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Preparing to Ship Heavy Equipment

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August 8, 2014 12:30 AM

AXIS Capital, Inc. a Direct Lender providing quality equipment leasing/financing services along with superior customer service headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska, a Direct Lender providing quality equipment leasing/financing services along with superior customer service. The company will ensure you of quality equipment no matter where you are in the world. The company serves people in many countries in the world including SE Asia such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more.

Heavy equipment will possibly oblige special shipping considerations since its size and weight requires so. Shipping bulldozers, cranes, tractors, or other heavy industrial or farm equipment may entail a specialized hauler. The initial step in shipping heavy equipment is to have precise dimensions and weight for the transporter. These can aid the transporter conclude the type of trailer required, and in the condition that any special concerns must be made. You can inquire at Axis Capital, Inc. for more information about your equipment’s dimensions and weight.

As soon as you have the dimensions, think through your many heavy equipment shipping options. Your equipment may be towed, shipped on a flatbed, or it may need a special trailer. International shipping renders a whole new set of decisions as well. Wisely research your opportunities and choose one that will work for you.

Your next step is choosing a transporter. Heavy equipment hauling can be a difficult task, and it is important to choose a company that specializes in it. Working with an experienced broker can help take some of the guesswork out of the shipping process, while working directly with a business or an owner/operator can allow you to be more involved in the process and can often result in more personalized service.

Before the day of the transfer, you must prepare your equipment for transport. Take steps to make certain that your equipment will reach the destination without harm and be ready for some unfavorable conditions it may confront in shipment. You may want to be sure no hocus-pocus or double-dealing happened. You might want to make special arrangements for overweight or oversized equipment. Work with your service provider to gain all necessary permits for the day of the move.

All legal carriers are mandated to have a certain amount of insurance, but you may need to buy more in order to be appropriately safe. When purchasing heavy equipment freight insurance, confirm you know what your policy covers and how to make a claim should the need arise.

Shipping heavy equipment does not have to be such a heavy weight. A little research and preparation can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth shipping experience.

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