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Shipping a Tractor Trailer

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Tractor Trailer Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors for Tractor Trailer Transport
  3. Distance
  4. Shipment location
  5. Equipment dimension
  6. What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  7. Preparing Your Tractor Trailer Transport for Shipping
  8. Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your Tractor Trailer Transport
Shipping a Tractor Trailer

Tractor Trailer Transport Services

Due to the many factors at play, it is impossible to estimate the price of shipping large equipment. The price depends on the distance traveled; the shorter the length, the less it costs, and the longer the distance, the more it costs. It is also essential to consider the size of the equipment, the way of shipping, the pick-up and delivery preferences and locations, the season, the length of the shipment, and the kind of trailer being utilized.

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Cost Shipping Factors for Tractor Trailer Transport


It's crucial to consider distance when determining the cost of a product. Shipping a tractor-trailer or semi-truck from one coast to another is less expensive per mile than locally. It's vital to remember that whether you're traveling a great distance or only 50 miles transporting a semi-trailer, you'll be paying for the driver's time in both cases.

Shipment location

The location of the property is another factor that can affect the price. If the semi-truck shipment is picked up in a densely populated area, the rate can rise. Due to the fact that truck shipping drivers tend to be located in larger cities, where loads are most likely to appear, they are more likely to pick up shipments in densely populated areas. For traveling to retrieve the deadhead and retrieving the goods, the drivers will receive compensation. Geographically isolated locations are also subject to this guideline. A large city is more than 200 miles away, so you should be prepared to pay a higher semi-truck shipping rate than the average.

Equipment dimension

When determining the total cost of heavy shipping equipment, one of the critical factors is the dimension and weight. Because of the limited space available, certain pieces of equipment might need to be taken apart before being transported.

Semi-truck transport

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

Equipment carrying company has many things to consider before making a decision. The price is an essential consideration for many people, but less expensive does not always equate to better. It may finish up costing significantly more than a competent carrier would have. Choosing tractor or semi-truck shipping solutions is an important decision.

  • The hauler must be equipped with the right tools for the job.
  • The industry of heavy haulage is highly regulated. When using a transportation service, customers should verify that the company is licensed to transport a specific type of vehicle and particular weight.
  • Companies with a good reputation should be open about the safety precautions and practices they employ.
  • When working with a heavy-hauling company, proper insurance is essential.
  • Clear details about the company's semi-truck shipping services and pricing should be provided.
  • Also, be sure if the company can handle truck stacking in case you need to ship multiple semi trailers at once.

Preparing Your Tractor Trailer Transport for Shipping

Here is a step-by-step approach to preparing your heavy equipment for transport.

  • Get help from a support representative or your owner's handbook before putting your equipment into shipping containers.
  • Prepare the necessary documents and permits so the permits can move along more quickly.
  • Eliminate potential hazards by draining all liquids. Mixing fluids can lead to disaster.
  • Batteries and other power supplies should be disconnected before shipping.
  • Before shipping, label, inventory, and securely pack any components that need to be disassembled.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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