Day 0: Phone for a price; written confirmation and terms emailed.
Day 1: FedEx truck scheduled for pickup at your convenience; bill of lading and other paperwork emailed or faxed to you.
2 & 3: FedEx picks up and delivers shipment.
Locations west of the Rockies, Canada or Mexico
add a day or two.
We use FedEx Trade Networks to broker your shipment across the border.
Day 4: Contents weighed and inspected.
Day 6: You receive the check in the mail.
Day 7: Slack day, just in case.
The four buckets below are arranged symmetrically,
each 75% full. The lids are hammered shut.
The buckets have been strapped and shrink wrapped around, (the belt and suspenders theory);
The buckets have been covered with plywood and strapped across both ways; dimensions 2 and 3.
so strapping doesn’t slip off
A FedEx shipment is loaded and unloaded several times before it gets to its final destination, It goes through 2 to 4 different terminals along the way, fork-lifted on and off different trailers each time.
Shipping less than full places less stress on your containers.
No steel drum is UN rated to carry 3000 pounds of scrap carbide.
A full 55 gallon drum on a pallet is top heavy.
This box is your pallet from a bird’s eye view.
The black dot is your pallet’s center of gravity.
If the center ever goes outside the box, your pallet rolls over.A tip of the cap to Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers, for this explanation.