Rich Table of Contents
- About We Will Transport It
- The Route Between California and Texas
- Below are some examples of prices to ship heavy equipment from California to Texas
- Freight and Shipment Transportation Types
- Freight by air
- Freight by sea
- Freight by rail
- Freight by road
How Freight transport works from State to State
About We Will Transport It
Is your heavy equipment being shipped from or to California? The company to handle your transport needs is We Will Transport It. With over a decade of experience in heavy hauling, we can provide you with the best service. Each of our trailers is suitable for a different size of equipment, and our team of experts is ready to move your unit. No matter if you are shipping a full or partial load or even an oversized load, our knowledgeable representatives will handle everything.
The Route Between California and Texas
The route from California and Texas is roughly 1,400 miles from center to center via the I-40 route. Since both Texas and California are large in size, the number of miles will differ greatly depending on where within the states your pick up and drop off locations are. From California your equipment will travel west through Arizona and New Mexico and then south into Texas. The trip from California to Texas will take about two days. The price will be determined by the number of miles the equipment is being shipped and the size and weight of the unit.
Below are some examples of prices to ship heavy equipment from California to Texas
|From To||Shipping Quote||Miles|
|Beverly Hills California, 90210 to Austin Texas, 78705||$2,500||1,393 miles|
|Barstow California, 92311 to San Antonio Texas, 78213||$2,350||1,362 miles|
|Los Angeles California, 90004 to Dallas Texas, 75206||$2,650||1,441 miles|
|Sacramento California, 95835 to Fort Worth Texas, 76244||$2,800||1,714 miles|
|San Diego California, 92105 to Midland Texas, 79706||$2,100||1,034 miles|
* Prices shown above are from previous jobs we completed in 2023; they fluctuate depending on diesel and the time of the year.
Freight and Shipment Transportation Types
Freight by air
Freight transported by air is the fastest and is often used for goods that must be delivered on time. It is ideal for transporting goods quickly over long distances. A plane is used to transport goods by air freight. Electronics, jewelry, and pharmaceuticals are high-value, low-weight items that are ideal for it. Although only 3% of global freight is moved by air, it accounts for nearly 35% of the freight value.
The cost of fuel, handling, and security makes air freight more expensive than other modes of transportation. Some businesses may find it more cost-effective due to the speed of delivery.
Freight by sea
Globally, sea freight is one of the most popular modes of transportation. Over long distances, goods are transported by gigantic cargo ships, some of which can carry up to 165,000 tons. Suitable for heavy or bulky goods such as raw materials, automobiles, and retail products, it is cost-effective for long-distance transportation. Ocean vessels carry nearly 80% of all freight worldwide.
Freight by sea is cheaper than shipping freight by air, but the delivery time is longer. The shipping cost can also be affected by the cargo size, the distance traveled, and the type of vessel used.
Freight by rail
The rail freight industry transports goods by train, usually over long distances. Large volumes of goods can be transported with it. Cars, bulk commodities, and containers pulled from ocean vessels are among the most common cargo shipped by rail in the U.S. Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight can also be transported by train.
Rail transportation costs are generally lower than air or sea transportation but higher than road transportation. The mode of transportation is efficient. Businesses that need to transport large quantities of items should consider this service over long distances. They are also more environmentally friendly than trucks since they can move larger goods more efficiently.
Freight by road
Road freight, including LTL and full truckload (FTL), uses semi-trucks and trailers to transport goods. Almost any location with a road network can be reached by this mode of transportation. Retail products, perishable goods, and construction materials are commonly transported by road. More than 72% of U.S. freight is moved by truck.
The cost of road transportation can vary depending on the distance, cargo volume, and vehicle type, such as reefers or other specialized vehicles.
Does shipping cost less than freight?
The term freight refers to commercial purposes. Shipping goods can be done for commercial or personal reasons. It is generally cheaper to ship goods in bulk than in smaller quantities, which makes shipping more expensive than freight.
When it comes to hauling freight, what is the most expensive?
Here, I’m referring to heavy equipment like cranes, tractors, and excavators. The item is not commonly shipped, but it shouldn’t be excluded from expensive packages. A single freight shipment can weigh over 100,000 pounds and put you in the red by over $45,000.
How should heavy equipment be lifted?
To lift a load, bend your hips and knees, keep it close to your body, and straighten your legs. Heavy objects should never be lifted above shoulder level. Lifting or holding heavy objects should not be done in a twisting or turning motion
Freight Shipping demo jobs completed
1981 Kenworth w900 from Northeren Califonian going to Austin Texas. The equipemnt was over 12 tall so we dispatched out a RGN trailer to pick up. The customer also had some parts to go with the Kenworth. We straped down the missecellance part to the trailer and the total time of transit was five days.