If you choose to pick your poles personally, construct a carrying device on your vehicle to hold approximately three hundred pounds. Wisconsin state law allows for three feet overhang of loads ahead of the vehicle and unlimited behind the vehicle. Cargo must have a 12" x 12" red flag if extended more than 3 feet during daylight hours. A red light must designate the end of your cargo after dark.
Most customers request the poles be carried via freight trucks F.O.B which permits them to pay the freight bills when they receive the poles. Though we do get a great discount from our local trucking depot, the truck drivers are not always careful with our poles, likely because of the weight and cumbersome shape of the packages we send out. At times damage to the poles does occur in transit. It is rare, but it does happen. This is why whenever possible, we opt to personally deliver our sets of poles. We try to accumulate several customer orders in a certain area, then plan a delivery trip. We charge less than the commercial trucking companies and our seasoned drivers ensure that the poles will arrive to you undamaged and on time. Personal delivery saves the customer dollars on shipping and gives us peace of mind that your new poles will arrive in the same condition as when they left our yard. Through the commercial truck lines, poles over 27' long are extremely expensive to ship (often over $2,000 per set). Whenever we are able, we either deliver these over-sized poles ourselves, or have the customer pick them up. In addition, we also offer shipping deals on delivery for orders of 100 or more poles.
The trailers vary in price depending on the features on the trailer. Some haul a single set of poles (18) and others haul up to 100 poles. Some have a storage box mounted for the canvas and other gear. The average trailer would be in the $1,200 -$1,700 range. Please call for prices on a trailer to fit your needs.