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Heavy Haulage with uShip

Finding a heavy haulage service couldn’t be easier with uShip. Our marketplace will not only give you access to the best transportation companies in your area, but they’ll be competing for your business. All you need to do is create a listing on uShip and let the best service come to you. You can view each company’s profile to see their moving history and customer reviews, making sure you find the best fit for your job. Whether you need to move construction or industrial equipment, the perfect transportation service is waiting for you on uShip.

How to Transport Heavy Equipment

uShip takes the heavy lifting our of transporting your heavy equipment!

1 | Create Your Listing

When you create your listing on uShip, be as detailed as possible. Be sure to include the make and model, weight and dimensions of your equipment. It’s also a good idea to include a picture so the transportation companies know exactly what they will be hauling and you can avoid any miscommunication. You’ll also want to consider if your equipment needs to be towed, moved on a tilt tray or if it requires a specific trailer. Don’t forget to include your intended budget, pick up and delivery locations and your time frame. Providing as many details as possible will ensure you ultimately find the best transporter for the job.

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2 | Choose the Best Heavy Equipment Transporter

Once you’ve posted your listing on uShip, transportation providers will begin contacting you with quotes as they compete for your business. Before choosing the lowest quote, make sure you peruse the company’s profile to ensure they have a good track record for transporting heavy equipment. You can also view their safety records, insurance policies and customer feedback. Don’t hesitate to ask them questions about their experience and knowledge, lifting methods and safe work practices to ensure you pick the perfect fit for your needs.

3 | Transport & Delivery

Now that you’ve chosen a transporter, you’re ready for your equipment to be transported and delivered. Go over any final details with your chosen transporter, such as the time and location for pick up and delivery, the total cost, and the details of any third parties who may be involved. Make sure you have payment ready at the agreed upon time to ensure a smooth transaction. If you encounter any issues along the way, contact us so we can help! uShip is here to make the entire process, from beginning to end, as easy as possible.

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How Much Does Heavy Equipment Transport Cost?

The cost to transport heavy equipment varies greatly based on the equipment being transported. The cost to ship heavy equipment longer distances, over 500 kilometre, averages $1.75 per kilometre, while shorter distance shipments average $5.00 per kilometre.

To get a better idea of what your heavy haul would cost, take a look at our cost to ship index. There, you’ll find hundreds of heavy equipment shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a better idea of how we work.

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Heavy Haulage Options

Most heavy haulage requires a tilt tray or tow truck, so make sure you discuss any special requirements with your transporter, such as low loaders, extendable trailers, specialty vehicles (such as tri-axle or quad-axle) or cranes. Check with your heavy haulage provider to determine if any special permits are required.

Heavy Haulage Recommendations

We recommend ticking the items off this list as you prepare for your heavy equipment to be transported.

  • Ensure you know the proper weight and measurements of your equipment for your listing.
  • Read through the customer feedback for any companies you are considering using.
  • Know what is covered in the transporter’s insurance policy.
  • Know which permits, if any, will be required for your heavy equipment shipment.
  • Ensure details for pick up and delivery have been clearly communicated.
  • Have payment ready at the agreed upon time.