Pallet Freight Policy
The majority of freight products ship on standard pallets. Your item will be shipping on a pallet for several reasons. Most products that ship freight are either too heavy or too large dimensionally for ground shipment. All shipments will require access for a semi-truck and trailer to deliver. If you live in a limited access area or outside of the delivery area, it may be necessary to pick your product up at the nearest freight terminal. We will not be responsible for additional fees or compensate for deliveries in these areas. If this is a concern in your area, your sales representative will be glad to discuss this with the freight company before the item is purchased.
After placing your order, the shipping company will contact you to schedule a time to drop off your delivery. For this reason, it’s extremely important to provide your main contact number at the time of check out. For freight shipments going to a residential address, the shipping company will call you the day the freight is delivered at the local terminal to schedule a delivery appointment. All residential freight requires an appointment to be delivered. Oftentimes, the estimated delivery date on the website will be incorrect because of the appointment policy. Do not make arrangements to stay home to accept delivery until the shipping company calls you to set an appointment.
Our complimentary lift gate service is available for most of our standard pallet items. This platform is installed at the rear of the truck to expedite the process of unloading your package. The driver will take your delivery off the truck for you and place the pallet at the curb / driveway, but it is your responsibility to bring it onto your property. Please take a few minutes to examine the exterior of your package for any visible damage. You should unpack your item at the time of delivery in the driver’s presence. In the unlikely instance that you recognize damage, remember to note it on both the drivers Proof of Delivery (POD) slip, and also the copy that you’ll receive from the driver. Take photos of the noted damage and email them to us at sales@TexasOriginalPits.com. In most cases it is in everyone’s best interest to refuse delivery of the product if damage of any kind is noted. If you choose to accept the freight, you will be responsible for filing any claims with the freight company for damage reimbursement. We will not be responsible for damaged items that are not noted on the POD. By signing the proof of delivery you accept ownership of the property in its current condition.
*Freight Policy Only Applies Continental US