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Old 08-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #61
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There were 3 on our trailer, still cost me $3300.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #62
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There were 3 on our trailer, still cost me $3300.

Perhaps because you are farther away than Goshen, Indiana? I saw somewhere it's based on miles.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:12 PM   #63
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I guess we will have to find out on Monday. If its 3000,we will have no choice but to go and get it
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:24 PM   #64
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I guess we will have to find out on Monday. If its 3000,we will have no choice but to go and get it
I just tried to call because the website said open on Saturdays between May and September, but they were closed.

I think Bob's costs may have been higher because he is farther away from Chilliwack than is Goshen, In. His profile said Massachusetts.

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The cost for delivery is calculated per mile and the rate is determined by how many trailers we are able to schedule at the same time.
But then, the site said they were open today, too...
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:48 PM   #65
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I suspect she means the total delivery cost is the same per delivery, regardless of how many are on there (ie, total cost is $3000 Canadian). And if yours is the only on there then you bear the entire cost but if there are 2 or 3 on there then you split the cost
This makes sense. The carrier is essentially handling the load as one shipment to the furthest location, priced according to just the distance.

The cost of trucking like this is usually simply a fee per unit of distance times the trip length - such as $1/mile for 3000 miles is $3000. If you're on the other side of the continent, your cost will be accordingly higher. Share it with someone and your cost each might be the same as a shorter trip solo.

The trucker still needs to drive back. In some cases that means an extra charge for the unloaded part of the trip; in this case Escape's carrier takes a separate load of cargo from Indiana back to B.C., so I don't think that's a factor.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #66
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I believe that there is a set cost per trailer to Goshen as the truck is making a weekly trip there to pick up supplies. As to "home delivery," there is a discount depending on how many trailers are on the truck.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #67
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I believe that there is a set cost per trailer to Goshen as the truck is making a weekly trip there to pick up supplies. As to "home delivery," there is a discount depending on how many trailers are on the truck.
Well, that would explain why so many different scenarios have come up. I intend to call Monday and get the straight of it.

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Old 08-15-2015, 07:22 PM   #68
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I believe that there is a set cost per trailer to Goshen as the truck is making a weekly trip there to pick up supplies. As to "home delivery," there is a discount depending on how many trailers are on the truck.
That still sounds odd. What if they only have one trailer to send east?
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That still sounds odd. What if they only have one trailer to send east?
I'm not sure I understand the question. You mean just one trailer on just one truck? If so, poor guy pays the whole bill, or waits for another trailer going east.
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Normally, Tammy has tried to "bunch" the trailers to the same part of the country. So, she would not put three trailers on, one going to New York, one going to New Mexico and one to North Carolina. It would work if you had one going to Ohio, one to South Carolina and one to Florida. To get the discount, you need to be flexible on delivery date to make this work. In our case, we got the price from Tammy and decided to "spend that money" on ourselves for the trip of a life time.
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