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Fastenal offers reasonable nationwide parts shipping hauling transport large & small

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trulyvintage, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    makes sense. if you have the room and are running anyways, you mine as well try to load a truck.
    thanks for posting this up.
     
  2. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    Thanks Jim - I have a lot of large parts I will be selling - axles engines, transmissions etc. so that is worth checking out especially coming from a professional transporter....
     
  3. wdglide
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    Used fastenal a few times. Can't beat the price and so far just as quick as FedEx. I tell everybody I can about them.
     
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  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    I have used Fastenal and it works well.
     
  5. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Been posted here a few times already.
     
  6. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    yes it has....in fact I'm receiving a motor shipped with them today. $65 from Amarillo,TX to the Houston area. Would have cost me 4 times that to drive out there and pick it up myself.
     
  7. Well ...

    With #2 diesel at $4.13 a gallon average nationwide today ...

    Any leads on shipping sure can help ...




    Jim
     
  8. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    I'll be damned - I had no idea they shipped! Now I will be thinking a lot harder about buying heavy-ass parts (rear axles, motors, etc.) far from home. And selling them.
    Thank you!
     
  9. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    I just picked up my Model A motor I had shipped with Fastenal....safe and sound and only $65.
     
  10. boogeracng
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    from Eureka,MO

    Posted here several times in the past when this topic has come up.....I've used them at least 25 times in the past years (both ways...coming and going), and I will continue to use them for large/heavy/bulky items.

    There are a couple of things to remember if you choose to use their service.....

    1) Sheet metal and fiberglass are a NO NO for them, UNLESS it's CRATED and cushioned/protected. They have had a TON of claims for pieces shipped with a label stuck on it and NO crate or packaging. CRATE AND PACKAGE IT for your protection and the protection of the sender. I can see a time that they will say "NO MORE, you hot rodders are costing us money with your fenders and doors"...........I've already experienced this with some 'glass Willys stuff, until I convinced the sender to crate it....I paid him to do it.

    2) Make sure for HEAVY items (engines) that both the sending store and the receiving store have forklift service available for loading and unloading.

    3) Understand going in, your parcel is NOT a priority. They are attempting to fill one of their trucks making a FASTENAL store run for inventory re supply or a special order for one of their industrial account customers, and they will include your parcel if there is room/to help fill the truck. Your shipping cost helps offset their cost to operate their business. They are offering you a service to help them reduce their operations costs. This said, your parcel may not be ready for pickup at the destination in 2-3 days....might take as long as a week, depending on the space available. I've NEVER had anything take more than 5 business days, from St. Louis to anywhere in the lower 48.

    4) Make sure both the sender and the receiver know this is NOT a delivery to your house or business.....it's deliver to the local store for departure and pick up from the store upon arrival.

    No, I don't own stock in Fastenal, I'm just a fan of their service and the AAAAA number one service I've received from my local guy and Tonya (rate quoter in the home office). My local store manager knew nothing of this service until I started using them. He called corporate, got the low down from the "3rd Party Logistics Coordinator" (Tonya) and everything has been flawless since then.
     
  11. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
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    If you can't sell Chinese nuts and bolts ...
    Creative use of their shipping infer structure
     
  12. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
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    Just got a quote from them from Mami Fl. to Monroe,N.C to pick up a pump for me and saved me 35 mile drive to a truck terminal in the big city of Charolette N.C. And it was cheaper than the other freight guys and picked up at my local Fastenal store
     
  13. KeithDyer
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 193

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    I have been using this service for several items lately. Blocks, trans, heads, and such. Got to be clean and dry. Plenty good service if you not in a big hurry to get your parts.

    Take care, K
     
  14. ArtGeco
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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    from Miami

    Just sent this (OT) motor from Miami FL, to Richmond VA.
    took 6 business days, it weighed about 220 lbs, and cost $125.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Interesting to know!
     
  16. DadsBlueFord
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
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    from Hayden, ID

    I tried to get a shipping quote for a shoebox door from NY to ID. They won't even quote it for car panels:

    "Thank you for the opportunity to quote. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Association, Fastenal is licensed to haul Durable Goods, Tools and Fasteners. Fastenal does not haul exterior Automotive items due to potential cosmetic claims. We are unable to quote this shipment."

    Trying to find out if they'd quote it if it's crated.
     
  17. boogeracng
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    from Eureka,MO

    Post #11....CRATE IT and PROTECT IT with cushioning and packaging. Cardboard or old carpet and duct tape won't get it. If your parts are important enough to send or receive, do it right.

    Unless as I predicted, Fastenal has closed the door because of claims for damage.
     
  18. DadsBlueFord
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    from Hayden, ID

    Yeah, got it. Just passing on what they told me.
     
  19. nhmikel
    Joined: Jun 29, 2012
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    from NH

    I may need a pkg pick up (cab) just northeast of Dallas TX
    can we piggy back to NH/NY area to make it cheaper?
     
  20. nhmikel
    Joined: Jun 29, 2012
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    from NH

    Just got off the phone with Fastenal and waiting on the quote...
    Make sure your crating is entirely covered and protected.
    We do not want to lose this service...IMHO
     
  21. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    I had to buy some bolts today and the Fasenal I went to had never heard of this. In fact, they laughed and cracked jokes about how crazy it would be.:confused:

    So, does each store decide if they'll ship stuff? Is it regional? Is my Fastenal out of the loop?
     
  22. wdglide
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    They out of the loop. When you ship just contact 3PL on their website. They will contact the involved stores
     
  23. tfeverfred
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    Ahhh........ so you have to set it up first. Then, 3PL will contact the store. Makes sense.
     
  24. wdglide
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    Manager probably knows about it. They get some kind of bonus/benefit when they do these. Make sure the store has a forklift.
     
  25. tfeverfred
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    It was the manager who laughed!:D They've probably never done it before or have forgotten about the bulletin, or both.
     
  26. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    just tell them to check thier own website
     
  27. tfeverfred
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    I didn't need to ship anything, I just happened to need some bolts and thought I'd ask. But next time I drop in, I'll clue them in.
     
  28. Just bought some Lincoln brakes with Buick finned drums and they were shipped with fastenal. Was easy and cheap, saved a bunch in shipping because of the weight. It only took a couple of days from Washington to nor cal


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  29. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
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    Sent a inquiry to 3PL regarding the availability of this service in Canada.

    Didn't even receive a reply back. :confused:

    Canuck
     

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