Shipping Heavy Equipment for Freightliner
When a large truck must ship to another state or country, it must be secured safely to the hauler taking it to its new home. In this case, the transporter will need to the proper tools and equipment to successfully deliver such large vehicles. Make sure you hire a shipping company that handles the deliveries of large trucks and heavy equipment.
Transporting Your Freightliner through Open Air Methods
To ship a Freightliner to another state, an open air shipping method is usually best. Open air shipping methods for cross country trips includes securing your Freightliner on the back of a flat open trailer. It is then ground transported to its destination. Meanwhile, the driver of the hauler carrying your cargo will pay close attention to traffic, weather and road construction reports to avoid any potential hazards.
Although your Freightliner isn’t protected by the walls of a shipping container, its value is protected by the transporter’s insurance coverage. This coverage will ensure that your Freightliner is repaired or replaced if it is ever involved in an accident during the transport. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence. However, if damage was done, tell the transport company. After they assess the damages, they’ll file a claim with their insurance carrier immediately.
If you’re shipping your Freightliner overseas, it will likely get secured to the top of a flatbed ship. It will then make its way overseas under the careful eye of the professional transporters. They’ll ensure the truck’s safety as it makes its way to the right port. The transport company will make sure that all import laws are met and even inform you of the paperwork needed to get Custom’s approval. This is perhaps the most difficult and stressful part of an international delivery. Nonetheless, the auto shipping experts make it much easier to comply with the import policies regarding large commercial truck imports.
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.