- Heavy Vehicle & Equipment Transport | A-1 Auto Transport
- How To Choose A Shipping Service
- Insurance & Other Aspects Of Heavy Vehicle Transport
- Tracking Your Heavy Equipment Transport
- Contact A-1 Auto Transport For Oversized Vehicle Transport And Shipping Nationwide
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
- Military vehicles
- Pickup trucks
- Stevens & box trucks
- Construction equipment
- Heavy vehicles
These vehicles depending on their sizes and weights can be hauled using either a flatbed trailer, step deck trailer, enclosed trailer, as well as lowboy trailers.
How to Choose a Shipping Service
As with any type of specialized service, it's important to look for experience when seeking out the right company to move a heavy vehicle for you. The main things to look for are a local office near you (helpful if any issues come up), and experience moving heavy vehicles, particularly the type you need to be transported.
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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 record of safety and success. Moving heavy vehicles and equipment requires an expertise that not every auto shipper or truck transport company will have so make sure you spell out exactly what it is you need to be shipped and where!
Insurance & Other Aspects Of Heavy Vehicle Transport
One important aspect of hiring a company to transport oversized 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.
Tracking Your Heavy Equipment Transport
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.
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