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How Much Does Heavy Equipment Freight Shipping Cost?

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  1. How Heavy Cargo Freight Shipping Services Are Priced
  2. How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Best Rates
  3. A-1 Auto Transport Is Here To Help
How Much Does Heavy Equipment Freight Shipping Cost?

Shipping heavy equipment is a delicate thing that requires all your attention. For one thing, the sheer size and shape of these machines can make for a rather complicated process. On top of that, if anything happens to the equipment during transport, the business could potentially suffer as a result until it is fixed.

But when you opt for professional heavy cargo freight shipping services, all these risks are dramatically reduced. Teams are fully insured and trained to handle heavy cargo and deliver safety to where you need it to go.

So, another question might arise: how much does it cost? A-1 Auto Transport is here to help clarify this topic.


How Heavy Cargo Freight Shipping Services Are Priced

Heavy cargo freight shipping rates can vary anywhere between $1 per mile, to $5 per mile. The reason why it’s so hard to find a fixed price even on a transport company's website is that even companies don’t really know how much it would cost to ship a piece of heavy equipment until they look closer into the topic.

This is because prices in the shipping industry can depend on a lot of different factors, which can potentially be the difference between paying just $1 per mile or even going above $5 per mile.

Mai factors that can influence the rate can sometimes include:

  • Heavy equipment type, shape, and size
  • The season you need to ship it
  • The location where it’s being shipped
  • Shipping add-ons such as door to door delivery
  • Special requirements, etc.

All of these factors can impact your rates. Even if a transporting company does put its average rates for everyone to see, these numbers might not mean anything for you specifically. For instance, A-1 Auto Transport offers some heavy equipment shipping estimates, but the real cost of your shipment heavily depends on all the above factors.

How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Best Rates

If you need to ship heavy equipment and want to ensure you don’t exceed your budget, here are a few tips that can help:

  • Research the Market - There are shipping companies of many sizes and competencies available. It’s important to properly research a few different ones to see which can offer what you need, and is trustworthy to handle your requirements;
  • Compare the Free Estimates - Transport companies offer potential clients price estimates on their shipments. While these numbers are not set in stone and can change depending on the types of additional services you opt for, they can give you a pretty good idea of how much a company charges. If you get free estimates from a few different ones, you can then compare them to see which is more affordable;
  • Choose the Winter Season - If possible, you should opt to ship your heavy equipment during the colder months. Demand tends to fall really low, and a lot of companies offer special discounts that can genuinely cut down your costs tremendously;
  • Cut Down on "Special Services" - Transport companies can offer a hassle-free way to transport your heavy equipment. But if you’re looking to stay on a specific budget, you might want to let go of the ‘shinier’ parts of the contract to keep your bill as low as you can.

A-1 Auto Transport Is Here to Help

A-1 Auto Transport doesn’t just ship vehicles - we can help you with your heavy equipment freight shipping needs as well!

Our services are reliable and affordable, and have helped many business owners get their heavy equipment to anywhere they need it.

To get a more accurate idea of how much the heavy equipment freight will cost, use our online tool to get a free estimate, and call us at 1-888-849-2447 now to find out more about our services and how we can help!

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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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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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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.

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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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