5 Questions to Ask a Heavy Haul Trucking Company

Hiring a professional trucking company for heaving hauling is extremely important. That’s because, regardless of the size or weight of your equipment, they’ll make sure everything is packaged, loaded, and delivered in a safe and efficient manner.

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It’s no secret that heavy haul trucking companies are heavily regulated. As a client, you reserve the right to conduct research and interview the company to make sure they’re adhering to all the regulations and requirements and not putting anyone’s safety at risk.

In this blog post, we’ve prepared a list of questions you need to ask a heavy haul trucking company before hiring their services.

1.     What’s Your Capacity?

The most important thing you need to know about the trucking company you’re willing to hire is if they have the capacity to fulfil your specific needs. Make sure you’re selecting a company that offers a variety of freight options for all kinds of heavy equipment and machinery and covers the most number of regions at a reasonable rate.

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You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 

Let me go through the different types of flatbeds and how we can determine what an overall rate for a shipment should cost.  This information should be used as a base line and not an actual rate.

Mileage is the factor in your total cost, however not all freight lanes cost the same. Cost also depends on freight volumes in and out of the area you choose.  Texas and Florida for example consumes more than it produces so there is more freight going into Florida and Texas then are coming out of Florida and Texas.  So, it costs more to ship a truck into Florida or Texas then out.  Most Brokers and Truckers use and online program like Power DAT as guide to assist with state to state rate costs that include fuel and tolls. 

 

You should know what's involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment. 
You should know what’s involved in a quote for a flatbed shipment.

 

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