my freight account starts at $135 for one pin or vid (packed and palleted) for up to 3 states away and they are still in business.
gas is lower these days and newer trucks get better mileage now. if he is picking up pins in a route fashion, he will be fine. it can work.
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Best of luck, and be safe!
I'm assuming you'll need a decent load to make a trip though, huh? Don't see how you could work for $250, seems a tad low to me but maybe not.