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Shipping a Tractor Trailer

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

Distance

It's crucial to consider distance when determining the cost of a product. Shipping 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, 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 shipment is picked up in a densely populated area, the rate can rise. Due to the fact that 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 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.

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 a heavy-hauling service 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 services and pricing should be provided.

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 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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