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Shipping a Interstate Freight

What's in this article?
  1. Interstate Freight Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Interstate Freight
  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 For Interstate Freight Shipping
  8. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship For Interstate Freight
Shipping a Interstate Freight

Interstate Freight Transport Services

Freight originating in one state and heading to another is known as interstate freight. During the shipment, the commercial vehicle crosses state borders, and the trucks may go across several states with a consignment. Cargo traveling from the United States to Mexico or Canada is considered interstate freight; in this case, foreign authorities are involved.

It is important to note that these massive machines may weigh very different amounts. Shipping firms are often asked to transport such massive machinery.

The price per mile for transporting heavy equipment may vary from $1.00 to $5.00 depending on the route, truck type, and time required to complete the transportation.

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Cost Shipping Factors for Interstate Freight

Costs of interstate freight shipments are affected by several factors. Firms usually base their final quote on the type of equipment being transported, the distance between the origin and destination, and the item's weight.

Type of Heavy Equipment Being Shipped

Moving large machines is one of several transportation services. Others supply mining equipment, tractors, and agricultural equipment, while others specialize in construction equipment. Keeping in mind the transport expertise of different heavy equipment shipping companies is essential when comparing estimates and prices.

Transportation Distance

Compared to shipping heavy equipment across the country, it is much less expensive to send it locally or to another state. It won't matter if you are just delivering a modest amount of stuff; you'll still have to pay more per mile than you'd think. It might be cheaper to transport heavy equipment over short distances, but the cost per mile is higher.

Weight

Among the factors that contribute to the cost of shipping heavy equipment is the weight of the equipment. When shipping heavier and larger heavy machinery, it is often more costly to send lighter and smaller equipment than heavier and smaller equipment.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Numerous heavy equipment transportation companies are available to transport your heavy equipment. Your needs will determine which firm is right for you. There is no doubt that there is one that is perfect for you.

Research shipping companies before choosing one. All of the information you need, including customer evaluations, will be available if you follow all of the procedures correctly. It's beneficial to get other opinions as well.

You should choose a licensed shipping company. Licenses and rules related to transportation are issued by the Department of Transportation in the United States.

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Preparing for Interstate Freight Shipping

  • In order to deal with your transportation agency effectively, you must not be afraid to ask for assistance.
  • You should also make sure that you are adequately insured for the equipment you possess.
  • Cleanliness and functionality of your heavy equipment are essential. You may need to have a mechanic examine heavy equipment before transferring it.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship for Interstate Freight

If you want assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. To contact us, please call or visit our website. Equipment may be moved to any position of your choosing.

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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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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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