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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.

    • #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
      Participant

      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
      Participant

      Thank you guys for the help!

    • #22659
      tony zambos
      Participant

      John, check your PM’s

      LAD Specialties customer / 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 customer / 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 customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #22946
      John Lafakis
      Participant

      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 customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #23118
      russ Jolly
      Participant

      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
      Participant

      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

    • #22642
      tony zambos
      Participant

      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 customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

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