dchartt wrote:shipping depart. called me to setup delivery, which was 3 days later, they sub out their shipping to delivery companies, truck shows up to deliver and guy tells me he cant back into my driveway because anything past that he is responsible for, yep just what i wanted half ton stoker sitting on the main road in front of my house, Ben if your reading these are things customers need to know, that was friggin ridiculous, got my side by side and some rope and thankfully it was bolted to a heavy duty pallet and i pulled it up to my barn where i am installing it, thank god everything went smooth
It will also depend on the driver and company. Residential driveways are not usually suited for heavy trucks, there are too many unknowns. If the driver enters your driveway and the weight of the truck breaks a water line or collapses a drain pipe guess what, you go after the trucking company for damages even though they were just doing what you asked, and by “you” I am not referring to anyone here just the generic “you” and more specifically all the “you”s that caused trouble in the past that ruined it for “us.”
chevymatt wrote:Wow now you got me nervous. Mine was picked up today and is supposed to be delivered Monday. I have an 800' driveway and were supposed to get snow tomorrow. Did you call and talk to Ben about that B.S? I may not even be around because I work on powerlines and if we get hammered with snow i'll be at work. Should my 5month pregnant wife be responsible for dragging this $9000 anchor up the driveway. This wont fly
Maybe you can get the name and contact info of the shipping company. If the weather will create problems you can have delivery delayed a day or two. Maybe you want to pick it up at their terminal. You could ask about coming up your driveway and if they won’t can you sign a waiver releasing them of liability to come up the driveway? It never hurts to ask.