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Old 10-10-2020, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default What's up with Fastenal Blue Line freight?

Hi; Sold an engine and went to the Blue Line[Fastenal] site and found a post: "No longer taking shipments from Public at the stores!" Some Chinese Virus thing?
Also noticed the route maps were Regional, Not connected for transcontinental, as West Coast was separate from Mid-West ect. A learning experience here. Newc
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:43 PM   #2
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I tried several times to ship or get things shipped to Calif through fastenal.
They would only go as far as Reno.No inter Calif shipments.
I gave up and use Engineshippers.Com. They have hauled engines, seats, Columbia's, etc with no problems so far and about half what Yellow Freight, Con-Way, etc wanted.
I think they are a freight broker but each time the same company picks up and drops off.
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:48 PM   #3
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I use yellow freight, xpo logistics, etc. Fairly quick and inexpensive (relatively speaking). I've set up several shipments for myself and others.

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Old 10-11-2020, 12:37 AM   #4
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I don't know what happened to Fastenal. A year and a half ago, they would ship anything, anywhere and would ship to and from my area. But, 3 months ago, I sold a Zephyr OD trans, to a guy in San Diego.

My area is 80,000 people but, I would have to drive 90 miles, to a small town on the coast also, in OR and they wouldn't ship to SD but, only to LA Co.

Very, very strange logistics!!!

I wish I knew what was going on.
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:20 AM   #5
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They want business accounts only now days. I don't think that's a very good business model but then what do I know?
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:30 AM   #6
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I got a 49 ford cab shipped to Louisiana with Fastenal and was told that was the last shipping I could get from them. Businesses only!
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Old 10-11-2020, 01:07 PM   #7
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Bean Counters????
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:18 PM   #8
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Most likely.
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:23 PM   #9
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Yep; We just used Yellow/Readyway to ship a flathead, Oregon to Georgia for just under $300. the local Fastenal said bring it by, but they were going to broker it anyway. Looks like Yellow is now our answer, or some other common carrier. Newc

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Old 10-11-2020, 03:44 PM   #10
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October - I used Fastenal to get an engine mid-california to portland, that in September when they reopened. Good people, great price ($165)
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:03 PM   #11
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I just shipped a '35 truck fender from MI to FL( 70lbs) and on pallet for $175 with Fastenal. Dropped off @ Fastenal in Midland, MI on Friday the 2nd of Oct and got to Milberry, FL on Thursday the 8th. Was very pleased.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:04 AM   #12
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Lightbulb Ask A Friend Who Has A Commercial Acvount

Fastenal Commercial Customers get preferred consideration with shipping availability.

You might know someone or know someone that knows someone - that has a Fastenal Commercial Account 🧐


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Old 10-14-2020, 10:30 AM   #13
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Default Re: What's up with Fastenal Blue Line freight?

I called them over the summer and they said they weren't doing outside freight due to covid, but they anticipated it going back to normal at some point. Maybe this is their way of baby stepping back into public freight?
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:34 PM   #14
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Still; I don't think that Fastenal is transcontinental. They seem to show regional routes only on their web site. Newc
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:55 PM   #15
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Still; I don't think that Fastenal is transcontinental. They seem to show regional routes only on their web site. Newc
Okay! Fordbarn doesn’t control Fastenal. Call Fastenal
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:47 AM   #16
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Okay! Fordbarn doesn’t control Fastenal. Call Fastenal
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