"Shippng a crate with artwork to my galley in the US"
shipping from Toronto, Ontario, Canada San Francisco, California for $531.00
I am a Canadian artist based in Toronto. Occasionally I need to ship my large scale oil paintings, framed, to my dealer in SF. I built this crate that was 88"x60"x16" to put 6 large painting inside.
Through Uship I was able to accept a bid from Jones LTL who are brokers for several carriers. The carrier in this case was YRC inc. The driver who picked up the crate was very experienced, he was able to back up and maneuver the tractor trailer right up to the loading dock, a feat of precision that I admired. He also helped me with moving the crate that was at least 200 lbs and had to be verticle at al times. The b/l was ready and everything went smooth. Later I was happy to be able tho track the shipment through www.yrc.com and follow my painting's journey to SF. I heard from my gallery in SF that the carrier was very helpful in getting the crate off the truck and into the galley and that all the paintings arrived in good order. I was very pleased with this transaction!