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Moving heavy equipment is no small task for companies as production often needs to halt to foster a smooth transition. Any company that has to stall production to move heavy equipment is interested in hiring a company with the experience to get things up and running as soon as possible. 

We're here to talk to you about what's involved with heavy equipment moving and how to identify a credible professional heavy equipment moving company in the Los Angeles region so your experience can be as stress-free as possible. 

The specific challenges associated with moving heavy equipment often makes it necessary for companies to hire a team of professional movers. Let's explore some of the specific challenges of moving heavy equipment and how they're handled.  

What Challenges Are Associated with Moving Heavy Equipment?

It's easy to guess why heavy equipment moving is challenging. The size and weight load of the equipment being moved differs from a typical U-Haul residential move. Less obvious challenges associated with heavy equipment moving include forming a concrete schedule to get operations up and running ASAP and managing a moving budget. 

Don't let the challenges of moving heavy equipment get you down! Heavy equipment movers are trained professionals who know how to attack the challenge of moving heavy equipment by using advanced moving machinery to mitigate costs on time. 

One of the initial steps of moving heavy equipment is generating a precise schedule that outlines the entire moving process and how much time it will take. A proper moving schedule should strive to perform tasks as fast as possible while being thorough at the same time. Formulating a moving schedule far in advance can pave the way for future flexibility during the actual move. 

A common complaint surrounding the practice of moving heavy machinery is the process ending up costing more than people initially thought it would. The reason why the cost of moving heavy machinery can be more than people's initial estimates is related to the fact that your quote mostly has to do with the weight of your shipment. Rates to move heavy equipment can be raised based on specific machinery and trained employees that need to be used for the operation. Planning for extra costs associated with your heavy machinery move like storage or special moving services can be a smart way to prepare your budget. 

You've been hearing us talk about the experience and skills that professional heavy equipment movers have. Let's explore how heavy equipment movers are trained to handle your needs. 

How Does a Person Become a Heavy Equipment Mover? 

Heavy equipment movers typically receive on-site training, obtain license requirements, and display key skills like strong hand-eye coordination and keen focus. Some technical institutions and community colleges offer educational programs for heavy equipment moving. Regarding licensing, people looking to become professional heavy equipment movers need to obtain a commercial driver's license along with tests that reflect your hand-eye coordination skills are up to par. 

Understanding the specific duties that heavy equipment movers perform will help us gain more insight into what makes them valuable as professionals. 

How Does Heavy Equipment Moving Work? 

The first step in moving heavy machinery is contacting a professional heavy machinery moving service to discuss the details of your move. An example of an important detail to discuss would include whether you're looking to move a single piece of machinery or a whole plant. Once preliminary information is provided, the heavy machinery moving company will provide you with a quote for their service. Before the job begins, the heavy machinery moving company will visit the site where the equipment is located to perform an inspection as a means to prepare for your moving time. 

An on-site visit will allow the moving company to provide you with a more detailed price estimate document. A crew of professional heavy machinery moving employees will be dispatched on the day of your move with the help of escorts to ensure your equipment travels safely. One way that heavy machinery moving companies help customers cut down on their time spent moving is to have employees capable of working long hours. 

The tools and machinery that professional heavy equipment movers utilize play an important role in successfully performing the job at hand. 

What Tools, Machinery, and Methods Are Used to Move Heavy Equipment?

Heavy equipment movers can assist a wide variety of industries with their equipment transportation needs. Farming equipment, trains, and engineering machinery are examples of equipment across three industries commonly transported by heavy equipment movers. Farm equipment, construction cranes, and inoperable machinery are some separate examples of heavy equipment often moved. The four most popular ways to ship heavy equipment long distances are the roll-on-roll-off, flat rack shipping, container shipping, and the load-on-load-off method. 

The roll-on-roll-off method is popular for shipping heavy equipment long distances as it's less expensive than other methods. Flatbed ships are often used to transport heavy machinery long distances via the roll-on-roll-off method. Do your best to check with the shipping company you're working with to ensure that your heavy equipment meets height and weight restrictions. 

