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.

Some Heavy Items We Commonly Ship

More Tips on Heavy Equipment Shipping

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 for any unfavorable conditions it may come across during its shipment. Please be aware that any improper packaging may decrease or invalidate the carriers 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.

How Do I Find the Right Carrier?

Heavy equipment shipping can be a difficult task and it’s essential that you choose a specialized carrier that is familiar and experienced with your hauling needs. That’s where FreightCenter comes in. FreightCenter has a vast network of carriers, and our expert agents are here to guide you in the right direction of choosing a provider that can meet those needs for you. We can also help you book your shipment with confidence knowing your equipment is in seasoned hands.

Do I Need Insurance?

The industry-standard liability cargo insurance coverage offered by all LTL carriers booked through FreightCenter is $.10 cents per pound. In addition, we offer our customers the ability to purchase supplementary freight insurance, which can be accessed directly during the freight quote and booking process. When purchasing heavy equipment freight insurance, ensure that you know what your policy covers and how to file a claim should the need arise.

How Should I Get Started With My Shipment?

Begin by getting a free freight quote online for your equipment. Not sure how to determine your equipment dimensions? No problem! Give our trained freight agents a call at 800.716.7608 to better assist you in accurately classifying your equipment.

If you are shipping internationally, this creates a whole new set of arrangements, as it is necessary that your equipment meets the import and export requirements of the accepting or departing country. Shipping to and from the United States and Canada can be done online with our free quoting system. However, due to country restrictions, shipments to Mexico and other countries will need to be processed manually.

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