steevesj wrote:I am looking for a truck loan (22 tons ) of bagged pea to Willsboro, NY to use in our new Keystoker Kaa2 this winter. I am an hour south of Montreal and across Lake Champlain from Vermont. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
If you live outside of the NEPA area, shipping is a problem now and it's only going to get worse. All the old time coal yards have been converted into other uses. Most of them received their deliveries by rail, particularly if they were several hundred miles from the coal mines
The cost of shipping can equal the cost of coal. The only way to significantly reduce that cost is to rebuild those coal yards and their sidings.
Until then a buyer has to be creative if he is able to receive a truckload. Why pay the dealer markup if you can handle a truckload?
I would start by looking at what industries in your area ship product through NEPA on a flatbed trailer. Some to look at are milled lumber, steel fabricators, tank manufacturers, masonry (brick, cut stone, modular concrete items) mfgs, and anyone that ships heavy bagged materials like landscaping materials. I am sure there are other products as well. Call the guy who runs the shipping dept.
Also look at what products Canada ships to us. Isn't there alot of Canadian hay that crosses the boarder?
Most of these trucks would welcome a backhaul and the rates are highly negotiable. Get yourself a forklift off Craigslist for $1,000-$2,000. When you need to get rid of it, it will probably scrap out for the lower amount.