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Shipping A Header

What's in this article?
  1. Header Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Header
  3. Transportation Speed
  4. Transportation Distance
  5. Transportation Method
  6. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  7. Preparing Your Header For Shipping
  8. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your Header
Shipping A Header

Header Transport Services

Headers are grain harvesting equipment. From the early twentieth century until the advent of the grain combine in the United States and Canada, it was common wheat harvesting equipment.

Although a header might weigh up to 4 tons, it has been reported that larger and bulkier headers are available. Shipping firms are often hired to transport headers.

Headers can cost anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00 per mile, depending on the route, the type of vehicle, and the time needed to transport them.

Cost Shipping Factors for Header

Costs associated with header hauling are influenced by a variety of factors. Final estimates are based on factors such as how quickly the item needs to be delivered, the distance between the origin and destination points, and the type of heavy equipment being transported.

Transportation Speed

Depending on when you need the equipment, shipping fees may vary. The faster the delivery, the higher the freight charges. In most cases, you will be charged the standard rate or even less if you wait. It will take additional money and effort on the part of the company to make sure your shipment remains on schedule.

Transportation Distance

It is much more expensive to send headers across the country than it is to send them locally or to another state. When delivering a small distance, shipping costs more per mile than popular belief would suggest. When hauling a header short distances, the overall cost is cheaper, but the cost per mile is higher.

Transportation Method

Depending on the kind of transport that you choose, the cost of heavy equipment transportation can differ substantially. We pass on the differences in price between various modes of transportation to you. A more expensive mode of transportation will cost you more. Land, sea, and air travel are all available to you among others.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

There are several heavy equipment shipping companies that can ship your header. The best one for you depends on your requirements. There is one that will definitely suit you perfectly.

Always do your research before choosing a shipping company. Performing this search correctly will provide you with all of the information you need, including customer reviews. It is helpful to see what others think about a company.

If you are considering using a shipping company, make sure it is licensed. Transportation licensing and regulations are under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Transportation.


Preparing Your Header for Shipping

  • Make sure your header is clutter-free.
  • It is also critical to ensure that your equipment is appropriately insured.
  • Before being transported, a header must be clean and in excellent operating order. Before it can be transported, the header may need to be examined by a mechanic.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Header

Please contact us if you need any assistance. Please feel free to contact us either through our website or by phone at 800-452-2880. If you need heavy equipment moved, we are able to do so wherever you wish.

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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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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