Greg Smith Equipment spends millions each year with freight companies. We receive the best possible discount from our freight carriers and extend those low freight rates to our customers.
All products purchased from a Greg Smith Equipment location may be picked up at the most convenient location (if in stock), OR the product may be shipped via UPS or via a LTL truck carrier. The customer is responsible for the freight costs unless otherwise stated.
When you purchase a product (that needs to be shipped) from Greg Smith Equipment, our sales people will quote the freight cost to your zip code. Some freight carriers have additional charges for residential delivery, power tail gate, or "call ahead" notification. Our customers will be informed of the total freight charges BEFORE the entire invoice is completed.
Greg Smith Equipment extends our huge freight discount to our customers. When our customer makes the purchase, there are two separate line items on the invoice. The customer is charged for the product on one line and separately for the freight on another line. Greg Smith Equipment pays the commercial carrier for the freight with money collected from our customer. This method is defined as FOB Origin, Freight Prepaid & Add.
This item will be shipped by common carrier to a BUSINESS ADDRESS in the USA (lower 48 states). Free Freight Is ONLY to a BUSINESS ADDRESS in the USA (lower 48 states). A BUSINESS ADDRESS is defined as a delivery address on which there is no residential dwelling. Some small businesses are located on the same property as the owner's home. These businesses would be classified as a RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. A FARM/RANCH would be considered a RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. Limited access facilities (EG: schools, municipalities, county highway garages, storage facilities, military bases, prisons, etc.) will be subject to a delivery surcharge. Rule of thumb about limited access facilities: If the driver must call ahead or pass through a security checkpoint to access the delivery area, then that delivery point will be classified a limited access facility. A freight surcharge will apply. If you cannot locate a TRUE BUSINESS FACILITY that can receive your product, then please call us BEFORE you place your bid to find out what will be the additional cost of the freight surcharge. Greg Smith Equipment will make every effort to keep the additional RESIDENTIAL (and other non-business delivery addresses) surcharges to a minimum. These freight surcharges are dictated by the LTL shipping carrier and CANNOT "be waived" by Greg Smith Equipment. Please do NOT ASK for (or expect) FREIGHT if you cannot provide a "BONAFIDE" business location for delivery. Your product will arrive in an enclosed truck. It is the customer's responsibility to provide enough space for a 53 foot tractor/trailer to access the business facility AND the customer is responsible for unloading the product. Freight does not apply to an address (whether business or residential) to where a freight truck cannot access. Due to the Weight of Items that are frieght shipped a forklift (or something similar) is required to unload it. The SHIPPING is valid ONLY to a legitimate business address (not a home business address) that maintains normal business hours. There may be a truck freight terminal in your area that can receive the product and help load the product in your truck if you do not have a business address or the ability to offload the product.