Heavy Vehicle & Equipment Transport | A-1 Auto Transport
Aside from the type and size of trailer used, hauling a heavy or oversize vehicle is not any different than shipping a sedan. There is a catch, however. Not every company that ships cars will have the necessary equipment or expertise to transport heavy vehicles. Moving a large truck or construction equipment is not something you want to leave in the hands of someone without the training and experience to do the job right.
Because of the size and weight of oversize and heavy vehicles, certain types of transport trucks need to be used in order to safely fit and transport them. Here are examples of types of “heavy vehicles” that may require special handling or services when shipping:
- Oversize vehicles
- Dump trucks
- Motorhomes & RVs
- Semi trucks & trailers
- Earth movers
- Industrial vehicles
- Stepvans & box trucks
- Construction equipment
- Heavy vehicles
As with any type of specialized service, it’s important to look for experience when seeking out a company to move a heavy vehicle for you. The main things to look for are a local office near your (helpful if any issues come up), and experience moving heavy vehicles, particularly the type you need transported.
Just like with other types of vehicles, there is local, long distance, and cross country shipping for heavy vehicles as well. The greater the distance involved, the more important it is that you find an established and experienced company with a track of record of safety and success. Moving heavy vehicles and equipment requires an expertise that not every auto shipper will have so make sure you spell out exactly what it is you need shipped and where!
Insurance & Other Aspects Of Heavy Vehicle Transport
One important aspect of hiring a company to transport heavy vehicles is that they be properly licensed, bonded, and insured. Those are terms you may hear thrown around a lot in the vehicle shipping industry. What they mean is simply that a contractor (the person or company moving your vehicle) has a valid license to operate and the proper insurance to do so.
Heavy vehicles tend to be commercial or equipment trucks in many cases, which means they can be expensive and necessary for the operation of a business. Many shippers will offer vehicle tracking services (most of them should at this point) and it’s an easy way to keep tabs on your shipment as it’s making its way to your destination. Getting some kind of update, either automated or directly from the driver, is an expectation that should be met by most companies that offer heavy and oversize transport services.
Need a heavy vehicle shipped? Contact us today, either at the number at the top of the page or through our contact from, and learn how we can help! We ship to any location in the U.S. and overseas and are happy to offer FREE cost estimates to all interested parties!
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.