Shipping of Compressors, Air Dryers and Other Large Equipment
Air Compressors, Air Dryers, Air Tanks and other heavy items ship freight. As the receiver you should do the following to protect yourself from having to deal with any potential freight claims. The quick check list will help you receive your air compressor, air dryer or other air treatment equipment in good condition or how to refuse it shipment so that the factory can file a damage claim with the freight carrier.
Always make sure that you inspect your equipment prior to signing the bill of lading from the freight carrier company. If you sign the bill of lading, you now own it as it is…that is how feight works. We will not be able to do anything for you if the shipment is signed for and you claim damage later.
Here are a few things that you can do to protect yourself –
- An adult is require to be at the location for the entire delivery appointment as inspection & signature are required.
- Before you sign for delivery inspect the packaging for damage.
- Most equipment comes on a pallet so you will need to have either a forklift, pallet jack unless you specified list gate service.
- Damaging to the packaging should be noted on the BOL as “Box/Packaging Damaged”, take pictures and describe the damage on the BOL.
- If the equipment is damaged beyond repair, refuse delivery and have it sent back to the manufacturer.
- Count the items listed on the BOL vs. what was actually delivered, make sure they match.
Freight companies do not work for the manufacturer, us or you and have full discretion when it comes to damage claims. Do all of us a favor and INSPECT!
Alaska & Hawaii
Free Shipping does not apply to these states, sorry. Due to the cost to ship to both AK & HI we will need to quote the shipping cost prior to your order being confirmed.
International Shipments for Freight will be done to a US Freight Forwarder. We will not ship equipment. Note that unfortunately Guam, PR and other territories are considered International in this case.