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.
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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