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How Does Construction Equipment Transportation Work?

Construction Equipment TransportationConstruction equipment transportation services are a bit different than shipping a standard vehicle. Construction equipment is often large and heavy and definitely something you don’t see every day (unless you work construction, of course). Things such as bobcats, bulldozers, or heavy-lift cranes and the like are way to big to fit on a standard carrier. It’s more than just size, too – while some things may be able to fit, dimensionally, on an open carrier, you also have to factor in weight. Construction equipment is heavy, often built to be durable and long-lasting due to the nature of the work it’s used for. As such, you need to have all the information ready to go when you’re on the hunt for someone to help you ship construction equipment.

A bit about how construction equipment transportation works

So most construction equipment can’t fit on a standard open or enclosed transport truck. Again, a lot of it has to do with the size and weight of what you’re shipping – construction equipment is big, after all. So, if you can’t use a standard open or enclosed carrier, how do car transporters ship construction equipment? Those that offer construction equipment shipping services often offer it via flatbed hauling. Flatbed trucks are designed to haul a variety of different vehicles, often focusing on those that standard shippers can’t haul. They’re the last-ditch effort of the auto transport industry, in a sense.

When you’re shipping construction equipment you’re going to need the dimensions of whatever it is. This is in addition to as much information about the equipment itself – year, make, model, etc. The more your agent knows about what you’re shipping the more accurately they can quote it. This is important especially with construction equipment transportation services, due to the variable nature of the cargo. The information you provide needs to be as accurate as you can get it, even if that means getting out there and measuring your construction equipment with a tape measure. This will yield better services, faster quotes and, most importantly, more accurate prices.

Can I get quotes for construction equipment transportation?

Of course you can. If you fill out our free form, you’ll get multiple quotes to ship any vehicle. More than that, the entire process is absolutely free.Your quotes are generally for open auto transport services. This is often the cheapest and most cost-effective method of transporting a vehicle today, especially if you’re shipping door-to-door. However, with construction equipment transportation, flatbed shipping may be required. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-384-1253. We have agents standing by who can answer questions and help you get your quotes. You can also fill out our free form and submit it to get quotes emailed to you within minutes.

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