Equipment rental companies need to ship equipment when they first purchase it. If a company doesn’t have its own trucks and floats, it has to contact someone to haul the equipment. Shipping heavy equipment is expensive. You want to find a hauler that offers a reasonable rate.
But you also want the hauler to get your load to its destination safely and on time, while operating in a professional and legal manner.
“Whether you’re a small company who has purchased a used piece of equipment at an auction and need to get it home, or you’re a manufacturer of heavy equipment that ships many machines every day, most of the factors regarding carrier selection apply in either case,” says Clayton Fisk, president and CEO of The Machinery Haulers Association.
The first step is to get informed. Find out what trailer type is needed. This knowledge will help you eliminate some haulers as they might not have the trailer type you need. If you don’t know, by the time you speak to a hauler, it will be the first question they ask you.
Keep reading more about finding a company to transport equipment.