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shipping from Big Pine Key, Florida Huntington, New York for $2,190.00

2/23/2007
$2,190.00
Big Pine Key, Florida
Huntington, New York
1458 mi.

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I shipped a boat from Florida Keys to Long Island New York.My service provider JonMar had a reasonable price for shipping the boat and had the proper Insurance and track record. Unfortunately for me the day before he was to come and pickup my boat he was returning from Missouri and was parked in a truck stop to get some sleep when a semi backed over his trailer and truck virtually putting him out of business.He called to say he would get another trucker to haul my boat. What a experience that became.The new shipper ran into delays in Kentucky due to the tornado .Then more delays due to the fires in Florida.Suffice to say I was upset and since this shipper was not great about communicating this to me I got delivery 2 1/2 weeks late.The original shipper JonMar was good in that he called me at every turn to let me know as much as he was able to get from this subcontractor. I thought the calmity of events was out of jonMar's control and I can not fault him for this.He said he had used the subcontractor before with good results.So I would use JonMar again in the future.

- James F.