Shipping Heavy Trucks
There are several methods of transport you may have to choose from when you are looking for services to transport your heavy trucks. In most situations, your best option is an open air method of transport. This is the least expensive and most cost efficient method of transporting heavy trucks and equipment. When an open air method is chosen, your heavy truck is secured to the top of a trailer when transporting by ground.
If transporting the heavy trucks to another country, a flatbed ship may be the vessel used to complete the delivery. Regardless of how you choose to ship, licensed and trained professionals will care for the vehicles the entire time, assuring their safety.
The Importance of Insurance Coverage
Whenever you hire a transport company for heavy truck shipping services, make sure they have an adequate amount of insurance coverage they provide during the transport. By law, all transport companies are required to carry the minimum insurance coverage. However, when shipping such valuable vehicles, it is better to have insurance coverage up to the full value of the truck.
Ask the transport company what is covered under their insurance policy. If they do not provide coverage up to the full value of your heavy trucks, ask them if they can provide additional insurance coverage at a cost. You may also want to contact your own insurance provider to see if your trucks are already covered by them during a transport.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.