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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.

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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 888-230-9116. 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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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
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