Sorry for the delay; but for those reading the POST, PLEASE-PLEASE do not be limited to UPS and USPS; go to the TRUCKING COMPANIES, also I used to work IN AN OFFICE for a LARGE trucking company, they are just real people, too!!
I ADVISE DRIVING TO THE OFFICE and asking for their advise. Explain the situation to them. Ask for their expertise. They know things you/we do not. They can make suggestions we have not thought of. Strapping/Pallets where they are; how to do it, who can do it, if it is needed; wrapping with plastic, etc, etc. Even ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR THOSE FORMS, tell you what questions are necessary, which are NOT, go figure!! Getting it picked up and put on the truck from your home.
I recommend going to the office if at all possible, it is best to explain things in person, to describe in person. If you can not go, then just call. If you do not know WHO to call, look in the phone book, or look who passes you on the road. Call them, they will route you to the local office.
GO for the GUSTO!! : Do not be afraid to try something new! : I have friends that are truckers!! They are real guys...just like you. They just drive instead of going to an office for a job! They see trees instead of a cube! But, they get the JOB DONE! : We NEED THEM! USE THEM! GO DO IT