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More Shipping Estimating – Jersey and Airport Barriers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 By: admin

jersey barrierThis post is dedicated to estimating shipping costs on barriers which include jersey barriers, water fill able barricades and airport barricades as they all ship in the same class (class 250 – different classes have different costs).  In other posts I focused on cost per unit when determining average cost to ship to a particular region.

Because unit weights vary across barrier products (19lb airport barricade versus 130lb jersey barrier) I think it will make more sense to calculate cost based on price per pound.  I will also separate it out based on where they are shipping from.  This first post will be about barriers I have that ship out of Utah.

Airport BarricadeSo first off here are the products I have that ship out of Utah: LCD Jersey Barrier, 10 x 96 Airport Barricade and the 24 x 96 Airport Barricade.  Below are the averages I have found going back to the beginning of 2012.  As you can see the prices can vary a lot and this seems to be due to volume.  You are going to get a much better rate per pound shipping 13,000 lbs versus 200 lbs.


West Coast

$645 for 1,381 lbs to WA = 46 cents per lb

$167 for 267lbs going to AZ = 62 cents per lb

$253 for 384lbs going to MT = 65 cents per lb

$2180 for 4710lbs going to MT = 46 cents per lb

Average: 54 cents per lb


East Coast

$8244 for 13,200 lbs to NY = 62 cents per lb

$418 for 420 lbs going to NY = 99 cents per lb

$1016 for 1300lbs going to MD = 78 cents per lb

$245 for 203lbs going to ME = $1.20 per lb

Average: 90 cents per lb



$1020 for 1500lbs going to LA = 60 cents per lb

$1000 for 1500lbs gong to LA = 66 cents per lb

$310 for 500lbs going to AR = 62 cents per lb

$725 for 1100 lbs going to GA = 65 cents per lb

Average: 63 cents per lb



$437 for 1048lbs going to NE = 42 cents per lb

$945 for 1376lbs going to MI = 68 cents per lb

$1600 for 1954lbs going to MI = 81 cents per lb

Average: 63 cents per lb


If you need any help finding out how many pounds your shipment is or understanding this mini guide give Brandon a call at (413) 281-6393.

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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.

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Orange / White Airport Barriers

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 By: admin

This post is for those of you who traveled over the holidays and noticed the orange and white airport barricades on the runway and wondered what their purpose was.  Most likely they had one or two red lights that were blinking on them, and possibly a flag or two.  These are used almost exclusively on airports that are under construction.

They are to warn pilots that the runways in under construction  and the lights make them easier to be seen.  The short height and long width make them perfect for being placed right down the runway.  You won’t typically see them on working runways though it can happen.

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Airport Barricade Features

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 By: admin

This blog post is dedicated to understanding the different features/options that are available with an airport barricade.  There are four important decisions you need to make: height of the barricade, reflective sheeting, lights and flags.  A typical airport barricade is 10 x 96″ but there are also 24″ x 96″ models.

Reflective sheeting is the orange/white stripes on a barricade that give the unit more visibility.  You can typically get barricades with sheeting on one side, two sides, or you can choose to have no sheeting at all.  Most projects require sheeting on both sides.

Now for lights, these are typically red, solar powered and 360 degrees.  They screw in the top of the airport barricade, and the project will call for one of two per unit.  180 degree lights can also fit on these, but it does depend on the model so always double check with the seller.

Flags are typically 18″ x 18″ or 20″ x 20″ and a solid orange color.  Most barricades have one or two holders for flags.  That’s the basics when it comes to these, but if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.