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Shipping a Dry Van Trailer

What's in this article?
  1. Dry Van Trailer Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Dry Van Trailer
  3. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  4. Preparing Your Dry Van Trailer For Shipping
  5. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your Dry Van Trailer
Shipping a Dry Van Trailer

Dry Van Trailer Transport Services

Density, priority, insurance, and destination are the four most important factors influencing the cost of shipping heavy machinery. A-1 Auto Transport is more than just a car transport company! We can also help you ship any type of heavy machinery, such as cranes and tractors. Other heavy machinery A-1 transports include the following:

  • Forklifts
  • Heavy-duty bulldozers
  • dumping trucks
  • Heavy hauling pile drivers
  • Industrial machinery
  • Graders and track loaders
  • Heavy vehicles and large trucks
  • Excavators and backhoes
  • Engineering and agricultural machinery
  • Heavy hauling of hydraulic equipment
  • Tractors, combines, and farm machinery
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Cost Shipping Factors for Dry Van Trailer

As previously stated, there are four significant factors influencing the cost of heavy machinery that apply to the Dry Van Trailer. Density is the unit of measurement used by the shipping industry to determine the size and weight of the equipment you're shipping. The density of your shipment will influence the calculated cost of pickup, handling, and delivery, as well as which mode of transportation is appropriate and safe for shipping your large machinery.

The urgency of your shipment can also be a significant cost factor, as urgent shipments are always more expensive due to haulers' and operators' efforts to meet a stricter delivery schedule.

Insurance is critical when shipping heavy machinery, regardless of urgency, because the possibility of damage due to accidents increases.

The cost of transporting heavy machinery increases with distance, whether it is 100 miles or three thousand miles. Shipping large machinery to a country or state may incur unanticipated costs. Tariffs, license fees, and tolls are all examples of charges that can significantly increase the cost of your shipment.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Examine the credibility of the company you're considering hiring. One of the most effective ways to do so is to look into what their clients (both current and previous) are saying or have said about the company. Online reviews can be extremely helpful in determining a service's credibility and track record of client satisfaction.

Preparing Your Dry Van Trailer for Shipping

The first step is to read through the manufacturer's manual. The instructions include information on how to secure moving parts, tie down components, and the proper weights and dimensions for shipping.

You may need to rust proof it because the heavy machinery may be exposed to rain, wind, and ocean while being transported across international borders on a cargo ship. Corrosion caused by this could impair its functionality.

To avoid damage, the appropriate pressure ratio must be maintained, so check the trailer's tire pressure. Finally, check the brakes.

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Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Dry Van Trailer

Why do you insist on waiting? Hire the best heavy equipment shipping company to send your dry van trailer for a reasonable price. Call 1-888-849-2447 to get in touch with us.

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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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