product.

The first step is to find a brand or manufacturer that makes a product to the standards you expect.  This way you don’t end up with a product that only lasts a few months, then you have to replace it costing you more money in the long run.

Once you find that brand you are satisfied with it’s time to do some searches online.  The internet is really a buyer’s market – meaning it’s a great place to buy but not necessarily sell since competition is high.  If you are looking for traffic cones, traffic signs or any product that is considered one of the more popular traffic safety items, check out Amazon and eBay first.  This is especially true if you only need a few units.

amazonNow compare the prices to companies you find by ‘Googling’ the product name.  It’s important to note that most companies will not give you a shipping quote up front because they are custom quotes, so don’t be afraid to call up and ask for a full quote including tax, shipping etc.  If your product can’t be found on Amazon or eBay (read: airport barricades) get 4 or 5 different quotes from the top results you find from simply ‘Googling’.

For example, you want a Guardian brand Jersey Barrier.  Searching ‘guardian jersey barrier’ will give you a bunch of different online retailers.  Contact them for a full quote including shipping, tax and lead time.

It’s important for the larger items such as barricades to get a supplier that is relatively close to you.  If you live in New Jersey shipping 10 jersey barriers from the west coast is going to cost an arm and a leg.  Try to find a supplier that ships their product from the east coast.  This will also help cut down the lead time because shipping across the US can easily take 7 business days.

localNow if you notice shipping is 20% or more of the total price of the products you are buying, it’s time to look locally.  You should be able to find a brick and mortar traffic safety supplier within 45 minutes of you.  Do some local searches by typing in ‘guardian jersey barrier (your city)’ and see what you find.  Lots of times these brick and mortar stores charge an arm and a leg compared to the online retailers, but it’s worth a shot.

So a quick recap – start with Amazon and eBay for the small popular stuff.  Move on to Google but be specific with the brand you want – get 4 or 5 full quotes from there.  Then search on Google for a brick and mortar store that’s driving distance.  Evaluate all your prices and pick the lowest one!

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What are Airport Barricades?

Friday, July 26, 2013 By: admin

airport barricadeI decided to answer the question ‘What are airport barricades?’ because I know the frustration that comes with a boss coming up and asking you to purchase something that you know nothing about.  First comes the Google search, which may not actually come up with any sort of definition of the product but just a picture of it.  Ok, so now you need to know what that orange and white striping is.  And is this even the right size?

No need to worry, I will break down what airport barricades are for you here.  First let’s start off with the different names.  The technical name is airport barricade but it can be called airport barrier or 10 x 96 barrier or even low profile airport barricade.  The size of the barricades can be either 10″ x 96″ or 24″ x 96″.  There are some that are 8″ tall but they are less common.  The 10 x 96 is your most common barrier.

Once you know the size, you will want to find out if reflective sheeting is needed.  The orange and white stripes are the reflective sheeting.  The grade of sheeting is almost always Hi Intensity, and not only do you need it for just about every project but you need it on both sides of the barricade as well.

Now to move onto the lights, you are going to need red solar 360 degree airport lights.  Most are FAA approved but check with your vendor (ours are).  Also if you are getting the lights from a different source (or you are told the lights have already been purchased) make sure the lights will fit the airport barricade.  Since the lights screw in, you need to know the diameter and height of the screw-hole as well as the threading on the light.

The last part is the flags.  These are not always necessary I have lots of customers purchase these barricades without the flags but some projects require them.  Do you need 1 or 2 flags per barricade?  Does the barricade have the holes for the flags?  All questions you need to find out.  A typical airport flag is 18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ and is all orange.  It has a dowel (the part of the flag you hold) which is usually wood.

And that’s about it.  If you stumbled upon this page and were wondering what their function is, they are usually used on airport runways that are under construction and the lights/flags/reflective sheeting help delineate the runway so airplanes can see where the runway is at all times.

We sell all of these products, you can find the airport barricades, flags and lights on my website at

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Airport Barricade Requirements

Friday, May 17, 2013 By: admin

Airport BarricadeWhen it comes to airport projects, the wording in the requirements can be quite tricky.  This is especially true when you don’t know anything about airport barricades.  It’s going to be a toss up whether they want to call the screw in airport lights flashers, barricade lights, solar beacons and are they going to tell you the number required per barricade?

A lot of the times you need to really read into the requirements to see all the airport barricade needs.  And we want to offer you help.  If you have trouble understanding the requirements go ahead and give us a call at (413) 281-6393.  We should be able to help.