How To Ship An Oversize Vehicle At The Best Price
It can be difficult to ship a standard vehicle. But what about shipping an SUV? It can be difficult or easy depending on the vehicle and what we know.
Shipping large vehicles can be very difficult because they are so heavy. While a Toyota Corolla remains the same size no matter what year it is, vehicles of oversize dimensions vary. An F-450 tow vehicle is different from a lifted F-450, even though they are the same model.
It's not limited to factory vehicles. Anything that is too large is considered to be oversize. This includes transporting construction or farming equipment and lifted or extended vehicles, food trucks, and many other items.
These sizes make a huge difference in the cost of shipping a car. We'll show you how to ship an oversize car and what you can expect. Continue reading to learn how to ship an oversize vehicle.
How to ship an oversize vehicle
Standard-sized vehicles can be transported on standard-sized trucks when they are standard-sized. What is the truck size for the automotive transport industry? They are usually open ten-car carriers. Standard vehicles can also be fitted with enclosed transport trucks.
However, an oversize vehicle cannot be transported on a standard-sized carrier if they are too large. There are several options for shipping oversize vehicles.
First, the flatbed auto transport. There are two sizes to choose from: the lowboy and the tow truck. Tow trucks are used primarily for local transport services within a state. Lowboy flatbed trucks are the second type. They are used to haul construction equipment and farm equipment. They can also handle very long or extremely tall vehicles.
The wedge trailer is the second type of truck that can transport large vehicles. These are similar to giant ramps attached to larger pickup trucks. Wedge trailers can be adjusted to accommodate larger vehicles and are long enough for longer vehicles.
We might also need photos of your large vehicle. If we have any questions, please ensure that you are able to send us any photos of your vehicle.
What is the difference between a flatbed or a wedge?
Flatbed trucks and wedge caravans can handle large vehicles. There are differences that you should be aware of.
A typical flatbed truck cannot handle tall vehicles. Sprinter vans and taller vehicles have problems with clearance heights above the overpass. Carriers don't want to risk cutting the top off a car because it can't fit under an overhead.
They are also more expensive per mile because they can't transport more than one vehicle. These problems can be solved by wedge trailers. Wedge trailers can usually accommodate three cars. They can sometimes only hold one or two vehicles depending on their size, but that's okay. They have plenty of room.
Prices tend to drop for wedges that require multiple vehicles. However, a wedge that is used by most vehicles will cost more. A wedge is much easier to locate and easier to load and unload vehicles. They are the best choice for carrying oversize vehicles.
They will generally be the same price. Flatbed shipping is almost always priced per mile. This makes it difficult to find flatbed shipping rates. We are experts in this area and can help you get the right price for your shipment.
What are sub-models? Why they are important
We've only talked so far about very large vehicles. All oversized vehicles are big, but they don't always have to be food trucks or other equipment. They are factory-built trucks like the Ford F-350 that have been modified in one way or another.
These are the most frequently shipped oversize vehicles because people love to extend and lift their pickup trucks. We will need the dimensions of your pickup truck if it is extended or lifted.
What about a large, yet stock pickup truck?
Sub-models are an option. There are many sub-models available for pickup trucks. It doesn't suffice to state that you are shipping a Ford Pickup. We also need to know the type of pickup. This information is important when you calculate your auto transportation costs, especially if it's a low price.
This is important because each sub-model, for example, of the Ford F-Series will cost a different amount. The Ford F-150 will usually fit on a standard car. The price of an F-150 will vary depending on its type.
It can be confusing, as there are four options for F-150s: the XL (XLT), the Lariat, and the King Ranch. Each one has a different configuration, a different body style, and different engines. These factors will impact the vehicle's dimensions. Larger engines may not fit on standard carriers.
It is important to let us know the sub-model of your pickup. It doesn't matter if it's a Chevrolet Silverado or a Ford F-Series pickup. This will enable us to accurately quote your shipment and find the best carrier to transport it.
Dimensions, dimensions, dimensions
Let's now talk about large vehicles that don't come from a factory or are not stock. This includes things such as food trucks construction/farming machinery, and any other large, heavy items.
These types of vehicles will have different prices depending on how large and heavy they are. To give you an accurate quote, we will need to know the dimensions. These must be quoted per mile.
It doesn't suffice to tell you that it will be $1.00/mile or $1.25/mile. You need to know exactly what's being shipped. This is an example of what we mean.
Food trucks are food trucks. They have roughly the same dimensions as food trucks. Some trucks are longer than others, and some may be a little taller. However, the most important dimension is weight. A fully-loaded food truck can weigh thousands more than an empty, especially if it has all of the equipment. This will have an impact on your cost per mile and what type of trailer or truck can haul it.
We need to know the dimensions of anything that is large. It's even more important to have the dimensions if you're transporting a truck, a truck for food or any other commercial vehicle.
When shipping an oversize vehicle, the most important dimensions are its length, width, and height. You can measure your vehicle's dimensions with a tape measure. You can also find them online if you don’t want to do all that hard.
Move Car can help
We can help with any type of oversize vehicle. To get a quote, we need to know the dimensions. However, we often ship large vehicles and know how to move them.
If you are looking for a quote to ship an overweight vehicle, we recommend calling us. Our online form allows you to get a free vehicle shipping quote. Our quote form doesn't allow for all of that information. Additionally, speaking with a representative about your vehicle will provide more information and help you understand what to expect. This will make your quote much more accurate.
Give us a call. It's easy, free, and you don't have to make a booking with us. Don't be alarmed about the cost, as oversize vehicle shipping costs are much more than shipping a regular vehicle. Regardless, we can help you get it moved.