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Freight Shipping & Heavy Cargo Transport Near Me

We also offer freight shipping for those who need something transported that doesn’t fall under any of our other shipping services. A-1 Auto Transport shipping provides more services and is not limited to vehicles or certain types of equipment - there are no size or weight restrictions at all.

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Types of Freight Shipping Companies

  • LTL - Less Than Truckload Carriers: The LTL freight class can provide warehousing and distribution services for your shipments and business. This freight service offers the advantage of shipping small quantities at a time since they will make multiple stops on the supply chain to the same destination.
  • FTL - Full Truck Load Carriers: This type of freight class specializes in shipping up to 53' semi-trailer loads or full truckloads (FTL) for one customer or business outfit. This freight service offers the advantage of moving larger quantities simultaneously but will only go to the destination once.
  • TL - Trailer Load Carriers: These freight shipping companies specialize in shipping a single trailer load, either one or two containers. They offer the advantage of moving larger quantities at a time and will go to their destination more than once.
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Choosing the best freight shipping companies

The factors below will help you choose the best freight shipping companies for your needs:

  1. Vast Network Coverage - Ask which services they offer and how far they travel to pick up or deliver, before choosing. Will it be in your domestic area? Also, find out from the experts if there are any restrictions on the goods and destination (i.e., hazardous materials).
  2. Transit times - Ask how long the shipment requires to arrive at your location, and you determine which service is best to save time.
  3. Range of services - The best companies offer a range of services, such as open and enclosed carriers, time-definite schedules, and expedited deliveries on the supply chain.This allows them to adapt their future shipments plan to meet individual customer needs. Check if the heavy items can be transported domestically by sea, air, or land.
  4. Reliability and communication - You want to be able to communicate with the freight shipping companies throughout the process. What are their hours of operation? Do they have an emergency phone number you can call 24/7 if necessary?
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Freight Shipment Cost

The freight shipping cost depend on several factors, such as the distance your goods are traveling, the freight class you're opting for , and how fast you need them.

Examples of Freight Shipping Rates & Transit Time

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceTransit Days
Los Angeles to Las Vegas$115270 miles2-4 days
Chicago to Memphis$255530 miles2-4 days
Atlanta to Detroit$270725 miles3-5 days
Denver to San Diego$3001080 miles4-6 days
San Jose to Dallas$5951275 miles4-6 days
Phoenix to Seattle$6801425 miles4-6 days
Atlanta to Phoenix$4701845 miles5-7 days
Detroit to Las Vegas$5602015 miles6-8 days
Seattle to Memphis$7702285 miles6-8 days
Portland to Miami$12103255 miles7-9 days
  • *Pricing and times to ship are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what you are shipping.
  • *Rates are based on a shipment of 200 kg.
  • *Call us for specific date and time-sensitive requests.

Here are some of the many items we ship and services offered by our freight delivery company:

Comprehensive Transport Shipment Solutions and Freight Shipping Services Near Me

If you have questions about packing and shipping anything not mentioned here, especially if you’ve had trouble finding a suitable option, please feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help. Call us at 1-888-230-9116 to learn more about how we transport freight and get an instant price quote by using our online form.

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Freight Transportation Modes: Containers, Air, Rail, and Trucks

Having the right equipment to ship freight is a key part of the transport process, and it goes double for freight companies and heavy-duty hauling. There are various freight class shipping options and equipment at your disposal, but some require special handling while others are easier to manage. The section below outlines the main freight service types, key differences, and requirements to move freight.

Most freight shipment within the U.S. locations is delivered using some form of a flatbed truck. The specific type of trailer used depends on the type of freight being hauled and the final destination. But this covers the vast majority of shipments around the continental United States, and within the borders of other countries.

While less common for private shippers or small businesses, some freight can and still is moved by rail. It is less common because most containers can be easily shipped by truck, which makes tracking trains for shipment redundant unless there is enough cargo to make it financially worthwhile for the party doing the shipping.

One of the advantages of intermodal transport is that the container can be easily moved from a train to a truck to a transport ship with relative ease. This makes intermodal shipping a good option for businesses requiring international shipments, provided there is enough room inside the container(s).

Air freight, while on the more expensive end of freight costs, is still an option, even with heavy freight and large cargo. Typically, air freight is used when a shipment must get to an out-of-the-way or otherwise difficult location to get to that may not be as accessible by ship, train, or truck.

