How To Ship A Xerox Machine — 3 Things To Avoid

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If you are shipping a printer or copy machine, be sure not to copy the three big mistakes a lot of people make. Although large and heavy, copy machines and printers are delicate instruments that can easily be damaged if they are not properly prepared for shipment, or if the wrong type of carrier is selected. In this article, we’ll take a look at three common mistakes people make when shipping a printer or Xerox machine, and how to do the job correctly.

xeroxMistake 1 — Not Removing the Ink Cartridges

Whether you are shipping your copy machine across town or across the country, removing the ink cartridges is extremely important, for both inkjet printers and laser printers. If cartridges are jostled in shipment or during handling, they can be damaged, or leak and cause damage to other components. Read More

How To Ship An Exercise Bicycle

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Shipping an Exercise Bike the Right Way

If you are looking for the best way to ship an exercise bicycle, this article provides detailed advice that will help you make sure your item gets to its destination in the same condition as when you shipped it.

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Our tips for how to ship an exercise bicycle are based on our decades of experience shipping these items and other heavy, awkward items. By the way, if you have questions about other hard-to-move items such as pianos, entertainment centers, heavy appliances, etc., check out our Transit Systems Blog. Our blog posts contain tons of information that will help you do the job correctly. Read More

What To Consider When Shipping Free Weights

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Best Shipping Free Weights Practices

If you have to ship free weights — weight plates, dumbbells, barbells, etc. — you may have a number of questions. In this article, we will provide answers! If you have questions about shipping other heavy, hard-to-handle items, please check out the Transit Systems Blog, where you will find a wealth of information on everything from pianos to refrigerators.

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Do free weights need to be palletized?

One of the top considerations when shipping free weights is whether to palletize them. Ultimately, the LTL (less-than-truckload) shipper you select for the job is in the best position to answer the question. Read More

Things To Consider When Moving Your Home Gym

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Tips for Shipping a Home Gym

shipping-home-gymIf you DON’T follow best practices for shipping a home gym, there’s good news and bad news.

The good news — you’ll get the best workout of your life.

The bad news — you’ll probably wind up having to replace a lot of your home gym equipment. Read More

How To Ship An Office Conference Table

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Most conference room tables are large and heavy, and depending on their design, they may be quite bulky as well. Tabletops may be fragile, especially granite or glass tops. For these reasons, conference room tables are rarely moved. However, if you’re relocating your office, you don’t want to leave your expensive conference room table behind. Read below to learn how to ship a large table while protecting your office furniture investment.

Furniture Shipping Services

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Transit Systems, Inc. (TSI) makes furniture shipping easy — whether you’re relocating across the street or across the country. Read More

What To Consider When Relocating Offices

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An office move is an experience that ranges from exciting to nightmarish, depending on how well you prepare. Relocating offices is an extraordinary event — and a challenge, in large part because the office manager and the rest of the staff usually don’t have much, if any, experience in handling the job. This leaves the door open for mistakes and oversights that can be mildly irritating or catastrophic. In this article, we’ll take a look at important bases to cover so your office move scores a home run.

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Preparing for a move really starts months in advance, when the on-staff project team (make sure you put someone in charge) selects the new location. Important items to consider: Read More

Best Practices For Shipping An Assembled Desk

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How to Ship an Assembled Desk: Better NOT Call Saul

Fans of the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, know what a cocobolo desk is. (Warning: Minor spoilers upcoming.) For the uninitiated, cocobolo is an outrageously expensive exotic wood from Central America. In Season 2, Saul whimsically asks for — and gets — a desk made of cocobolo when he joins a big law firm. Not much later, Saul gets himself fired but manages to keep the desk as a kind of going-away present.

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Now, Saul is a great charmer, a great lawyer and a great con man, but a horrible furniture mover. Read More

How To Ship Camping Gear

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Tips on How to Ship Camping Supplies

camping-gearOne of our most popular assignments is shipping camping gear. Camping enthusiasts love to camp away from home. When they travel long distances across the U.S. for a camping excursion, the big question is: What is the best way to get gear to the campsite? Here is a quick rundown on the options. Read More

How To Ship A Surfboard

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Tips on the Best Ways to Ship a Surfboard

If you like to surf the waves instead of surf the Internet, and if you like to “hang 10” instead of hang out, then there may come a time when you need to ship your surfboard.

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Although surfboards are light in weight, they are rather difficult to ship, since they are extremely large and irregularly shaped. In addition, surfboard fins — like any protruding part on an item — are particularly vulnerable to damage. To prevent your surfboard shipping damage, follow these tips. Read More

Best Ways To Ship An Assembled Bicycle

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A Few Tips for Assembled Bicycle Shipping

shipping-bikeIf you are trying to figure out the best ways to ship a bicycle, the first question on your mind is probably whether to ship an assembled bicycle or take it apart. For shipping on an LTL (less-than-truckload) carrier, there are pros and cons to taking your bicycle apart. Let’s look at the drawbacks of disassembling your bike: Read More

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