I've used the High Value division of S&M a half dozen times: http://smmoving.com/electronics-transportation/
I'd rather pay more for shipping than pay for expensive, time
consuming (and wasteful) packing. Air ride moving vans are what make
this work. Even with FedEx that last leg of the journey to your
loading dock is likely in a van with spring suspension with your boxes
getting rattled around. I've used climate controlled vans but it's
about $1/mile extra and is probably not necessary unless you are
shipping in the middle of summer. Contact me offlist if you have
questions or want details.
On Dec 13, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Grant, Tyra wrote:
> We're evaluating options for transporting a collection of opera
> recordings (5,000 78s and 1,500 LPs) from New York to Kansas.
> 1) Can anyone recommend transport companies that might be
> qualified to do this job?
> 2) What special transport requirements might we consider
> specifying, such as temperature controls for example?
> 3) I've never arranged to transport recordings so any other
> advice would be most welcomed.
> Thanks in advance,
> Tyra Grant
> Digital and electronic media preservation officer
> University of Kansas Libraries
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