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How to Ship a Cold Planer?

Since a cold planer is such a large piece of equipment, only certain transport companies will have the capabilities necessary to ship it. Call several reputable transport companies to ask about their experience in shipping cold planers and other heavy equipment. Hire a transporter that assures their delivery and even offers insurance coverage during the transport.

About the Process of Shipping a Cold Planer

In most situations, your cold planer will get delivered through an open air transport method. By ground transportation, this means an open trailer. If shipping overseas, a flatbed ship is used. These are both cost efficient, affordable forms of open air shipping. It does lack the protection provided by other shipping options, leaving the bulldozer susceptible to poor weather conditions.

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If you do not wish to ship your cold planer through open air methods, ask the transporter if it is possible to ship the cold planer through an enclosed form of transport. Enclosed shipping methods use large shipping containers to harbor the equipment from outside elements during its travels.

Insurance Coverage during Transport

Whether you choose container methods or open air methods, make sure the transport company offers insurance coverage. By law, a licensed transporter must carry insurance coverage at least up to the minimum standards. However, this doesn’t always cover the full value of your bulldozer. Ask the transport company about their insurance policy and what it covers. If they do not provide enough protection ask if you can purchase more. You may also want to call your insurance agent to see if your coverage protects the cold planer even during a transport.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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