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Choosing a qualified transporter is your next step. Hauling Heavy Equipment can be a difficult task and requires choosing a Heavy Haul Company that specializes in this type of shipping. An experienced dispatcher can help take some of the guesswork out of the shipping process by working directly with a carrier or an owner/operator. Preparing your equipment for transport should be done prior to the day of the move. Special preparations for overweight or oversized equipment need to be considered to ensure that your equipment arrives safely, and is prepared for any adverse conditions that may be encountered in transit. Working with your trucking company will prepare you for any necessary permits you may need for the day of the move.
Insurance is required for all legal carriers, but additional insurance may need to be purchased in order for you to be properly protected when shipping heavy equipment. Knowing what your policy covers and how to make a claim should the need arise is important when purchasing heavy equipment freight insurance.
Heavy Haul Transportation Companies ship items that don’t fit on standard flatbed trailers. This type of freight is commonly referred to as Over-Dimensional or Over-Weight. When choosing a Heavy Haul Company, it is important to select a carrier that is experienced in heavy haul freight. Freight Monster™ has been moving heavy haul freight for over 12 years. We move hundreds of loads every year, and know what it takes to to get the job done right, on time every time.
Special shipping considerations must be used for heavy equipment because of it’s size and weight. Using a specialized hauler that meets the specifications of shipping bulldozers, cranes, tractors, or other heavy industrial or farm equipment ensures safe and efficient hauling. Providing accurate dimensions and weight for the transporter is the first step in shipping heavy equipment. These specifications help the transporter determine if any special considerations need to be made and what is the most appropriate type of transporter. Providing your freight specialist with accurate information allows him to give you a very accurate Heavy Hauling Quote. For more information in determining the dimensions and weight of your equipment, please consult your owner’s manual or an online equipment specification site, FreightSpecs.com. There are various heavy equipment shipping options that can be considered once these dimensions are determined. Heavy Equipment can be transported on any number of standard trailers, or may require a custom built trailer. It is important to carefully research your options to determine the best choice to fit your needs.