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Equipment Shipping

Equipment Shipping

Major US freight companies and freight services for commercial equipment shipping. Door to door freight rates. Pick up and delivery to all US locations.

What Qualifies as Heavy Equipment?

Heavy equipment is defined by its size and weight. This constitutes machinery like tractors, cranes, forklifts, and large industrial equipment. Due to the varying sizes of this machinery, such equipment could potentially require specific carriers that specialize in their carriage. Freight rates could also vary greatly.

What Should I Know About Heavy Equipment Shipping?

  • Know how to properly measure the dimensions of your heavy equipment.
  • If you are not certain of the machinery’s specs, research the brand.
  • Can it be crated or boxed?
  • Know what equipment, if any, may be required to properly load and unload your heavy equipment.
  • Know if any permits will be required for your heavy equipment shipment, especially if you are shipping internationally.
  • Know what is covered under your transporter’s insurance, and know if you will need to purchase supplementary freight insurance through FreightCenter.
  • Know how to properly prepare your equipment for shipping in order to prevent any damages from occurring.
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We provide competitive freight shipping prices and an all-inclusive, easy-to-use shipping experience for our customers. Exceeding our customers’ expectations results in thousands of satisfied customer reviews and repeat business. We believe in the power of our customer relationships. Check out FreightCenter reviews from real customers, and learn what they have to say about their freight shipping experience!

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  • 2021 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
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  • 2020 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
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Why Choose FreightCenter For Equipment Shipping Services?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to refrigerated freight shipping services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of refrigerated freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their refrigerated freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

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25 Years In Business
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More Tips on Heavy Equipment Transport

The first and most crucial step in shipping heavy equipment is to have accurate dimensions and weight. This information helps our freight agents determine what type of truck will be needed and what class your freight will fall into. Providing as much detail as possible will aid our agents in getting you the most accurate quote estimate, which means no surprises for you on shipping day.

How To Prepare Heavy Equipment For Shipping

Before the carrier service arrives, you will need to take the necessary steps in order to ensure your equipment is protected and secure from any unfavorable conditions it may come across during its shipment. Please be aware that any improper packaging may decrease or invalidate the carrier’s liability for damage claims or loss. If you are unable to put your freight in a box or crate, you can fasten it to a pallet with strapping tape. Just ensure that you have covered any exposed corners or finishes with blankets or heavy-duty cardboard and strapping tape. If you’re still worried, contact us.

If you are planning to ship your equipment in a crate, check out our post on how to create your own DIY Crate in order to secure your shipment. Simply keep in mind to account for the crate and other packing materials in the final weight in order to guarantee that your freight quote is correct.

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