How does freight shipping work?
My dad was thinking of renting a U-Haul truck somewhere on the way there (as close to grandma's house as possible) for 3 days. It would have a dual purpose, first for the move from grandma's old house to her new place, and then using it to bring back the machine all the way back to Montreal. I estimate it would ride 800-1000km, which is $400-500 in mileage ($0.49 per km) plus $60 for the days, not to mention the maybe $200 in extra gas. So we'd be at nearly $1000 after taxes. It would be nice to have it for the move but definitely not a necessity.
I was wondering if there was a way to get some freight service to ship it instead for a couple hundred bucks. Is there any kind of all-inclusive service that can go to her house, box it up or load it up on a pallet, and then ship it here? The only problem I foresee is that it's a rather remote area. The city is Sainte-Marguerite-Marie, in Quebec.
Cheers, would appreciate any suggestion