ASSURING
SAFE & EFFICIENT
TRANSPORT.

LINETEC TRUCKING

Linetec operates our own fleet of trucks, with distribution points and regular pick-up and delivery routes strategically covering much of the U.S.
As the nation’s largest independent architectural finisher and contract hauler, we assure your material is safely and efficiently transported.

Convenience


You no longer need to spend time finding and scheduling a contracted hauler to make the delivery.

Reliability


With Linetec in control of the truck and schedule, we can better ensure that material will be picked up and delivered on time and on schedule to your facility and ours. Using experienced drivers, we also ensure material is properly loaded to protect against damage.

cost


Freight costs are more economical for partial loads when customers are effectively able to share a truck with other customers in the area.

LINETEC TRUCKING OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Depending on the frequency and urgency of your deliveries, we can provide several options:

  • Linetec Managed Trucking, Regular Route – For our customers with weekly deliveries and pick-ups, we arrange for transportation via a Linetec truck or an outsourced carrier.
  • Linetec Managed Trucking, Dedicated Run – For customers that have truckload quantities of material moving either one, or both directions (inbound and outbound), Linetec arranges a dedicated truck.
  • Customer Managed Trucking – For customers that prefer to make their own arrangements with carrier of their choice, via common carrier (LTL) or exclusive carrier (truckload material).

LINETEC inbound trucking guidelines

Linetec Inbound Trucking Guidelines. The following inbound guidelines have been established to better serve customers who utilize Linetec trucks in transporting their material for finishing.

Your Linetec Inside Sales Representative must be notified of any request for a Linetec pick-up via fax or e-mail of a completed Linetec Inbound Form.

Linetec will notify the customer of any obvious visible damage to bundles, skids or boxes that may be related to transfer or
freight process.

If questionable damage is identified during processing, the customer will be notified as soon as possible. It is the responsibility
of Linetec personnel to determine if the material should continue in the process or be held for customer determination.

Download Inbound Request Form (pdf)

TO FAX NOTIFICATIONS

Paint Finishing FAX:
(715) 843-4107 or (800) 236-2589

Anodize Finishing FAX:
(715) 843-4778

Pick-up notifications must be faxed or e-mailed no later than:

  • Milwaukee area customers4:00 pm Thursday, the week of scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Chicago area customers – 12:00 pm Tuesday, the week of scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Lower Michigan, Indiana, Ohio Customers12:00 pm Monday, the week of scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Iowa/Nebraska Customers12:00 pm Thursday, the week prior to scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Eastern U.S. Customers4:00 pm Thursday, the week prior to scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Southern U.S. Customers4:00 pm Wednesday, the week prior to scheduled pick-up/delivery
  • Canada Customers12:00 pm Thursday, the week prior to scheduled pick-up/delivery

REQUIRED INFORMATION

The Linetec Inbound form requires the following complete information:

  • Pick-up date
  • Customer name Pick-up address
  • Phone number and contact
  • Customer purchase order or job name
  • Linetec sales order or quote number, if known
  • Packaging type, quantity of each
  • Estimated weight and anticipated trailing space
  • Loading method

Customers are responsible to supply the Linetec driver with a DOT approved Bill of Lading as required by law at the time of pick-up. Packing lists are not DOT approved.

Bill of Lading must include shipper, address, number of packages, weight and carrier (Linetec trucking).

When shipping materials that require both paint and anodize finishing, Linetec requires separation and tagging of material by finish type. Each finish type should have separate packing lists for ease of identification and should be listed separately on the Bill of Lading.

Customer is responsible for proper and sufficient packaging of their materials for shipment, including both outer and inner packing.

LINETEC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO:

  • Change trucking schedules for any reason
  • Refuse any request for pick-up for any reason
  • Refuse any part or full pick-up at the customer dock that is not properly packaged and could result in damage to material in transit
  • Refuse to pick-up at customer dock that wasn’t included in the Linetec Inbound form.

linetec is not responsible for, nor will take liability for:

  • Damage of materials due to improper packaging.
  • The number of individual pieces or parts within each package.
  • Any damage or shortage noted on customer Bill of Lading by the Linetec driver at the time of pick-up.

Linetec is responsible for and will take liability for:

  • Carrying insurance on customer materials being transported on Linetec trucks for damages that could occur in an accident due to bad weather or with another motor vehicle.
  • The number of packages that are listed on Bill of Lading and verified upon pick-up.
  • Loading and unloading of customer’s material on Linetec trucks when Linetec driver is present.

LINETEC OUTBOUND TRUCKING GUIDELINES

The following outbound guidelines have been established to better serve customers who utilize Linetec trucks in transporting their material for finishing.

  • Linetec Inside Sales Representative to be in contact with customers weekly advising anticipated delivery and or pick-up dates.
  • Linetec driver to call customers the day prior to delivery and/or pick-up date advising ETA.
  • Weekly delivery and pick-ups scheduled according to number and locations of stops and customer volume traveling
    either direction
  • Linetec reserves the right to change schedule during route if driver comes upon bad weather, equipment failure, or unforeseen problem or circumstance arise.
  • Linetec is responsible for proper and sufficient packaging of materials at customer direction upon delivery from Linetec. This includes both outer and inner packing of materials.

Linetec is responsible for and will take liability for:

  • Carrying insurance on customer materials being transported on Linetec trucks for damages that could occur in an accident due to bad weather or with another motor vehicle.
  • The number of packages that are listed on the Bill of Lading and verified upon delivery.
  • Loading and unloading of customers’ material on Linetec trucks when Linetec driver is present.

LINETEC TRUCKING TYPES AVAILABLE

Linetec offers a complete and reliable force of freight trailers for shipping your newly manufactured Linetec products.

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ACCORDIAN TRAILER

An accordion trailer is a flatbed trailer with an attached tarping system. The tarp system can be slid to the front or to the rear of the trailer to allow side access to material loaded on either end of the trailer. The trailer can be loaded with an overhead crane, pallet jacks or a fork lift with the ability to load and unload from the side or the tail. The accordion trailer is ideal for lineal shapes, bundles, boxes and crated material. The material does need to be strapped and packaged appropriately: skids and crates must have closed tops.

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OPEN TOP TRAILER

A hard-side trailer with an open/tarped roof. Ideal for overhead crane loading and unloading. Hard sides eliminate the need to strap material. Airbags can be used to snug material against walls, ensuring product is damage free during transport. Open top trailers can also be loaded from the tail-end at dock height with forklifts and pallet jacks

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FLATBED TRAILER

Flatbed trailers can be loaded with an overhead crane, side loaded or end loaded with a forklift. Material must be strapped down, therefore adequate packaging is required. Typically used for job site delivery to allow crane unloading.

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LOCAL DELIVERY TRUCKING

Linetec’s semi trailer and straight truck are used for deliveries within a 30 mile radius. Our enclosed trailers have the capability to haul carted material as well as crates, skids, etc

REQUEST A QUOTE

In most cases, our estimators will produce your quote within 24 hours. Requesting a quote can be made on-line on our website, by e-mail to sales@linetec.com, or also by faxing Linetec at 1-800-236-2589.
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INDUSTRY LINKS

Beyond high-performance fluoropolymer paint, architectural anodize, and powder coating Linetec offers several unique finishing solutions that can be a distinctive design solution for your project.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

Linetec has earned a long-standing reputation as a leader in environmentally-conscious practices and finishing options. For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values.
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RESOURCE CENTER

Our technical experts at Linetec provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers.
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