Tips for Choosing a Heavy Equipment Transport Company
Whether you need a company that will be able to ship heavy loads or you need a company to ship your vehicles from one location to another, you need to be able to find someone you can rely on. You also need a machinery moving company that is well-trained, knowledgeable in rigging and a company that has a positive reputation for shipping heavy loads. If you’re interested in this type of service but you don’t know how to find the right company for your needs, here are few factors you should consider, before making any final decisions.
Always Ask Questions
When you deal with any company, including one that offer heavy equipment hauling, you absolutely have to ask questions. Find out how long the company has been in business. You also should ask them what types of vehicles they have hauled in the past and if you think that they would be able to handle your equipment needs. You can also choose to visit the FMCSA and do a background check on the company to see if they have had any accidents in their past history. Another good question you need to ask is if they are able to transport your equipment from one location to another. Some companies only do it locally, while others can ship city to city or state to state.
Make Sure They Are Insured
There are no guarantees in life, and while the company may do their best to ensure that accidents are avoidable, sometimes you just can't guarantee everything will go perfectly from start to end. This is why its a good idea to make sure that they are insured while on the road. This way if anything happens to anyone in their company, including the driver, you won't be held responsible. Also, check to see if the offer cargo insurance – this is insurance that can be purchased to ensure that your equipment doesn’t get lost or damaged and if it does, you’ll receive a reimbursement back.
Find A Company That Offers The Services You Need
While manymachinery moving companies do offer only hauling services, some of the better ones will also take the equipment apart (if need be) and put it back together, as well as package it safely. Try looking into 5 companies that offer hauling of heavy equipment and dwindle down your choices from there. Once you reach the final two companies you should be more aware of who they are, what they offer, what their reputation is like, what prices they offer, etc which will allow you to make a more informed decision.
Evaluate And Inspect Your Equipment
This step will require you to take stock of each of the pieces of equipment you want to ship and see if anything is dented, broken, missing, etc beforehand. A lot of companies also actually prefer that you hire a field engineer to look at your equipment beforehand so that they know what to expect from point A to point B and they won't be held responsible for something that was already an issue before the haul.
Hire The Company!
If you need heavy equipment hauled be sure to contact Southwest Industrial Rigging, for all your rigging and shipment needs at 602-256-7161. You can also request a quote on the website here. Simply fill the form out and we will get back to you as soon as possible.