DePippo79 wrote:Got a lead on this place. Supposedly they got coal by rail. Any Ma. members know them? Matt
I'm a happy customer of Medway Oil. They bought Barney Coal located in Milford which is located on a rail line but I think they get most or all coal by truck these days. The coal business has changed and a rail car load of one size is overkill in this area. Prices seem pretty average for the area.
For many sizes (say rice) they only handle bagged coal but it doesn't cost much more than any bulk dealer that delivers in the area. No delivery charges in my area. Their bagged coal is Reading which seems decent quality.
They have the best delivery setup for pallets I've seen. A super fork lift that parks on the back of their truck. The lift is high wheeled and can get almost anyplace. It can get a pallet just into my garage, after that they even help me move it with my hand pallet jack!
No other bagged outfit I can find will do anything other than drop pallets at the end of my driveway.
For bulk coal, Cranston Coal in Cranston, RI serves a fairly large area. Good for bulk coal. They carry bagged also but taking it off the truck is your problem. (no pallet jack or lift on their truck). The have free bulk delivery over a fairly large area (well into MA) and a long shoot (15'?) that can dump into a bin or entrance 5' high provided no trees or wires block the dump truck.