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Shipping Machinery with uShip

When you need to ship a piece of machinery, let uShip take the stress out of the process. This includes small personal lathes to 30' wide water jets, and covers any destination on Earth. We’ll help you figure out how to ship machinery, help you get shipping rates from reliable transporters, and give you some tips along the way. Should you need any help along the way, contact us and we’re happy to provide some roadside assistance.

uShip’s marketplace is perfect for finding the best machinery shipping company at the best rate. Create a shipment listing that details your machinery transportation needs. Service providers who specialize in hauling machinery will then give you shipping rates. You can ask them questions and review their carrier profile so you know you’re working with the best.

How to Transport Machinery

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

Shipping machinery requires planning. Consider your dates, timeframe, and locations for both pick up and delivery. Do your best to know any special equipment the transporter may need to load or unload your shipment. Be prepared with the make, model, dimensions, and weight of the machinery. Include any tool heads or extra items that need to be shipped alongside, if you'd like it crated, and notate any hazardous or flammable liquids such as solvent, oil, and lubricants. Upload photos of the equipment as well. The more information you can provide in the listing, the better.

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2 | Choose the Best Machinery Shipping Company

Once your shipment listing is complete, you’ll start getting rates from transporters as they compete to be awarded your machinery shipment. This ensures you get the best shipping rates from reliable heavy haul companies. As the quotes come in, ask the transporters questions about their services and experience in shipping machinery like yours.

Every transporter with uShip has a carrier profile with their transportation history, safety records, and customer rated feedback. Be sure you review these profiles to find out more about the transporters’ history with machinery shipping, and the experience their previous customers have had. You can also make sure they have any special licensing they may need, and see that they have cargo insurance to cover your equipment. You can also purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip. After talking with the transporters and reviewing their profiles, you can feel confident you’re choosing the best machinery shipping company.

3 | Machinery Shipping & Delivery

After you have chosen your transporter, contact them directly with any additional details, concerns, or questions you may have about your machinery transport. Be sure to communicate with them regarding any special instructions for pick up or delivery. Provide any third party contact information that may make for a smooth shipment. Communication with your transporter throughout the shipment is of great importance, and if you have any issues communicating with your service provider, let us know. We’re here to help before, during, and after your machinery shipment is complete.

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How Much Does Machinery Shipping Cost?

The cost to ship machinery depends on quite a few things, like the dimensions and weight of the equipment, the distance for transport, and the timeframe. The average cost for shipping machinery is $0.71 per mile for shipments under 1000 miles, and $12.39 per mile for shipments under 100 miles. Visit our cost to ship heavy equipment page for more insight into what your machinery shipping may cost, and the shipping process with uShip.

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Machinery Commonly Shipped Through uShip

  • Lathes (Large and Small, CNC or Manual)
  • Mills (All Sizes, CNC or Manual)
  • Laser Tables
  • Saws
  • Drill Presses
  • Shears
  • Presses & Stamps
  • Welders & Plasma Cutters
  • Tubing Benders
  • Water Jets

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