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  • #22631

    John Lafakis
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    Hi there, new to the forum.  I’m looking to ship a Kart from the NW part of the country, to the Chicago area.  Does anyone know any reputable shippers or have somewhere I can go to look for shipping?  I’ve done an online search but I get a solid number, so far all I found is $400+ to have it shipped.  It seems a bit much, even for a kart, I have shipped full size cars for almost the same price and distance.  I’m currently going on sites like Freight Center for shipping rates.

    Thanks for any help.

    #22642

    tony zambos
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    John,

    I live in the western suburbs of Chicago. Suggest that you start by contacting these Chicago area kart shops, L.A.D Specialties at http://www.ladspec.com/   or Viking at    http://www.vikingkartingproducts.com/.  Dave Larson had a kart shipping service but could not find a web site.  I can PM you his phone number if you wish to contact him.

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #22651

    John Lafakis
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    I would appreciate his number if you can get it to me, thank you for the help!!

    JL

    #22653

    Alan Michel
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    I used uship.com with great results.

    It’s an auction site, like ebay, shippers will bid on your product.

    I shipped you for aprox $300,  1500 miles.    Door to door, insured, all in one piece.

    good luck

    #22655

    John Lafakis
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    Thank you guys for the help!

    #22659

    tony zambos
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    John, check your PM’s

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #22736

    Richard Kirlin
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    John, I sent u pm.

    #22775

    Jeff Salak
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    #22776

    tony zambos
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    Thanks Jeff.  I’ll bookmark that address before Dave gets annoyed with me.  When I tried doing a search, all I come up with were the tags that were available from Stapels.

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #22941

    tony zambos
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    John,
    since this topic reoccurs periodically, would you mind sharing the solution that worked for you?

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #22946

    John Lafakis
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    I called the number you gave me for the guy in Antioch (Dave), and he was of great help.  He was able to find me a reasonable rate, around $220 from CA.  I also called Viking and LAD as you recommended and they were  a big help as well.

    Thank you for the info!

    #23003

    tony zambos
    Participant

    John,
    Thanks for the update.

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #23118

    russ Jolly
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    I had a kart shipped out to illinois by roadrunner. Came fast. I didnt pay for the shipping though so I cant tell u much else. Kart arrived in perfect condition though

    #23128

    Mike Bray
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    I’ve heard more than one person say they used Fastenal and were very pleased with the rates.  https://www.fastenal.com/web/en/22/third-party-logistics-%283pl%29

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