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How Much Does Low Loader Shipping Cost per Mile?

What's in this article?
  1. How Is A Low Loader Shipment Calculated?
  2. What To Take Into Account When Shipping A Low Loader?
  3. Do Proper Research When Hiring A Shipping Company
  4. A-1 Auto Transport Is Your Reliable And Safe Transport Choice
How Much Does Low Loader Shipping Cost per Mile?

Some types of equipment are harder to transport and require more knowledge, sturdier machines, and a team of professionals to ensure your cargo reaches the destination safely. When it comes to heavy equipment such as industrial one, a low loader is ideal to guarantee a safe load and unload of the machinery.

Low loaders have an adjustable height, which can adapt to a large variety of heavy cargo, making it easier to transport larger equipment safely. 

Of course, the equipment a heavy equipment shipping company uses is just part of what makes a good service. The experience, knowledge, professionalism, and trustworthiness of the people handling the machines and equipment are just as important. 

We here at A-1 Auto Transport can help with your heavy equipment shipping needs and provide top-notch services. We have decades of experience in the trade, are always up to date with the latest rules and regulations, and invest in upgrading our equipment and continuously training our employees. 

So, if you need low-loader shipping and are wondering how much it costs per mile, you've come to the right place. Here's what you need to know to make an educated decision. 


How Is a Low Loader Shipment Calculated?

If you are considering low-loader shipping, then you shouldn't look at the rates alone as those will tell you just half of the story. On average, the rates per mile for low loader shipping varies between $1.00 to $5.00, but other factors can influence this price. 

Let’s look at what influences the mile rate when shipping using a low loader.

What to Take Into Account When Shipping a Low Loader?

Shipping a truck is different compared to shipping a car. The most obvious differences are in the size and weight of the vehicles. 

Shipping is calculated based on different criteria, such as:

  • Type of load to be shipped
  • Size of the equipment 
  • Weather conditions 
  • Shipment distance 
  • Destination 
  • If door to door is needed 
  • Open or closed transportation 
  • Urgency of delivery 

When looking for a shipping service company, it's paramount to consider all these factors as well as do your research to get an idea of the average price per mile. However, you should keep in mind that the rates most shipping companies offer are just estimates and all the factors that we mentioned above can influence the final price. Moreover, some companies have hidden takes that you may not be aware of at first. So, it's important to talk with the company and discuss every single aspect of your shipment to get an accurate idea of what you can expect to pay. 


Do Proper Research When Hiring a Shipping Company

It is probably impossible to think of every single factor that can influence your shipment or foresee every possible situation that might affect it. But, the better prepared you are and the more you know about the company and how it works, the more comfortable you will be with your decision. That's why it's essential to do a comprehensive research before you choose a heavy equipment shipping company. 

Educate yourself about the companies in your area and the services they offer, compare prices, and talk to their representatives. Having a clearer idea about how your equipment can be shipped will help you to make a better decision.

A-1 Auto Transport Is Your Reliable and Safe Transport Choice

Looking for a shipping company can be strenuous, but A-1 Auto Transport is here to give you a hand in this process. We offer a wide variety of services that can meet the various and growing needs of our customers. We are here to help you better understand how to safely transport your cargo and what quality services mean. 

Our services are trustworthy, affordable, and efficient. Our team is formed by experienced personnel who can assist you during any step of the process, from receiving information to the actual shipment. 

Call us now at 1-888-849-2447, one of our representatives will be there to guide you through the process, answer your questions, address any concerns you may have, and give you a free cost per mile quote for your low-loader shipment requirements. 

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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. 

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