How to Ship Industrial Equipment
The process of shipping industrial equipment would be impossible if not for the proper training and right shipping technology. That’s why many transport companies rarely offer industrial equipment shipping services. It takes a lot of precaution and heavy duty transport equipment to successfully carry out this type of delivery. Fortunately, there are transport companies with the ability to handle such heavy loads and you can usually find them by looking online for the “industrial shipping services near me.” Sort through your options carefully, making sure the transporters claiming to offer these services have a great reputation among other positive traits.
The transporter you decide to hire for the shipping process of your industrial equipment should have a proven record of successful deliveries. They should also carry insurance coverage. Always ask the transport company about their insurance policy. Your industrial equipment should have full protection while it under the care of the transporter for its delivery.
About Industrial Equipment and the Shipping Services Available
Industrial equipment shipping may also be referred to as heavy equipment or oversized load shipping. Due to the weight and size of industrial equipment, it often requires a different shipping process than that of an automobile. The type of industrial equipment you need shipped will determine your shipping service options.
Examples of Industrial Equipment
- Agricultural Machinery
- Engineering Vehicles
- Packaging Machinery
- Mining Equipment
- Drill Presses
- Laser Tables
- Presses and Stamps
As you can see, there are many types of industrial equipment. The list could go on forever. Luckily, any transport company that offers shipping services specifically for industrial equipment should be capable of providing a safe delivery regardless of the piece of machinery or equipment’s characteristics. The trick is finding the most efficient and safe way to ship the equipment based on its specifications.
In most cases, your transport professionals will suggest some form of flatbed shipping. If shipping domestically, a flatbed trailer may haul the equipment. If shipping overseas, a flatbed ship may take your equipment to its new destination. The biggest difference between the two transport methods other than the hauling vehicle is the way your cargo is secured. Don’t ever hesitate to ask the transport company how the process of shipping will be carried out. They should provide you with details on how they plan to go ahead with the transport.
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.