What is involved with a common carrier truck delivery?
If you need to have equipment shipped by common carrier, there are several important details to take into consideration. If you would like Capital Vending to make the arrangements, we will need all of the following information to get a quote from a freight broker:
- The full delivery addresses
- If there is a loading dock or forklift at the delivery address. If not, a truck with a liftgate will be required
- Name of contact person and phone number at the location.
- The type of location such as residential, commercial, a farm, military related, construction site, etc.
- All special factors effecting delivery
If you have the ability to have the machine picked up from the local terminal rather than delivered to the final location, this will reduce the shipping cost and offer more flexibility. If this is possible, we will need to know the name of the shipping companies that have terminals near you for the quote.
The carrier will not bring the machine inside your location. You will need to have your own equipment to move it or pay an extra fee to move it inside your location.
The common carrier should call before delivering the machine.
When the shipment arrives, never sign the bill of lading until you have fully inspected the machine for any damage. This is very important as you are responsible to make the claim with the freight company.
If you work with a freight broker, you are free to make your own shipping arrangements. Our address for pick up is Capital Vending at 13581 Konterra Dr Laurel, MD 20707. Capital Vending’s dock hours are from 8:00am – 3:00pm EST.