Freight Shipping & Heavy Cargo Transport
For those who need something transported that doesn’t fall under any of our other shipping services, we also offer freight shipping. A-1 Auto Transport freight shipping is not limited to vehicles or certain types of equipment—there are no size or weight restrictions at all. If it can be shipped, we can help you do it.
Cost & Time To Ship Freight Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Transit Days|
|Los Angeles to Las Vegas||$115||270 miles||2-4 days|
|Chicago to Memphis||$255||530 miles||2-4 days|
|Atlanta to Detroit||$270||725 miles||3-5 days|
|Denver to San Diego||$300||1080 miles||4-6 days|
|San Jose to Dallas||$595||1275 miles||4-6 days|
|Phoenix to Seattle||$680||1425 miles||4-6 days|
|Atlanta to Phoenix||$470||1845 miles||5-7 days|
|Detroit to Las Vegas||$560||2015 miles||6-8 days|
|Seattle to Memphis||$770||2285 miles||6-8 days|
|Portland to Miami||$1210||3255 miles||7-9 days|
- *Prices and times 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 requests.
Here are some of the many items we ship and services we offer our freight shipping clients:
- Mining supplies & equipment
- Construction equipment
- Industrial supplies
- Oversize loads & heavy haul
- Refrigerated freight
- Containerized cargo (intermodal freight)
- Less than truckload (LTL)
- Full truckload
- General cargo hauling
- Distribution services
- Expedited freight transport
- Warehousing & storage
If you have questions about 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 we can help. Call us at 1-800-452-2880 to learn more or get an instant price quote by using our online form.
Freight Transport Methods: Air, Container, Rail, and Truck
Having the right equipment to do the job is a key part of the transport industry and it goes double for freight and heavy duty hauling. There are a variety of shipping methods and equipment at your disposal, but some are more appropriate than others. The section below outlines some of the key differences and requirements and the main types of freight shipping.
Most freight shipping within the U.S. is done using some form of flatbed truck. The specific type of trailer used depends on the type of freight being hauled, but this covers the vast majority of cargo moved around the continental United States, as well as within the borders of other countries.
While not as common for private shippers, some freight can and still is moved by rail. The reason it is less common is that most intermodal containers can be easily shipped by truck, which makes using a train 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 international shipments, provided there is enough room inside the container(s).
Air freight, while on the more expensive end of shipping 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 area to get to that may not be as accessible by ship or truck.
Do you need freight shipping services, either in the U.S. or internationally? Call us today at 1-800-452-2880 to learn more about the process, or if you’d like a FREE, no obligation cost estimate! Just contact us with some basic information and you’ll have a price quote in minutes!
Read What Other Customers Say About Their Experience With A-1 Auto Transport
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 price. Highly recommend them. - Dimitry L
Informative website, excellent customer service and a great way to get the most competitive rates for moving freight anywhere you need it to go. I’m a seasoned vet when it comes to this and A1AutoTransport.com is my go to website for all my freight shipping needs, I’ve never been let down. - Andy D
Freight Shipping Done Right
But what makes us stand out is that we offer freight shipping that is tailored towards your needs, as we focus on a combination of strategic route planning and the flexibility to ensure that your freight is being delivered in the best and most affordable way possible. We always utilize the very latest in real-time satellite tracking and freight shipping technology. The safety and security of your freight is also another one of our main priorities.
In today's highly competitive economy, you need to be confident that you're hiring a freight shipping service that will be able to provide you with fast and effective freight transport in which you not only receive affordable prices but also shipping 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 is 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 carriers specializes in LTL freight shipping, so you can be assured that you'll be getting the best service for the best price possible.
TL Freight Shipping (Truckload)
In some cases, you will have a need for TL freight shipping 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 shipping 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 freight transport, this is the perfect option. Your freight will be shipped through multiple methods of transportation, 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, minimal delays, and even cost savings.
We also offer expedited freight shipping 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:
Why Choose Us?
By choosing A-1 Auto Transport's Freight Shipping services, you'll receive:
- Industry-leading expertise from our customer service team
- Efficiency in freight shipping 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 freight transport GPS tracking technology so that you can receive REAL TIME updates.
Contact us today to speak with a customer service representative to learn more about what we can offer. We will also provide you with a FREE QUOTE.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.