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Attributes To Look For In A Flatbed Service For Long-Distance Heavy-Equipment Transport

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Whether you own a mobile construction company or you buy and sell heavy equipment, there can come a time when you need to bring in the aid of a flatbed services provider to transport one or more of your pieces. These professional transporters are catered specifically to clients that may have unique transport needs. Here is a look at just a few of the things to look for in the best flatbed service for a long-distance heavy equipment transport.

The flatbed service can provide a varied array of shipping equipment. 

Heavy equipment can be a diverse lineup of different items with unique qualities. From dozers to track hoes and cranes, each of these pieces of equipment can need different levels of equipment for safe hauling. Flatbeds are great for many types of equipment, but if you have something that would require a different setup, such as a drop-deck trailer, it is nice if the flatbed service can accommodate those needs as well. Likewise, there are a number of flatbed trailer styles that can be highly beneficial with the transport of certain pieces of heavy equipment. 

The flatbed service provider is familiar with typical route planning legalities. 

Naturally, when you are carrying heavy equipment across state lines and long varied routes, there can be a lot of things to consider about permits and the route processes that can be involved. For example, some states require specialized permits for heavier items traveling on certain highways, and some states may require taking specific routes with loads of a certain height. Things can vary drastically from one state to the next. If you have a carrier that is not familiar enough with route planning legalities, it can leave you having to do a lot of work before the trip ever begins. 

The flatbed service offers customized plans for heavy-haul transports. 

The one-size-fits-all plan rarely ever works with heavy equipment pieces because they can be so diverse. You can have two pieces of equipment with the exact same weight and two totally different formations, for example. Because of the many variables involved, it is important that you have a flatbed services provider that can build you a custom plan of transport. For instance, if you have an oversized piece that is also really tall and top-heavy, you may need a customized carrying plan to make sure the piece gets where it needs to go safely.