Shipping Trenchers

There are many different types of trenchers including ones with table attachments. However, when it comes to transporting heavy duty trenchers used to cut through rock and other tough natural elements, it is best to let the professionals handle it. Hiring a transporter that offers heavy equipment shipping is the greatest way to assure a timely and safe arrival of your equipment.

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How to Ship Trenchers

Aside from hiring a reliable and experienced licensed transporter to deliver your trencher, you can assure its safety by preparing it accordingly. All transport companies will carry slightly different preparation requirements but most of them based on your decide to have the trencher shipped.

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Standard Preparation Requirements for Heavy Equipment Shipping

  • If the heavy equipment is to be packaged for its transport, refer to the owner’s manual for proper packaging techniques and materials. If you don’t own the manual, contact the manufacturer or check their website.
  • Disconnect any batteries or alarm systems
  • Empty any fluids
  • Secure all loose parts
  • Make lots of room for the transport company to come retrieve the heavy equipment
  • Have all the required permits ready or make sure the transporter has them ready in time
  • Cover any parts of the equipment that you don’t want exposed to outside elements if it is being shipped by means of open air services

When all of the preparation requirements are fulfilled, you can expect a much safer delivery process. Not only does fulfilling the prep work lessen the risks for your piece of heavy machinery, but for those tending to its transport too.

For insurance purposes, preparation is also essential. If you fail to properly prepare the machinery for its transport, the insurance company may deny a claim if one is made. The insurance coverage carried by the transporter is required to at least meet the minimal requirements by law. For longer distances, try to purchase additional insurance coverage through the transporter or call your insurance agent to see if your own policy covers the value of the trencher while it is in the hands of the transport professionals.

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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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