You've purchased (or plan on purchasing) new machinery for your business. After you've found the perfect equipment, you need to figure out how you're going to get it to its final destination. This is where industrial machinery transport services come in. Before you decide on an industrial machinery transport company, consider the following.
Diversity in their capabilities
There is very little standardization in these types of shipments because they're all unique. Therefore, a company that offers specialty freight services should be able to handle almost anything you need to be transported.
Your own requirements
Before you start looking for a freight forwarder, you need to understand what you specifically will need. You should determine what mode of transportation you are looking for, as well as the specific services you need. Lastly, you need to determine what volume you plan to ship so you are prepared when you hire a freight forwarder.
Most freight forwarders are required to have insurance for heavy jobs, but you want to make sure they have a level of insurance that will cover your machinery. This way, if anything were to happen to your cargo during transport, you are covered.
Reputation and experienceYou want to work with a company that has a good reputation and the right amount of experience. A company that has been in business for several years knows how to handle unique situations like industrial machinery transport, and you can trust that they know what they're doing.
When dealing with heavy equipment and machinery, safety is of the utmost importance. You want to make sure that the company you're going to work with has safety measures in place to guarantee the safety of your machinery and its workers.
The value of freight moved is expected to increase from $882 per ton in 2007 to $1,377 per ton in 2040, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Your cargo has tremendous value, and it should be treated as such by the industrial machinery transport company you choose. Diversified Transportation Services meets the requirements you need to transport your industrial machinery.
Whether you're a company looking to improve one facet of your supply chain, your entire supply chain, or simply looking for a transportation and logistics consultation, we can help.