Common questions about our freight policy to get your shipments safe and sound.
Lift gate service and freight policy: A full-size tractor-trailer must safely park at your curb and will not be able to park on a busy road or highway. Your road cannot be a private driveway, cul-de-sac, dead end or unpaved. The carrier will not pull into your driveway, nor back down your street.
We estimate, but cannot guarantee, that freight shipments may take up to 14 days for delivery due to carrier delays. If you are tracking your order on the carrier's website, ignore any estimated delivery dates as these are often incorrect. If the carrier considers your address to be rural, it could take an additional week for delivery depending on how often they deliver in your area.
The carrier will call to make an appointment, usually at least a day in advance. They deliver during regular business hours. Please make sure to provide the best phone number to reach you when placing your order to prevent your order from being delayed or returned to us.
Once the carrier arrives you will be responsible for unloading the freight if there is no loading dock. If you cannot unload, liftgate delivery is available for $34.00. With liftgate, the carrier will either assist with hand offloading or employ the use of a traditional hydraulic lift. You will still be responsible for moving the freight from the curbside to your shop or garage once it is off the truck. There is an option to add liftgate service if you place your order online.
You may also choose to pick up your freight from the carrier's local service center. They will load it onto your vehicle. Please make sure your vehicle is capable of handling the weight and bring plenty of tie downs to properly secure the load.
It is extremely important that you write any box damage, no matter how minor, on the delivery receipt in case we need to replace the machine. This includes any dents, scuffs, tears, holes or if the original packaging appears to have been modified. It is also vital to verify the number of boxes received and write any shortages on the delivery receipt. If there is anything damaged, missing and/or repackaged make sure to take photos and keep all packaging in case it needs to be shipped back. You will also need to call us to report the damage and we will work to resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.