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Shipping a Stand Up Forklift

What's in this article?
  1. Stand Up Forklift Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For Stand-Up Forklifts
  3. Qualities To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  4. Preparing Your Stand-Up Forklifts For Shipping
  5. Let Us Handle Your Stand-Up Forklifts Shipping
Shipping a Stand Up Forklift

Stand Up Forklift Transport Services

The cost of shipping a stand-up forklift is determined by a number of variables, including size and dimensions, overall distance, weight, shipment deadline, and mode of transportation.

If you're searching for "stand-up forklift shippers near me," look no further than A-1 Auto Transport. We've been in business for years and are industry leaders in handling and shipping all types of heavy-duty machinery and equipment, including stand-up forklifts.

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Cost Shipping Factors for Stand-Up Forklifts

Every stand-up forklift has a different shipping and hauling process. As a result, we are unable to give you a precise quote until we have additional information regarding the size of the stand-up forklift being delivered, its shipping route, the deadline for shipment, and other pertinent details. However, the cost of transporting a stand-up forklift is typically influenced by these features.

  • Size (Dimension): Naturally, the cost of shipping depends on the size of the heavy-duty stand-up forklift you intend to move. Transporting huge stand-up forklifts is more expensive than moving a smaller one. For example, shipping a heavy-duty stand-up forklift will be slightly more costly since it counts as an oversize load.
  • Weight: The weight of the item will also affect the shipping price for stand-up forklifts. Forklifts, for example, may need to be disassembled into smaller pieces, and large trucks may be needed to ship them. Lightweight equipment, on the other hand, is simpler to secure, load, and transport.
  • Distance: Transporting stand-up forklifts over long distances will cost much more than doing so over short ones because shipping fees are usually assessed per mile traveled. Although the overall cost would be much lower, you will pay more per mile for short journeys compared to lengthy ones.
  • Domestic or Overseas: The movement of stand-up forklifts requires the use of a cargo ship, and shipping it internationally is far more difficult and complicated than doing so domestically. The cost of shipping internationally as a whole is more expensive as a result.
  • Delivery Deadline: Your stand-up forklift's shipping fee will be more expensive if you need it expedited than it would be if there were no deadlines. Therefore, preparation can help you get the best deal and allow plenty of time for your equipment to arrive.

Qualities to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Here are a few traits to look for while evaluating the best shipping companies.

  • They need to have a proven track record of excellence in the transportation industry.
  • They have to provide employees who are qualified and licensed.
  • They should have at least the most basic insurance protection.
  • The business needs to be BBB-approved and DOT-certified.
  • To meet your needs, they ought to provide a variety of delivery options and features.

Preparing Your Stand-Up Forklifts for Shipping

It is necessary to fulfill certain preparation requirements. These requirements usually stay unchanged.

  • Before delivering the stand-up forklift, make sure to give it a complete cleaning.
  • Clear the stand-up forklift of any hazardous materials. These include oil, fuel, and the like.
  • Note down any damage your forklift has sustained. Take pictures of the interior and exterior before the shipment to document the state.
  • All necessary documentation should be on hand.
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Let Us Handle Your Stand-Up Forklifts Shipping

We think of ourselves as the best on the market when it comes to shipping stand-up forklifts. To find out more about our shipping services, give us a call at 1-888-849-2447 or contact us online.

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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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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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