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About Flatbed Automobile Shipping Services
Unlike open shipping and enclosed transportation methods, flatbed automobile shipping isn’t all that common. Most customers simply don’t need a flatbed truck, and the number that do really isn’t all that large. Because of this, flatbed shipping tends to be low on the totem pole for a shipping company, and most require you to call in to get a quote for a flatbed hauler. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. Many times, the vehicles that require flatbed shipping services are too big for a standard carrier. This requires the carrier to get the dimensions of the vehicle in question, to determine if they can ship it at all. If they can,
Is flatbed automobile shipping popular?
No, it really isn’t, and this is problematic if you need it. There aren’t a lot of customers that do need it to begin with. This means that there’s less demand, and the market is smaller. A smaller market means fewer companies in that market, and in this case those companies are the haulers. Flatbed automobile shipping, as such, tends to be more expensive. This is also partly because of the vehicles that they ship. Flatbed haulers handle any vehicle that is too large to fit on a standard truck. This includes oversize pickup trucks and cargo vans, construction equipment, farm equipment, tractor trailers, travel trailers, motorhomes, and much more.
Because these vehicles are so large the dimensions are required. The dimensions they need will be the height, width, length and approximate weight of the vehicle. All of those you should be able to find online, and any representative can help you find them. This is another reason to get flatbed automobile shipping quotes over the phone. You will be able to get a more accurate quote that reflects what you are shipping. You can discuss shipping services, time frames and pay tables and how long everything will take. They can explain how your vehicle will affect the shipping process and so much more.
Do shipping companies give quotes for flatbed automobile shipping services?
Most auto transportation companies today give out quotes for open auto transport services along door to door routes. This is the standard method and as such their standard quotes are for the standard method. Nothing too surprising there. For flatbed automobile shipping quotes your best bet would be to call and speak to a representative about that. Agents that can give quotes over the phone can quote a variety of different services including flatbed shipping. This will yield more accurate quotes overall and will lead to a better shipping experience for you. While we cannot give quotes over the phone, you can call us any time at 800-384-1253. Our agents can answer questions and get you on the right track for your shipment.