If you’re shipping machinery, cranes, forklifts, and more, chances are that these cargoes are important to your business and livelihood. That means, when it comes time to find a heavy haul trucking company, you want to make sure you find a reliable, affordable, and experienced company. Whether you are an experienced project manager, an integral corporate member, or new to specialized transportation service, the following will give you some things to check on before placing your order…
Are You Getting A Low-ball Bait and Switch?
Be aware of a deceptive sales technique that involves advertising a low-price to attract customers only to then switch you to a much more expensive service option later. Your top priority when choosing trucking companies is to know what you are getting and know exactly how much it will cost. Make sure to get a precise breakdown of services and pricing. Always have a written contract and if it is sent digitally then make sure and save a copy.
Does Your Hauling Company Offer Door to Door Service?
Make sure the heavy haul trucking company you hire offers door to door service that ensures your shipment will be expedited to the location of your choosing. Door to Door saves you the logistic hassle, avoids hidden fees, and offers streamlined transportation. Door to door transport coordinates your entire shipment.
Does Your Hauling Company Have Reliable Insurance?
Besides having extensive safety measures in place, the heavy hauling services you choose should also be equipped with the proper insurance. Check to ensure not only that the company has insurance to cover the type of hauling you need, but also to cover the weight of your load. Before you assume that the company’s insurance will cover your own material being shipped, check to make sure that you won’t need to provide your own supplemental insurance in order to protect your investment. Even the shortest hauling trips or simplest jobs need to be insured. Accidents happen, and when they do, the costs can put a serious dent in your company’s finances.
Is Your Hauling Company Capable Of Hauling Your Equipment?
When it comes to choosing the right heavy-hauling companies, the most important thing that you should be looking for is whether or not they have the capability to haul the equipment or other loads you need to have moved. Even though the other details on this list are important, this should be the first thing you check when considering a company. Even if a heavy hauling company is perfect in every other way, if they don’t have the equipment necessary to perform the job you need them to do, you’ll be wasting your time. Before you start shopping around for heavy-hauling services, determine exactly how much you are going to need to have hauled. This will allow you to ask for accurate quotes for services once you do start checking out your different options.
When Is The Payment Due?
Make sure when employing your heavy haul trucking company you are 100 percent clear on when payment is expected. Have it written in the contract. Know exactly when you owe and hold your heavy haul trucking company to the contract. This way you will not have a problem with a slew of hidden fees right before processing.
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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