I recently bought five wire wheels and hubs from a seller in Northridge, Los Angeles. I would like to get the items to Sweetgrass Montana, then I will drive to Sweetgrass from Alberta to import them into Canada.
Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated. Restoring a '26 Canadian made Tudor, and it needs new shoes!
Try fastenall they have stores all over the place and will ship the items for much less than conventional carriers
Fastnall saves a place on each truck for one pallet. You will need the seller to pallet and shrink wrap the wheels and get them to a Fastnall store. It used to be a flat $60 to any Fastnall store in the US. No promises on when. Once it gets to the receiving store, they will call you and you come down and pick them up.
Also a good time to pick up some nuts and bolts and small parts storage trays and bins. It's a neat store to walk around in.
Another option is Greyhound. Any ticket office to any ticket office. No pallet. Just shipping info on the loose tires or wheels and they go out on the next bus with room available. Again, no promise on time as it is depndant on space in the lugggage bins on each bus. But I think you can track it on it's route. And, once it's at the arrival station, you go pick them up. Very reasonable and a good way for unusual shaped or large items and UPS and FedEx won't touch. I've used both systems and pleased with both.
Normally Fastenal & Greyhound would be good options, but not in your case as I believe you will be meeting someone in Sweetgrass to pick them up. I have been to Sweetgrass 10 times at least over the years. The only things there are the duty-free store, a bar & a storage place. Not even any paved roads.LOL
I may be able to help, I have a customer trying to work a deal on a vehicle that I would be transporting it to Sweetgrass. I will also be in southern California twice in March delivering customers vehicles. Send me an email with your information & I will be glad to let you know if the deal goes through!
Bill's Auto Works
Fastenal as members have suggested
The nearest Fastenal to Sweetgrass, Mt is 240 miles round trip. Perhaps you would like to pay for his time & fuel Jarzabek?
Sounds like a Pony Express stop.