- Not Well-Suited For Travel
- Professional Moving Is The Right Choice
- Insurance Protection And On-Time Delivery
- Standard Dump Truck Shipping Nationwide
If total tonnage per load isn't your primary concern, but rather excellent traction in bumpy, offroad conditions is the most important factor - then you're likely utilizing an articulated hauler in your operation. While they carry less than rigid haulers, your articulated hauler is well-suited for the conditions found at large-scale construction sites. Another added advantage is their ability to travel over the road - which many larger rigid haulers aren't permitted to do.
Not Well-Suited For Travel
Since they are often road legal, it is technically possible to drive your articulated hauler to a new location. However, you're probably not thrilled at the prospect of racking up thousands of miles on your expensive equipment. Also, these trucks aren't suited for long-distance travel, and the fuel costs alone would be extremely expensive (as they're built for hauling power, not efficient fuel usage).
Professional Moving Is the Right Choice
So, when needing to move your articulated hauler - professional transit by A1 Auto Transport is the right decision. You'll save wear and tear, unnecessary engine hours, and a small fortune in fuel. In addition, transit time will be far faster, and all the difficult loading and unloading will be taken care of for you. As a nationwide dump truck transport company, we can also deliver your vehicle to nearly any location, ranging from across the country to overseas.
Insurance Protection and On-Time Delivery
With full insurance coverage, you'll rest easy knowing that your valuable articulated dump truck is protected. Our optional GPS tracking is a nice feature as well, as this allows you to accurately predict when your equipment will arrive.
If you're moving articulated dump trucks for a construction project in a new state - having this information at your fingertips, allows you to make well-informed plans. Having your employees and other equipment arrive in sync is important, as too much sitting around waiting can cause your payroll costs to skyrocket.
Standard Dump Truck Shipping Nationwide
With more than two decades of experience transporting dump trucks, articulated haulers, and other complex construction equipment - A1 Auto Transport knows how to get the job done. Speak with our knowledgeable staff today about our affordable rates, and get your equipment to the next site with a minimum of hassle and stress.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Transport My Articulated Hauler On My Own?
In theory, it's entirely possible to drive an articulated hauler to its new location by yourself. However, it's not recommended. The primary reason is that it's a piece of heavy-duty equipment built for high fuel usage.
That means it'll rack up quite a bill if you drive it yourself, not to mention the waste of a large amount of fuel. You'll also unnecessarily wear out a costly articulated truck with the extra mileage.
It's best to choose a suitable transport company because they'll have the necessary equipment and means to effectively transport your articulated hauler without causing unnecessary damage.
How is an Articulated Hauler Transported?
As mentioned, it's not convenient to transport an articulated hauler personally, especially over long distances. A flatbed trailer is the most common way to transfer them between worksites.
A flatbed trailer is often used to transport oversized or wide loads because they have no edges on either side and can easily accommodate cargo more oversized than its surface.
Since an articulated hauler falls in both categories, flatbed trailers are most suitable.
A ramp is propped up against the flatbed trailer to load the hauler, and the hauler is aligned carefully, so it doesn't capsize. Its sides are also secured to ensure no trouble during the journey.
Will I Have to Receive My Articulated Hauler Myself?
This factor depends on the choice you make when hiring a shipping company. There are two significant types of shipping when it comes to transporting vehicles; terminal-to-terminal shipping and door-to-door shipping.
Technically, the former is cheaper. However, more nuances are involved because your articulated hauler will be dropped off at the terminal nearest your destination, and you'll have to pick it up yourself.
On the other hand, door-to-door services are slightly more expensive, but for a good reason. Your shipping company will come directly to your doorstep and unload the hauler at the relevant address, which saves a lot of time.
How Do I Prepare My Articulated Hauler For Transport?
One necessary aspect that falls on your shoulders in preparation for dump truck shipping, including an articulated hauler. Before your movers arrive, you must have cleaned your hauler professionally to ensure there's no dirt on the inside or outside.
This step is essential because many inspections are involved when transporting heavy cargo, especially if it's an interstate journey. And the process is even more crucial if your hauler is being sent overseas.
The reason is that countries tend to have vehicles inspected at Customs by the relevant organization to ensure nothing against their laws enters the country. Countries like New Zealand are very particular about this standard and will send your hauler to a quarantine facility to be cleaned if it’s dirty.
You can inquire if your transport company also provides cleaning services for an extra charge, but you'll probably have to go through this step yourself. Dump truck manufacturers also provide guidelines to make on specific equipment or machine.