- A Food Truck Trailer Shipping
- Fast Food Truck Shipping
- Types Of Food Truck Shipping
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A Food Truck Trailer Shipping
While many may view food trucks as a modern marvel of the food industry, the truth is that food trucks have been around for more than 100 years! Beginning with Charles Goodnight and his invention of the chuckwagon in 1866 that he used to provide food to cattle drivers working from New Mexico to Texas, food trucks have long been around to feed the masses. In 1936, the Oscar Meyer hotdog company introduced their “Wienermobile” which was a great mobile advertisement, and it created an entertaining environment across the United States as it traveled from one city and state to another.
Today, we have a plethora of food trucks that range from ice cream trucks, gelato stands and street taco trucks to cookies and baked goods, rolling CBD cafes and more. It seems that no matter what type of dish a person prefers, there is a new food truck around every corner that will cater to all cravings. They’re great for a wide array of events, parties and even businesses that need a variety of food to cater to their operations at mealtime. Let’s face it, food trucks have a stable history, and they are here to stay.
If you own a food truck or need to have one shipped to a venue for a party or other event, it is best to hire a professional to handle the relocation. Our team here at A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. offers more than 30 years of professional shipping experience and can handle all your food truck shipping needs.
We ship to all states across the mainland United States and into Alaska, Hawaii and more than 200 countries worldwide.
Fast Food Truck Shipping
We know that quick shipping is essential in the food truck industry, and we work hard to ensure that we deliver right on time. Event hosts won’t block their guests from entering, and fast delivery is important to help ensure profits stay up for our food truck operation customers.
Types of Food Truck Shipping
Food trucks can of course be driven from one event to the next, but if you have a schedule that takes your truck from one state to another, driving can rack up hundreds, or even thousands of unnecessary miles. This means that tires and routine maintenance including brake pad or rotor replacement, plugs and wires, oil changes and more will need to be handled more frequently than usual. This can become expensive, especially if it is a popular food or catering truck.
Driving can be exhausting and that means splurging for hotel stays and stops for bathroom breaks and snacks or meals along the route. Combine all of this with the cost of fuel during the trip and the cost can quickly add up to a very expensive drive.
- Open Shipping
For cost effective shipment of a food truck, there is always open, flatbed trailer shipping. Hauling a food truck on a large flatbed trailer from one city or state to the next is a great way to relocate the vehicle.
You can also ship overseas with open, roll-on, roll-off (RORO) shipping. With RORO shipping, food trucks and other vehicles can be transported overseas safely. The truck will be driven onto a RORO ship, secured in place for the overseas journey and then transported to the new destination.
- Enclosed/Container Shipping
With enclosed shipping, food trucks can be secured inside a large shipping container and then lifted to load onto a container ship. Once loaded, the container with the food truck inside can be shipped overseas. For smaller food trucks, container, or enclosed shipping options inside a large trailer may be an option for interstate transportation.
Towing is another option, although rarely used for long distance interstate transport. Towing can be handled with a lift truck if the food truck is small, or with a large rollback truck for medium to large food trucks.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average cost to ship a Food Truck Trailer?
It's impossible to estimate the exact cost of transporting your food truck trailer because a shipping company must consider aspects like traffic flow and weather conditions.
Of course, distance is the most significant factor. If you want your trailer taken to a new state, it'll cost more because the per-mile numbers will add up.
Since a food truck trailer is relatively light and companies may transport it on a small flatbed trailer, the total cost is much lower than transporting other pieces of heavy equipment.
Still, weather and traffic affect the cost because they impact the amount of fuel the driver uses during the journey.
What is the best option to ship a Food Truck Trailer?
Food truck trailers weigh between 1500 and 2000 pounds and are 8 feet wide and 16 to 18 feet long. These numbers mean they aren't oversized loads since the limit is 46000 pounds. Their low weight makes transporting them relatively easy.
A sturdy flatbed trailer is usually the most efficient choice for transporting a food truck trailer because a 50-feet flatbed can hold up to 40,000 pounds. Sometimes, a shipping company might even utilize a smaller flatbed trailer.
Even if the trailer is slightly wider than a flatbed, around 20 feet in length, it's easy to balance the trailer because it has no edges or boundaries to hinder the loaders, and it's also easy to push it on.
Why should I ship a Food Truck Trailer?
While food truck trailers usually travel across the country or city, stopping at different locations, they're in service at the time and actively sell food to customers for set hours. If you have a food truck that's out-of-service or brand new, you must handle it carefully.
Transporting it over a long distance is not feasible because a food truck trailer isn't designed for long travels. It's a machine that stops frequently and usually only travels small distances simultaneously.
You should hire a reliable transport company to take it to a new location because they have professionals who can handle it carefully and load and unload it without damaging it.