If you're interested in exploring other options to ship heavy equipment at a more affordable rate, consider flat rack shipping as an option. The open-air nature of flat rack shipping helps make the service more affordable for customers as the machinery will be exposed to outdoor elements during transit. 

Container shipping can serve as a way to shelter your heavy equipment from potentially damaging outdoor elements such as bad weather during travel. If you wish to pursue container shipping as a means to transport your heavy equipment, you'll need to make sure that the machinery fits within the container's dimensions. 

A load-on-load-off method uses a crane to lift heavy equipment and place it on top of a flatbed trailer or a ship before travel. 

How to Setup a Consultation or Appointment During the Covid-19 Pandemic

We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people approach doing business. Luckily, you can still book an appointment to move your heavy equipment through A-1 Auto Transport's online platform.

A-1 Auto Transport has the experience to address your heavy equipment transport needs. With BBB accredited and award-winning service, our employees are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make your heavy equipment transition a successful one. 

It's essential to know what to search for when looking for heavy equipment movers in Los Angeles. Let's dive into how you can verify that a heavy equipment moving company is right for you to work with.   

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What Things Should I Consider When Browsing Heavy Equipment Moving Services? 

Moving heavy equipment is no small task. Reliable heavy equipment moving companies should provide customers with capability, experience, carefulness, thoroughness, and availability.  

When consulting with a moving company, do your best to be specific about your needs and verify that the company you're speaking to can handle those needs. If you're speaking to multiple companies, and each one can assist you, dig deeper and see which company can complete the job the fastest. Having pre-established knowledge regarding the dimensions and weight of your equipment will help you figure out whether or not a company can meet your needs. 

Once you've established that a company has the equipment necessary to meet your heavy equipment moving needs, work to figure out how much experience they have. Scanning online review sources for businesses like the Better Business Bureau is a great place to start. 

Your heavy equipment is an investment. A professional and reputable heavy equipment moving service will be able to explain how they provide extra care when transporting your gear. It's always smart to ask the moving company you're consulting with if they have previous experience transporting your specific equipment. 

Top-tier heavy equipment moving companies will be able to provide a firm grasp on logistics—no matter the size of the move. 

A logistics plan should lay out the following: 

  • How long loading will take
  • Transit time
  • How long unloading will take 
  • Costs
  • Potential stretches of downtime

Once you receive firm logistics, you'll have an easier time scheduling and budgeting for the overall process of moving heavy equipment.  

A heavy equipment moving company should offer you plenty of availability. By availability, we mean their ability to work with you at your convenience and respond to other forms of communications like emergency calls. 

It's important to find a company that you can trust to move your heavy equipment. A-1 Auto Transport understands that your heavy equipment is an investment and a vital part of your organization's success. That's why our team has the proper level of skill, experience, and attention to detail to complete your job successfully. 


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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.

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“I am meticulous when it comes to everything. At first, I was thinking of just driving all the way to Illinois from New Jersey. A friend recommended me to go to A1 Auto Transport and told me a lot of good things about them. I refused initially because I had filed a 4 day leave just to drive and visit my mother. But things did not go well. My boss asked me to cancel my leave because a very important client asked for an urgent meeting, and the manager could not attend to it. I was hopeless and took the risk of asking help from A1. The notice was short and I forgot I needed to inform them in advance. After a couple of hours, I received a call and they told me they found a way to book me with no extra fees. I am so thankful I got to attend to my work matters. I did not get to see my mother, but the vehicle and items inside it were in perfect condition as if it was me who took care of it. I owe you guys big time! I got one huge deal from our client.”

“The plan was to ship my car from California to Utah. I went through nearly 20 quotes after using an auto shipping site which linked to a bunch of brokers. Finally, I found A1 Auto Transport, a company with its own trucks with great reviews. I was sold. Joe was very competent, gave off the impression he’d done this a million times, and it really showed throughout the transport. He listened to my request carefully, offered me several options, stayed in touch during the transport, and made sure I was happy with everything. Overall, a great company which I would definitely recommend to others!”

“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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