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Shipping a Heavy Equipment Drayage

What's in this article?
  1. Heavy Equipment Drayage Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Heavy Equipment Drayage
  3. Type Of Heavy Equipment Being Shipped
  4. Transportation Distance
  5. Weight
  6. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  7. Preparing Your Heavy Equipment Drayage For Shipping
  8. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your Heavy Equipment Drayage
Shipping a Heavy Equipment Drayage

Heavy Equipment Drayage Transport Services

There are several types of heavy equipment, such as heavy machinery and earth moving equipment, which are meant to perform specific construction duties, such as earthwork operations or other significant construction projects. Heavy equipment transport is a form of specialty shipping that requires the services of professionals.

It is important to note that the weight of these large pieces of machinery can vary considerably. Shipping companies are frequently asked to haul heavy loads and machinery of such magnitude.

According to the route, truck type, and time required to transport heavy equipment, their price per mile might vary from $1.00 to $5.00.

Heavy equipment drayage is important machinery used in an intermodal hub for intermodal shipping. There are different types of drayage solutions; shuttle drayage, door-to-door drayage, and inter-carrier drayage.

Cost Shipping Factors for Heavy Equipment Drayage

There are many factors that affect the price of heavy equipment drayage services. According to the company, the final estimate is determined by the type of equipment being sent, the distance between the origin and destination, and the weight of the item.

Type of Heavy Equipment Being Shipped

Moving large machinery is the specialty of several transportation companies. There are some companies that specialize in construction equipment, while others provide mining equipment, tractors, agricultural equipment, and even general equipment. Comparing quotes and pricing from various heavy equipment shipping companies, it is essential to keep in mind their transport specializations, when comparing pricing and bids.

Transportation Distance

It is much cheaper to send heavy equipment locally or to another state rather than across the nation. Even if you are only transporting a small amount of product, you will pay more per mile than you might expect. Transporting heavy equipment over short distances can result in reduced total expenditures, but the cost per mile can be higher.


Shipping charges for drayage trucks for shipping containers are significantly affected by their weight. When it comes to shipping lighter and smaller heavy equipment, it is generally more expensive to ship heavier and larger heavy equipment.

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What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

There are several heavy equipment transportation companies that can deliver your heavy equipment. Which company is right for you will depend on your needs. The perfect company for you is certainly out there.

Research shipping companies before choosing one. If you follow all the steps correctly, you will obtain all the information you need, including user reviews. Getting feedback from people is helpful.

If you hire a shipping company, make sure it is licensed. The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates and issues transportation licenses and rules.

Preparing Your Heavy Equipment Drayage for Shipping

  • The heavy equipment you own should be clean and in good working condition. If you intend to move heavy equipment, a mechanic may have to inspect it before it can be moved.
  • It is also important to make sure that you have proper insurance for the equipment that you own.
  • It is important that you do not hesitate to ask for any services you may need from your transportation agents.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Heavy Equipment Drayage

Feel free to contact us for assistance if needed. Call or visit our website to get in touch with us to get your free shipping estimate. Equipment can be transferred to any location you choose.

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