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Heavy Haulers Near Me

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  1. The Cost Of Transporting Heavy Equipment
  2. Why Choose A-1 Auto Transport?
Heavy Haulers Near Me

Transporting heavy cargo, machinery or equipment takes experienced haulers. Loading and unloading heavy cargo might require specialized utility vehicles, and the transporter must know how to plan the route, documents, and logistics. Such a trip is best if it’s planned beforehand, preferably 3-6 months before shipping heavy equipment

If you have a heavy type of cargo that needs to get to a destination inside the US or abroad, the first step is to search for a specialized transport company. The first step is to search for “heavy haulers near me”, and start compiling a shortlist of companies that can perform this task and give you the best value for your money.

Here is what you need to know about transporting heavy equipment.

The Cost of Transporting Heavy Equipment

The cost of shipping is calculated using a number of variables that will influence the expenses and duration of the transportation. Also, the complexity of the job will dictate how many workers are needed for loading, transporting, and unloading the cargo. The more workers hired for more hours, the higher the costs.

Let’s list the factors that will influence the cost of transportation. 

  • Distance: One of the main factors that will dictate how much you will pay for your heavy haul is the distance the cargo has to travel. For local commercial or residential transport, there might be a fixed fee. For heavy transport, the cost is calculated as the price per mile. The longer the distance you have to travel, the lower the cost per mile will be. 
  • Number of Workers Needed: Depending on the size of the cargo, we might send two or more workers to handle the loading and unloading. Most often, heavy equipment or cargo needs special vehicles and knowledge to handle, and our workers at A-1 Auto Transport are ready to do the job. 
  • Time of the Year: Some months are busier than others, and prices tend to rise when there are lots of customers to take care of. At the same time, costs might be higher if the transport is done during heavy snow, storms, or rainy days. Timing your transport right might not be easy, but it helps a lot to book the shipping early on and give a time window for both the pick-up and drop-off. 
  • Size and Weight of Your Heavy Cargo: Heavy hauls pose a series of challenges to any transporter, and most of them are related to the size of the cargo. If your items, vehicles, or equipment have unusual dimensions and exceed the standard dimensions of a commercial trailer, truck, or hauler, we use specialized transporting equipment and, if needed, ship your items in pieces. 
  • Extra Services: If you need crated transport, container shipping, door-to-door transport, or other extra services, let us know and we will calculate a custom quote for your task. 
  • Insurance: Certain types of cargo need to be insured as per federal or state law. We at A-1 Auto Transport are up-to-date with the law requirements for specialized transport and will let you know if anything needs to be done on your part. In most cases, you won’t have to worry about fees and certifications, as they are included in the quote. 

Why Choose A-1 Auto Transport?

We are one of the leaders in transportation services in the US and all over the world. A-1 Auto Transport has an extensive network of service points, every piece of equipment needed to transport any type of cargo, trained professionals, and the means to secure competitive prices. 

We work with residential customers, as well as businesses, public organizations, even the Military. Our customers know that they can trust us to deliver their goods safely, quickly, and for an affordable price. 

Contact A-1 Auto Transport to ask for a free quote today. 

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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