Liftgate delivery service may be necessary when large or heavy shipments are to be delivered to a location that does not have a forklift or a loading dock. The product information will state if liftgate delivery should be considered.
Do you need liftgate Delivery?
There are several ways to avoid paying lift-gate delivery costs. If your delivery location has a loading dock or forklift you do not need a lift-gate. If you are willing to drive to the closest terminal and pick up the freight from the delivery terminal, you do not need a lift-gate. Terminal delivery is often a good way to save both lift-gate and residential delivery fees. If you and a buddy are present, willing and capable of unpacking the shipment and removing the individual pieces from the truck you do not need a lift-gate. If none of these options are available, paying for liftgate delivery might be your best option.