Saved by the wood delivering Neighbor....
He has agreed to take a trip down in his dump truck... It will hold 5 tons... Sweet.
He is charging me just a delivery charge or 125 for the trip. This works out to $160 a ton. Just so you all know a Big tandem 20 ton truck rents for 65 an hour + 50 cents a mile. So the above trip would cost 50 bucks for the mileage and 4 hours time(no one works less than half day) or 260. For a total of 310 for the delivery fee. 985 bucks for five ton or 197 a ton. This would be cheaper than the 205 noted above. Yeah, it's a waste to use such a big truck for such a small load but it would still be cheaper. I suggest to anyone looking for coal to call a local business that has trucks, like a landscaper, mason, or as in my case a wood guy. They will likely cut you coal bill way down. Especially if you don't need it delivered in the special truck.
One thing to add.... When asked when I needed it done by I said any time in the next few weeks. So he is just fitting it into his schedule on a rain day or when he has time.