Business relocation can be costly if you hire people who lack the proper vehicles, insurance, and expertise in transportation. To protect your property, only work with a reputable firm that you can verify does quality work and operates within the law. Here are important reasons why you need to work with skilled and knowledgeable professional machinery movers.
Characteristics of Quality Machinery Movers
- capable of providing proper vehicles for size or weight
- in business for many years and can provide references
- able to assess your needs and offer advice for cost efficiency
- takes proactive safety steps with guarantees for property protection
- strong, clear communication skills
- offers 24/7 on-call service
- able to meet delivery deadlines
While budget should be a top concern, you must view experience as a higher priority to make sure your equipment doesn't get lost or damaged. Drivers should also have plenty of knowledge and access to information about the regulations associated with every state in which they travel.
Just in case your movers get into an accident and damage your equipment, they need to have the proper insurance. Even the most experienced drivers can be involved in an accident caused by a vehicle breakdown or another driver. So to avoid heavy losses of assets, make sure you understand what the insurance covers. For high-end valuable equipment you may need extra insurance just to be safe.
Keep in mind that every move is unique and requires adequate planning by your movers. They should take inventory of all your belongings prior to the move and devise a moving plan that satisfies your needs while meeting industry standards and government regulations. That's why strong customer service skills are essential.
Dismantling and Assembling Equipment
True top of the line machinery movers know how to dismantle large machines and assemble them at the destination site. Find out what their background is in the specific equipment you need to move and their learning curve on cargo they haven't worked with before. It helps when the mover is also a rigging company that has moved a wide range of oversized loads. An important reason for working with a company that's familiar with moving industrial equipment is that they can properly lift heavy loads.
Special care must be given to electronic equipment, which seasoned machinery movers thoroughly understand. Many businesses rely on computers for storing critical business software and confidential data. It's also helpful and more flexible if your moving company provides storage as well.
Moving your business will be smooth if you hire the right professionals who are rich in transport experience, skills, and knowledge. For more information on machinery movers and getting your property transported to a new location contact Southwest Industrial Rigging at 602.278.6281.