Transporting heavy equipment or heavy-duty vehicles is no small (or easy) task, which is why it is typically done by a small group of select vehicle shippers that have ample experience and a proven track record. While there are many companies that can move standard vehicles to where you need them, the size and weight demands of heavy equipment require specialized carriers and often, certain equipment to ensure that they’re loaded and secured properly.
Heavy equipment and heavy-duty vehicle shipping is a pretty broad category in the world of auto transport. For example, shipping a semi-truck, excavator, or combine, all require a different approach and a standard car shipper may offer these services, but may not have the necessary expertise to do the job safely and correctly. There is a lot of coordination and planning that goes into heavy equipment hauling and trying to tackle it all yourself, even with the resources of a company behind you, is not easy. Aside from budgetary concerns, there may also be regulations that need to need to be followed, permits that need to be applied for, as well as the details of proper insurance coverage. All these need to be looked into before going forward and require some dedicated time and resources to arrange.
The Right Equipment
Due to the size and weight of heavy equipment, special considerations need to be taken into account when transporting it. Just the initial step of finding the appropriate trailer and getting the vehicle safely loaded and secured can be a chore in and of itself. Since many large and oversize vehicles like construction and farming equipment have non-standard sizes, a uniquely specialized approach is often required to make sure the trip can be made safely. If you deal with an experience heavy equipment shipper, they will have an expert understanding of these aspects, as well as the other potential hang-ups that may slow down a less experienced shipper.
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Insurance is a very important consideration any time you ship a vehicle, but it especially applies to heavy equipment, which is typically very expensive and often has fragile parts that need special handling during shipping. Every shipper in the industry is legally obligated to provide a basic level of insurance coverage, but that does not mean that all of them offer the same type or amount of coverage. This is an important distinction since it could spell the difference between getting compensated for damages or having to pay them on the company dime. In general, most shippers offer coverage that limits their liability, which means you’re only covered if there are damages that can be directly linked to oversight or mistakes on their part, which can get sticky from a legal perspective.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can almost always choose a higher level of insurance coverage from the shipper, if not purchase a temporary policy that’s more robust on your own. If you’re shipping something that’s as expensive as most heavy equipment, you’ll likely want to make sure that you have insurance coverage for any damages that occur so that your business isn’t disrupted after delivery.