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Shipping A Material Handling Trailer

What's in this article?
  1. Material Handling Trailer Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Material Handling Trailer
  3. Additional Shipping Services
  4. Peak Shipping Periods
  5. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  6. Preparing Your Material Handling Trailer For Shipping
  7. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your Material Handling Trailer
Shipping A Material Handling Trailer

Material Handling Trailer Transport Services

Material Handling Trailers are used in the movement of materials from one location to another.

Moving a trailer is no small task, and because of this, many companies and businesses prefer hiring professionals to handle the transportation of such equipment.

While it is possible to transport a material handling trailer yourself, it is best if a professional handles it.

You might be wondering what the cost of shipping a material handling trailer will be. Well, it can range from $800 to $5000. A shipping quote from A-1 Auto Transport will be able to provide you with an exact shipping cost.

Cost Shipping Factors for Material Handling Trailer

Some factors affect the shipping cost of a material handling trailer. They include added shipping services and the time of the year when shipping will occur.

Additional Shipping Services

Sometimes, certain services need to be added to the shipping process. The addition of such services comes with an increase in shipping costs.

In the event that the trailer you want to ship cannot be operated, it must be towed or lifted with a crane. This will add to the overall shipping cost. There are other additional services, like vehicle inspection if you are shipping it from a seller.

No matter the case, find out if you need the additional service you are being charged for. If you do, it will be best to get it.

Peak Shipping Periods

The time of the year that your company chooses to ship its material handling trailer will influence the shipping rate you are charged. While the variations might not be drastic, there will be variations.

The summer period is the time of the year when many individuals and companies need shipping services. There is a lot of shipping all over the world in the summer months, leading to high demand for shipping companies.

These high demands drive up the shipping rates. So, if you ship your material handling trailer in the summer, you will pay more than you would if it were autumn.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

The sort of shipping company you hire can determine if you have a great shipping experience or if you end up with damaged equipment. When looking for a shipping company, look for a company that offers shipping options and has a functioning customer care center.

Shipping options are important because not every shipping method fits every scenario. To choose the shipping method that meets your needs, you need a company that offers different shipping methods.

You will need clarification on many things throughout the shipping process. You need a company that you can easily contact. You should hire a company with a customer care center that is easy to reach. Also, hire a company that gives you satisfactory answers.

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Preparing Your Material Handling Trailer for Shipping

  • Check the trailer for mechanical faults and fix them before shipping the trailer.
  • Make sure the documents of the trailer are updated and intact before shipping.

Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Material Handling Trailer

We are ready to ship your trailer. Hire us by dialing 800-452-2880 or visiting our website.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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