Heavy item delivery doesn’t have to be a pain for you or your wallet. Whether it’s across town or across the country, Roadie comes to your rescue when it comes to sending overweight items. A treadmill, that vintage pool table you just scored on eBay, the dresser your mom gave you for your sweet new studio apartment — Roadie has hauled it all when it comes to heavy item delivery. When you’re shipping heavy items with Roadie, there’s no need to rent a special vehicle or pay extra fees. Roadie’s door-to-door platform means your stuff is in good hands the whole way. Most companies that specialize in shipping heavy items tack on big fees for things that weigh more than 150 pounds. But here at Roadie, we don’t. We’ll find a driver with a spacious vehicle, who is heading where your stuff needs to go.
And there’s no guessing when your heavy item delivery will arrive at its destination. With real-time tracking, you can watch your stuff go from pickup to drop-off on any device.
No packaging required when shipping heavy items
No need for packing blankets, cargo shipment containers, or bubble wrap when you are shipping heavy items with us! Though if your item is fragile, we certainly recommend it. Your driver is the only one handling your things, so there’s no wasteful packaging or bouncing from truck to truck.
Trusted drivers for heavy item delivery
Drivers on Roadie’s platform are committed to shipping heavy items safely and with care. Unlike traditional shippers or heavy item courier platforms, you will be matched with a driver so you know exactly who’s handling your things. While drivers aren’t movers, most are willing to give a helping hand. If your item is especially heavy, make sure there’s some extra muscle at pickup and drop-off.
Stories from the road
From the Big Apple to La La Land
Scott had been working on movie sets in Los Angeles for most of last year, scooting from set to set in his Vespa. Though he moved to New York after his work ended, his beloved Vespa was stranded in La La Land. Coming to the rescue, a pal in San Francisco offered to house it for him — but that was 375 miles away.
Scott looked into shipping heavy items with another company and had a miserable experience — too much money, too much time, and frankly too much headache with a heavy item courier. Then he saw Roadie mentioned in his social media feed, and two days later, Tim happened to be headed to San Francisco. Last we heard, the Vespa was enjoying stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
One hour delivery for iron mirrors
Karen scored two iron frame mirrors at a warehouse furniture sale that would complete a sleek new look in her living room. But how would she get them to her home 36 miles away? The seller knew that Roadie would be perfect for shipping heavy items. Karen posted a Gig, and within the hour, Xavier picked up and delivered the mirrors door to door.
Same-day delivery for this college dresser
The dorm rooms at Tufts College had built-in dressers for Graeme’s clothes, but when the sophomore moved into the Zeta Psi fraternity house, he needed some new storage for his fraternity T-shirts and colorful chinos. His mom offered up an extra dresser from home in New York City, with a catch – Graeme had to find a way to get it to campus. After a quick Google search for a heavy item courier or heavy item delivery, Graeme found Roadie and his mom posted a Gig. The dresser is now fully stocked with Zeta Psi and Tufts apparel, and Graeme isn’t nervous at all about how well the dresser will fare in the “frat castle.” Nobody ever sets a beer or plate of pizza on it. Never.
Many other platforms require you to bring your heavy item to them, and if you had a vehicle and the time to do that, you wouldn’t need their services in the first place. Roadie comes right to you when you are shipping heavy items, and charges a lot less for short-haul or long-haul transportation of heavy things — often hundreds of dollars less than a heavy item courier or traditional package shippers. Also, it’s faster. Some freight delivery platforms can take weeks before their algorithms or brokers find a spot on a truck for your stuff. Roadie can usually handle your heavy item delivery on the same day or within a couple days
Roadie is ideal for shipping heavy items that fit in a passenger vehicle. Drivers on our platform drive everything from a sedan to an SUV to pickup truck with a trailer. We’ve handled things like parts for a Porsche, beds and dressers, a washer and dryer set, an art sculpture, a piano, dining room sets, a pair of large mirrors in iron frames, a stair stepper, 18 boxes of books, a bass for a jazz musician, and a Vespa.
No problem! Just make sure you have extra help to lend a hand for loading and unloading when your friendly Roadie heavy item courier shows up and your stuff requires more than one person to lift them. Unlike most traditional shippers who rely on a hub-and-spoke system where packages are handled several times by several different people during transit, your driver is the only one handling your heavy item delivery, so you know it’s getting the white-glove treatment.