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  1. Cost & Time To Ship Your Heavy-Duty Truck Examples
  2. Cost Factors In Transport Weight, Equipment & Truck Shipping Company Routes
  3. How Do I Know I Should Ship My Heavy-Duty Truck?
  4. Avoiding The Distance
  5. Save A Lot Of Time
  6. Save Money
  7. Better For Your Health
  8. Related Information
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A-1 heavy-duty truck transport is a nationally certified heavy-duty truck shipping company that delivers to all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska. With more than 25 years of experience in the auto shipping industry, we have a team of highly trained professionals with experience shipping trucks to and from any city in the United States. We combine top-notch commercial truck shipping service with rock bottom pricing to offer the auto transport industry the most affordable, highest-quality transport options. Aside from shipping a truck along with its lift kit, we transport cars in addition to the following vehicle shipping services in our enclosed trailers.

  • Antique and vintage trucks and pickups
  • Service and utility rigs
  • Tow and heavy-duty dump truck
  • Box, platform vehicles & flatbeds
  • Fire engines, garbage trucks, and more extensive service vehicles
  • Compact, mid-size and full-size pickups
  • Semi-truck and commercial vehicles (class 1 through 8)
  • Flatbed truck, hauling and delivery vehicles
  • Work trucks
  • Classic truck
Cost And Time Depends On Many Factors

Cost & Time To Ship Your Heavy-Duty Truck Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceTransit Days
Los Angeles to Las Vegas$540270 miles2-4 days
Memphis to Chicago$1060530 miles2-4 days
Atlanta to Detroit$1450725 miles3-5 days
San Diego to Dallas$27201360 miles4-6 days
Columbus to Seattle$28501425 miles4-6 days
New York to Houston$32601630 miles5-7 days
Miami to Denver$41302065 miles6-8 days
Portland to Memphis$44902245 miles6-8 days
Phoenix to Boston$53002650 miles7-9 days
Miami to San Jose$61403070 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of heavy-duty truck you are shipping.

*Additional insurance coverage is available.

*Call our toll-free number for specific pickup date requests and truck costs.

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Cost Factors In Transport: Weight, Equipment & Truck Shipping Company Routes

  • Weight & Size

Weight and size are critical factors in determining the cost of heavy-duty truck shipping, mainly because they can vary so much from one vehicle to another. There's a big difference between transporting a pickup, an F-150 and a cement mixer because of the difference in dimensions and tonnage.

  • Equipment Required

Different sizes may require special equipment to safely ship from one location to another, particularly the size and type of trailer needed. Some examples of the types of trailers used for transportation are flatbed, hotshot, single-drop, double-drop and step-deck, to name a few.

  • Location & Destination

As with any other type of heavy-duty truck transport, the delivery distance, and by extension the location and destination, also play a role in the overall cost of transporting. Mileage is a pretty simple cost to understand, but the delivery route also plays a part in determining the cost to ship a truck.

Some more frequently traveled delivery routes by freight companies tend to be less expensive than others (for example, Florida to New York is a popular truck delivery route that offers more options and cheaper pricing than others.) This is especially true for long-distance and cross-country transport. Heavy-duty truck shipping to and from a central metro area is generally a way of getting a good value when you hire a heavy-duty truck transport company.

Shipping Type Depends On Various Factors

How Do I Know I Should Ship My Heavy-Duty Truck?

Shipping a heavy-duty truck can be stressful, but it doesn’t always have to be complicated. Whether you decide to pay for a truck move across the country or hire an international commercial truck shipping carrier, there are limited options for hauling heavy equipment in an enclosed carrier.

If you’ve just bought your new truck online, are moving, are in a rush or don’t want to stay on the roads for days on end, shipping your truck would make better sense. Unlike a small vehicle that is less tedious to navigate, shipping a heavy-duty truck can be stressful.

Based on your heavy-duty truck transport method, here is how to know you need to ship a truck.

Avoiding The Distance

Moving from Florida to Miami can be a lot of fun, but if you’re planning to drive your truck across multiple jurisdictions, the miles the vehicle will rake in won’t be reversed.

Beyond contributing to wear and tear, adding mileage to the truck significantly plummets its resale value. Shipping your heavy-duty truck will help keep it in better shape and cut maintenance costs.

Save A Lot of Time

If you’ve ever hit the road from coast to coast, you certainly know how driving a heavy-duty truck can take ages.

Unless you’re dying to make a long trip, which wouldn’t be viable for a heavy-duty truck, shipping can save you time.

Although the difference can be a couple of days, hitting the road all this time will undoubtedly be tedious.

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Save Money

Shipping a cement mixer to the job site, for instance, needs to happen incredibly fast because even slight delays in the construction industry could cause heavy losses.

At the same time, long hours on the road causes fatigue, increasing the chance of an accident. When you’re worn down mentally and physically, resulting accidents could mean more money in repair costs.

Not to mention extended journeys that necessitate continual filling of the gas tank, paying for food and lodging. These costs could end up being more than the initial truck shipment quote.

Better For Your Health

If you’re looking to drive more than 10 hours a day, sitting on the road will eventually take a toll on your health. Some resulting issues like backaches and strains in the neck could lead to long-term complications.

To save yourself such health problems, it is only wise to hire a commercial truck shipping company.


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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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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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