Heavy equipment hauling can be a difficult task, so it’s important to choose a company that specializes in big machinery delivery. Whether you choose to work with a broker, shipping company, or owner-operator company, you should always make sure to do some research and verify all credentials. Here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a heavy haul company.
Check Out Customer Reviews and Referrals
Firstly, you’ll want to research the company’s past performance. Look for customers who have used this carrier to transport similar shipments in the past to gain an idea of the level of service and safety that you can expect to receive.
Make sure that your heavy hauling company is appropriately licensed. Ask your transporter for their USDOT and MC numbers to gain useful information, including their safety rating. You can also investigate the background of your transporter by checking with the Better Business Bureau.
Consider Your Delivery Time
Try to find a big machinery delivery company that has relatively fast delivery times. An exceptionally long haul can mean that the transporter is making many transfers, which can lead to more wear and tear on your equipment. The safest move for your machines is one that is short with few transfers.
Verify the Insurance
Heavy haulers are required to have a certain amount of insurance. Make sure you inquire about the insurance and the transporter claims-to-damage ratio, which should be below 1.5%. Should you need more coverage, your transporter may provide the option of purchasing more insurance, or you can acquire it through a third party.
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