- How Much Does Heavy Equipment Transport Cost?
- Get Shipping Insurance For Your Heavy Equipment
- Contact Us Today For A Free Quote!
If you need to transport heavy equipment and machinery, then you will need to work with a team of experts who have the knowledge, experience, and means to do it properly. A lot of things go wrong if you attempt to transport heavy machinery by yourself or hire a company with limited knowledge for this task.
We at A-1 Auto Transport perform heavy equipment hauling regularly and have worked with companies from various industries, including agriculture, construction work, and engineering. We also transport personal vehicles that exceed standard dimensions, as well as special transport for industrial clients and the military.
How Much Does Heavy Equipment Transport Cost?
As with any type of transport, several factors will influence the cost of the shipment. With heavy equipment, the transport company and the customer must do the preparations with more care, as it’s a type of special transport.
We know that your heavy equipment is a big investment and that it typically has unusual dimensions. Our team at A-1 Auto Transport ensures that the equipment is protected, safe and that the trailer transporting it will pass without issues through the checkpoints on the route.
Here are the variables we take into account when calculating a price for your heavy haul.
- Hauling Distance
First of all, the haul cost will depend on how far your heavy equipment will travel. For local transport, companies usually have a fixed fee. However, for special transport and longer distances, you will get the cost per mile.
The cost per mile at A-1 Auto Transport is roughly estimated on our dedicated page for heavy haul. As you can see, the longer the distance, the lower the cost per mile is. If short trips of under 200 miles will cost between $4 and $5 per mile, when you ship your heavy equipment over 2500 miles away, the cost drops to $1 per mile.
- Size and Weight of the Equipment
Besides knowing how long the distance is when we estimate your heavy haul cost, it’s crucial to know the size and weight of your vehicle. Depending on the dimensions of your equipment, we will have to use special trailers or containers. Also, if your equipment exceeds a certain weight or size (together with the trailer it’s on), we will have to beware of road limitations.
We have to know these details before estimating the final cost, as they influence the type of equipment we use, the number of people who have to work on the task, and the route we can take.
- Time of the Year and Weather
When it comes to transportation, the time of the year, and even the day of the month or hour interval when you schedule the transport can influence the cost. Transporting cargo during the peak season of transporting companies can raise the final price. Usually, summer is the busiest time of the year for transporters.
However, transporting heavy equipment during harsh weather conditions that involve precipitations adds to the difficulty of the job, and can require special protection for your equipment. Insurance might also be higher when transporting cargo in heavy snow.
Get Shipping Insurance for Your Heavy Equipment
Speaking of insurance, it’s very important to have your heavy equipment covered by special insurance. We at A-1 Auto Transport are covered by default with insurance required by federal law. However, when you have valuable, expensive equipment to ship, we highly recommend purchasing extra insurance coverage, as it can prevent very high costs in case anything goes wrong.
Contact Us Today for a Free Quote!
If you have any type of heavy equipment that you want to ship within the US or overseas, contact our customer service team by filling out the online quote form or by calling us at 1-888-849-2447. We are leaders in our domain because we treat every haul with maximum care for our customer’s needs, the safety of the cargo, and being as efficient as possible.
There is almost nothing we can’t ship, as we regularly haul farm or construction vehicles. Get in touch with us and we will happily help you.