Shipping Rates Definition
Shipping refers to the physical movement or transport of a product from one place to another. Therefore, when you buy machinery, its movement from the manufacturer or your point of purchase to your preferred destination is referred to as shipping. Shipping rate is the money you pay to a heavy equipment transport company to deliver your purchase.
Shipping rates are also known as transportation costs, hauling fees, or freight charges. Shipping rates are influenced by numerous factors, but choosing reliable companies such as Heavy Equipment Transport ensures that you get the value for the rates you pay.
What Factors Influence Shipping Rates
Desired Shipping Speed - At Heavy Equipment Transport, our shipping rates depend on how fast you need your product shipped. Urgent deliveries cost more because the company has to put more effort into expediting the shipment process.
Your Equipment Type - At Heavy Equipment Transport, we ship all types of large and oversized cargo. Some equipment requires more manpower and attracts other costs such as pilot cars. The more complex your item is to handle, the higher the shipping rates.
Destination Location - The more the distance a heavy transport has to cover, the higher the shipping rates. If your item is far from its origin point, you are likely to pay more shipping costs.
Shipping Insurance - Heavy equipment transporting companies have to purchase shipping insurance for the cargo being delivered. The insurance required for the different heavy cargo categories influences the shipping rates.
Do all Heavy Equipment Companies have similar shipping rates?
All heavy transport companies have their unique logistics. Their daily expenditures are not standardized. They are located in different parts of the country, and they enjoy different economies of scale. Their business models are also vastly dissimilar. This means that their shipping rates vary. At Heavy Equipment Transport, we endeavor to ensure that our prices are competitive, yet among the most affordable.
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Meet The Team
Here are just a few leading team memebers out of 80+ Specialists.
Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Brian Goncharsky is the Fort Lauderdale, FL branch manager. He specializes in moving oversize loads, semi trucks, and more. Brian leads by example and always makes sure that his clients have the best shipping experience possible. He is a highly experienced transport agent ready to take on any shipment.Brian Goncharsky Branch Manager
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
Sam Duncan is proof that one can love coming in to work! Sam always comes in to the office with the positive energy required to get the job done and he’s never too busy to take or return a phone call to ensure customer satisfaction. Native Floridian that grew up in Miami so he's used to the fast pace hussle.Sam Duncan WPB, FL Branch Manager