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Preparing for Freight Shipments

  • First, choose how much space your shipment requires (a 20' or 40' container).
  • Then, choose the type of vehicle you want to ship.
  • Lastly, plan your pick-up and drop-off time for transportation.

How to Ship Freight using A-1 Auto Transport Freight Shipping Company

Are you looking for the best freight shipping companies near you? Here is how to ship freight using A1 Auto Transport.

Request our freight shipping quote

Our auto company will provide you with our pricing structure based on weight or volume and shipping freight distance.

Prepare your goods

Ensure that you have all the necessary paperwork for a legal move (proof of ownership, registration, driver's license). Also, make sure to remove any personal belongings from your car before the shipment.

Book a pick-up time when you ship freight

We will need specific instructions on where and when the freight will be ready for pick-up.


The time between scheduling and arrival varies depending on where you are located concerning our terminal locations.

Do you need shipping services, either in the U.S. to be transported domestically or internationally? Call us today at 1-888-230-9116 to learn more about the process, or if you’d like a FREE, no-obligation cost estimate from the freight experts! Just contact us with some basic information, and you’ll have a price quote with the best rates in minutes!

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What Our Customers Say About A-1 Auto Transport Freight Services

I’m a small business owner and had never shipped anything over 50 pounds in my life, with this being my first shipment. I was out of my league when I came across A-1 Auto Transport, but their helpful website and free quote calculator made my shipment very easy and got me a great rate. Highly recommend them for freight shipping needs. - Dimitry L

Informative website, excellent customer service, and a great way to get the most competitive freight shipping rates anywhere you need it to go. I’m a seasoned vet regarding freight shipments, and is my go-to website for all my freight shipping needs. I’ve never been let down. - Andy D

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Shipping Done Right with the Best Freight Shipping Company

Our competitive edge, however, is that we provide goods service that is specifically designed to meet your requirements. You can trust that your goods will be delivered quickly and affordably since we prioritize both smart route planning and adaptability. We always use cutting-edge shipping and tracking technology, including real-time satellite monitoring. One of our top concerns is ensuring your goods' security and safe arrival.

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Our Freight Shipment Services

In today's highly competitive economy, you need to be confident that you're hiring a shipping service that will be able to provide you with fast and effective freight transport. The company should not only provide the best freight costs and freight services that are NEVER late and ALWAYS logistically coordinated to your needs. Our extensive carrier relationships and dedicated customer service team will ensure that will happen.

We offer the following services:

LTL Freight Shipping (Less Than Truckload)

In the majority of cases, you will not need to fill up a whole truck with freight. If that's the case for you, our comprehensive LTL Freight Shipping services are the perfect solution. Whether it's for residential or commercial freight transport, we'll work with you to plan out how to ship your goods, no matter how small, in the most cost-effective, yet efficient way, possible. Our network of multiple carriers specializes in LTL freight shipping, so you can be assured that you'll be getting the best service for the best price possible.

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TL Freight Shipping (Truckload)

In some cases, you will have a need for TL if you have an extremely large load. In other cases, you may be transporting an extremely delicate load that needs its own truck. Whatever the case may be, our TL freight services will only use the very best in truckload carriers to get you the best that's available on the marketplace.

Intermodal Freight Shipping

For those who are in need of international transport, this is the perfect option. Your freight will be moved through multiple transportation processes, in which it will be securely handled and delivered. We also assist you with all of the duty and customs requirements that are associated with international transport, resulting in less stress for you, better access, minimal delays, guaranteed delivery, and even cost savings.

We also offer expedited freight services for both LTL freight shipping and TL freight shipping, as well as Intermodal freight shipping!

Here are some of the services we offer our freight shipping clients:
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Why Choose Our Services When Shipping Freight ?

By choosing A-1 Auto Transport's Freight Shipping services, you'll receive:

  • Industry-leading experts from our customer service team
  • Efficiency in shipments that results in major COST SAVINGS
  • A simple and fast booking process in which you can ALWAYS speak to a customer service representative
  • The very latest in freight shipping and transportation GPS tracking technology so that you can track and receive REAL TIME updates on what you ship.

Contact us today to speak with a customer service representative to learn more about what we can offer for your shipping freight requirements. We will also provide you with a FREE QUOTE.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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