The definition of equipment can be pretty broad. We could be talking about farm equipment, or we might be talking about machinery from a paper mill. The one thing that all equipment tends to have in common is that at some point, it will need to be moved. Maybe it’s being moved after a sale, or maybe it’s being moved to a new location after a business relocates. The possibilities are endless but one thing is certain: you need to find an equipment moving company that will be able to get the job done.
As you’re looking at some of your larger equipment we’re pretty sure that the idea of moving it yourself never really crosses your mind, and with good reason. It can be extremely taxing and if done improperly it could pose a serious threat to other drivers on the freeway. For example, one of the most common issues is failing to secure equipment properly, causing it to move around freely within the box. A simple jolt could easily cause the equipment to slam into the side of the truck, potentially breaking through or causing the entire vehicle to overturn. That being said, you can see just WHY it is important to have a professional get the job done for you. Not only that, it will be cheaper.
Choosing the Right Company for the Job
We can’t say it enough: make sure that you’re choosing the right company for the job when you’re looking to move a piece of equipment. It’s more important than you realize, and it all starts with taking a look at their customer satisfaction ratings. One of the biggest and most important questions that you can ask, is how long the company has been doing this for, and how successful have they been in the past?
If you take a look at our reviews online you will see that we have managed to easily exceed all expectations and have managed to keep all of our loads perfectly safe for the duration of the transport. As you can see, there is a lot to like here when it comes to our services, and we’re able to ensure that your equipment gets there safely.
How Much Does it Cost?
The equipment shipping price that you’re going to be dealing with will depend heavily upon the road conditions, the distance, and even the weight of the load that is being carried. Something that many people overlook when hiring an equipment moving company is the weight. One of the biggest problems, of course, is the freeway and the laws surrounding it. Typically, a truck with a heavy load will need to pass through a weigh station to make sure that it is within the standard laws, and that it is compliant.
Distance will also determine the price as the equipment moving company that provides you the equipment transport quote will need to calculate the cost of fuel as the truck moves from place to place, the permits that will need to be obtained, and several other factors that we will be more than happy to discuss as the date of your departure grows near.
How Long Does it Take?
This is yet another very common question: how long does it take for a shipment to be completed? We would like to say one very important thing: make sure that you are planning ahead. A huge mistake that many people still tend to make is to make the shipment and expect it to be there within a day. As with everything else it all depends on the length of the journey as well as the destination. For example, some routes may be more difficult than others, and it may take time to obtain the necessary permits.
That being said, you will need to understand that every single trip is going to be different, but the general delivery date, at least for short trips is going to be somewhere between two to three days. Now, in the case of a journey that will be taken across the country, from coast to coast, for example, you can expect it to spend much more time on the road, and of course, you can expect it to be much more expensive.
As you consider the price of your journey you should also consider the importance of making sure that you have a company behind you that can really get the job done. You want your cargo to arrive on time, and most importantly, you want it to be in great condition when it gets there. It might sound like a tall order, but we have it well in hand. Call us today for more information on shipping and get ready for a smooth delivery.