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Shipping A Food Truck Trailer

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  1. A Food Truck Trailer Shipping
  2. Fast Food Truck Shipping
  3. Types Of Food Truck Shipping
  4. Call Today For Your Best Shipping Options!
Shipping A Food Truck Trailer

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 carts and 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 need food truck transport, either to a venue for a party or other event, it is best to hire a professional food truck shipping service 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.

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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 trailers.

Call Today for Your Best Shipping Options!

For fast, safe shipment of your food truck or other vehicle, contact A-1 Auto Transport. We are a reputable food truck transport company with experience shipping large, medium, and small sized food trucks. You can fill out the free quote form on this page. You may also contact an agent at 1-888-230-9116 for a fully inclusive quote to ship your food truck fast.

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