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Oversized Equipment Shipping

Published by Joe Webster.

Cheap Way To Heavy Equipment Shipping - LTL truckload, matter and concerns about shipping in different cities in the country

How to Ship Oversized Equipment

There is a large demand for the transport of oversized equipment. Surely, you’ve seen the freight trucks on the highway with the signs that read “Oversized Load” on the back of them as they take up nearly two lanes while transporting their shipments. This is because most oversized equipment or machinery is shipped by ground transport on a trailer depending on where it must go. If shipping internationally, oversized equipment is transported by ship. Either way, it is possible to have oversized or heavy equipment transported to another location.

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The types of oversized equipment that is often shipped is quite diverse. There are many different kinds of heavy equipment and they all serve a specific purpose. Some of the oversized equipment often shipped includes:

  • Tractors
  • Graders
  • Skid Steers
  • Excavators
  • Backhoes
  • Timbers
  • Pipe layers
  • Scrapers
  • Mining
  • Articulated vehicles and trailers
  • Compactors
  • Material Handlers
  • Pavers
  • Loaders
  • Track Loaders
  • Cranes and forklifts
  • Underground Equipment
  • Highway Equipment
  • Hydromatic Tools
  • Mobile home

As you can see, the list of oversized equipment and heavy loads can go on and on. Under each type of heavy weight equipment listed, there are many different models even. So the need for professional shipping services for these large pieces of equipment is extremely relevant.

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Preparing Heavy Equipment for Shipping

  • Refer to the owner’s manual for proper packaging techniques and materials if your heavy equipment must be packaged. You can contact the manufacturer or check the website if you no longer have the owner’s manual
  • Disconnect any batteries or alarm systems
  • Drain all things fluids except the fuel which must remain below the transporter’s standards
  • Secure or remove all loose parts and accessories
  • Make sure there is plenty of space for the transport company’s hauler to come retrieve the heavy equipment
  • Have all required permits gathered and ready
  • Cover any parts of the equipment that you don’t want exposed to inclement weather and other outside hazards that may the has potential to cause damage if it is being shipped by means of open air services
  • If your heavy equipment is being shipped overseas with the RO/RO method, it may need to be operational and you’ll also need to provide the requested proof to Customs
RORO Shipping Method - Steps for hiring professional drivers to pickup oversized equipment at the port - crane dispatch and shipping prices

By preparing the oversized equipment for its transport, you’re greatly reducing the risks involved. Not only is preparation required for the equipment’s sake, but it also keeps those transporting it safer too.

Relevant Statistics

  • The oversized equipment shipping industry handles over 20,000 shipments annually.
  • Approximately 80% of oversized equipment shipments are transported via specialized flatbed trailers.
  • The average weight of oversized equipment transported is around 75 tons.
  • Over 90% of oversized equipment shipments require special permits and escorts for transportation.
  • The global market for oversized equipment shipping is projected to reach a value of $10 billion by 2025.

General Facts

  • Oversized equipment shipping refers to the transportation of large and heavy machinery or objects.
  • Specialized carriers and equipment, such as flatbed trucks and cranes, are used for oversized equipment transport.
  • Permits and regulations are required for transporting oversized equipment due to size, weight, and safety concerns.
  • Route planning is crucial for oversized equipment shipping to ensure that bridges, roads, and other obstacles can accommodate the size of the load.
  • Oversized equipment shipping often involves specialized rigging and lifting techniques to safely load and unload the equipment.

A1 Auto Transport Haul Services

When it comes to oversized and heavy equipment transportation services, A1 Auto Transport is the go-to shipping company. We serve customers in the U.S. and around the world with our nationwide transport services in the U.S. and international haulage to places like Canada, Mexico and countless other countries where we have our network and affiliations. We have the tools, equipment, experts, and industry experience to provide handling and transport solutions for oversized loads of all types, sizes, and dimensions. We own equipment like removable gooseneck trailers (RGN), step deck trailers, flatbed trailers (flatbeds), lowboys, drop deck trailers, and other heavy haulers.

We can move equipment within the same state or across several states, on roads, or on ships, even across difficult bridges. When you hire us for your heavy-haul freight shipping, you don't need any logistics agent, just leave everything to our team to handle, and watch them perform the magic of loading, shipping, and unloading from the origin site to the destination site. We are a licensed and insured equipment shipping logistics company, so rest assured that your items are safe with us.

Call our customer service to get a free quote or to ask pertinent questions about your equipment moving needs.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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