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Shipping a On-Dock Rail

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

On-Dock Rail Transport Services

It is usually the shippers who handle on-dock rail services and transportation at a container terminal.

The cost of on-dock rail transportation is dependent on the route, the type of vehicle, the distance, and the amount of time it takes to move the goods. On-dock rail service transportation can cost between $1.00 and $5.00 per mile.

Rail cars used in an on dock rail facility e.g. the San Pedro Bay Ports

Cost Shipping Factors for On-Dock Rail Shipping

In order to determine the price of equipment delivery, there are several factors to consider. In order to arrive at a final estimate, we look at factors such as how quickly you need the item to be delivered, how heavy the heavy equipment is, and what kind of heavy equipment you are moving.

Transportation Speed

You might be able to negotiate a better price if you know how fast you need your heavy equipment delivered. However, if you need it sooner, the price will be higher. Depending on when you book, you are likely to pay the standard price, or even less if you are able to wait. In order to make sure that your package is delivered on time, it will require additional time and resources on the part of the organization.


Transport costs at on-dock facilities are directly affected by the weight of your equipment. Exporting heavier, bulkier equipment is normally more expensive than exporting lighter, smaller equipment.

Type of Heavy Equipment Being Shipped

Heavy equipment transportation is a specialty of many transportation companies. Consider the shipping specialization of the heavy equipment shipping business when searching for and comparing quotes from various heavy equipment shipping firms.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Your heavy equipment may be shipped by a variety of companies. It will depend on your particular needs which company will be best for you. Obviously, there is a method to selecting a shipping firm that meets your requirements when it comes to choosing a shipping company.

It is very important that you check that the company you are dealing with is licensed for shipping. Transportation companies are regulated and licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Make sure that you are thoroughly examining the firm you have chosen. If the search is done correctly, all vital information will be returned, including the customer reviews. It will give you some weight to your impression of the firm you wish to work for when you do this.

Preparing for On-Dock Rail Shipping

  • Your transport agency may need to hire equipment depending on the items you need to move. You might be able to obtain a specialty service from your transportation agency.
  • Make sure the battery is disconnected before transporting it to ensure its health.
  • Make sure that all equipment is clean and in excellent working condition before moving it. If a mechanic is required, take it to him first.
Ocean carriers near dock rail yards in Southern California

Get In Touch with A-1 for On-Dock Rail Shipping

We can provide support if you need it. The equipment can be delivered to the desired location. On our website, you can find information, or you can call 1-888-230-6512.

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