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Shipping a Dry Van

What's in this article?
  1. Dry Van Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Dry Van
  3. Preparing Your Dry Vans For Shipping
  4. Get In Touch With A-1 Auto Transport
Shipping a Dry Van

Dry Van Transport Services

A Dry Van's shipping cost is not fixed because it relies on a number of factors, including its size and weight, the date of shipment, and the delivery method. A dry van is a specific kind of semi-trailer that is completely enclosed to safeguard shipments from the elements. Different truckload or less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment types can be transported using dry vans. If you've ever shipped or received freight, the odds are high that your items were transported in a dry van. Because of this, a lot of customers will use professional shipping services to deliver their heavy equipment after they purchase it.

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Cost Shipping Factors for Dry Van

We suggest requesting a quote for your Dry Van transportation from A-1 Auto Transport since every job is different. The cost of transporting Dry Vans is influenced by some factors, such as the following:

  • Size and Dimension: The cost of transporting a larger Dry Van will increase given the size, mass, and challenges in maneuvering during shipping. In general, smaller Dry Vans will be less expensive to ship, particularly if you can accommodate several Dry Vans in a single container.
  • Distance: Dry Vans can be transported across the country, which will cost much more than delivering one locally or to another state nearby. Although it may seem contradictory, shipping over short distances will raise your cost per mile. Generally, it is less expensive to transport Dry Vans over short distances, but you will pay more per mile.
  • Open-air vs. Container: When transferring your dry van, this is a crucial aspect to take into account. When transporting open-air, your Dry Van is loaded onto a flatbed trailer. Transporting Dry Vans in this way exposes them to the elements even though it is the least expensive method. The equipment will be packed into a standard 40-foot truck cargo container for container transportation. This mode of transportation is more secure and typically more expensive, but the equipment will be protected from the weather conditions.
  • Shipping Deadline: For quicker shipping and delivery, Dry Vans will incur additional costs. If you're looking to save money, it's a good idea to plan the logistics of transporting your Dry Vans beforehand. You'll save more money on shipping charges the more time you have to prepare before your equipment is shipped.

Preparing Your Dry Vans for Shipping

As your Dry Vans could need special maintenance and hauling equipment, inquire with your transport brokers about their special services.

Don't forget to inspect the dry vans for damage just before transportation. On the day the movers are supposed to show up, make sure everything is clutter-free for the loaders. Allowing them the space they require to set up their tools and equipment will enable them to load and haul safely.

Regardless of the mode of transportation and shipping services chosen, all transport businesses are required to maintain the bare minimum of insurance coverage. Please ask what their insurance policy covers. The Dry Vans should be transported with insurance that covers their entire value.

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Get in Touch with A-1 Auto Transport

By choosing the best shipping company for your Dry Van freight, you can be sure that every delivery goes without a hitch. Call 1-888-849-2447 right away to receive a free quote from 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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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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