Posted By : Vehicle Shipping Agent
Heavy Haul Vehicle Shipping – Easy or Difficult?
The answer is both…
It is easy to define if you need special auto transportation needs. But, also technical in nature too.
- Does the vehicle fit inside a flatbed or enclosed shipping container? Usually the width is about 9 feet wide. Also about 9 foot tall is the rule of thumb, as most states the maximum height is 13’6″”, but the bed is usually close to 5 feet tall.
- Weight is also an important factor, as the transport may be inside those requirements but outside the weight range. The max additional load for a typical hauler is about 45,000 pounds.
- Odd Shapes are also to be considered. For example a sailboat (see below) may have a mast that can come down, but, is still very long. So, it would qualify for a heavy haul shipment, even though some of the other parameters may have been met.
Hope that helps, but, check with a professional vehicle transport company for their specifications! Each company and driver have different rules. Also, each State is different, so, if you are doing a multi-state transport there is even more to consider. But, the pros know the rules and regulations of transporting vehicles.
Ship Your Car Now does more than car shipping. They offer a full suite of Heavy Haul solutions as well. Check out this page for Heavy Haul Trucking. Check out this recent boat transport. Yes we do those too!