Transporting a truck or heavy equipment is no easy task. The majority of companies lack the know-how to properly handle a car, let alone truck or heavy equipment transportation. It is best to work with a company who is experienced or specializes in heavy equipment transportation. You will also need a trucking company that’s reliable, has the experience, and has the equipment to get the job done. You can take advantage of the multitude of benefits that are associated with a truck shipping service from an established company.
Securing the Equipment For Safe Transportation
Depending on your personal need you must decide on an open or enclosed trailer to transport your truck. Open trailers such as flatbeds, RGN (removable gooseneck trailer), and drop -deck trails are a much cheaper travel option. However, when you use open trailers you need to remember your truck will be exposed to the elements. The Truck will be tied down with chains, nylon straps, and choked to prevent movement. Chains can cause unnecessary stress on the vehicle if overtightened and lose chains and strap can bang against the truck causing damage. So securing the truck to the bed of the trailer is very important. You need to make sure your transporter knows how to secure your vehicle properly.
Location for Truck Shipping
You will have a decision of choosing a dropoff location. Some transporters drop off the vehicle at a central hub or dealership location. You would travel to the location to collect your truck. It is possible to arrange for the loading and unloading at a location that is more convenient for you. Some companies, like American Lighthouse, deliver directly to your door.
Truck Shipping Requirements
There are several documents that may be necessary for your shipment. You will need the ID, the registration, insurance, and the title. The transport company may also need to fill out additional documents such as route surveys and over-sized permits. Make sure the vehicle is as clean as possible. Remove any personal belongings. Make sure the gas tank is not full because it adds unnecessary weight. Make any mechanical issues on the vehicle before transporting. Check the tires are properly inflated to ensure a smooth loading and unloading experience.
About American Lighthouse Transportation
American Lighthouse Transportation has been serving shippers with honesty and integrity throughout the United States, since 1998. You can depend on our experienced and knowledgeable management team, drivers, and support for all your shipping needs. We communicate effectively to make sure your shipment arrives safely, accurately, and on-time! You can count on us for personalized customer service, expert guidance, accurate anticipation of potential setbacks, and possible workarounds and solutions.
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