How Your Price is Calculated
Cost Factors In Transport: Weight, Equipment & Shipping Routes
- Weight & Size – Weight and size are key factors in determining the cost of shipping, mainly because they can vary so much from one vehicle to another. There’s a big difference between transporting a pickup, an F-150, and a cement mixer truck because of the difference in dimensions and tonnage.
- Equipment Required – Different sizes may require special equipment to safely ship from one location to another, particular with regard to the size and type of trailer needed. Some examples of the types of trailers used for transportation are flatbed, hotshot, single-drop, double-drop and step-deck, just to name a few.
- Location & Destination – As with any other type of vehicle transport, the delivery distance, and by extension the location and destination, also play a role in the overall cost of transporting. Mileage is a pretty simple cost to understand, but the delivery route also plays a part in the price of truck shipping. Some routes that are more frequently traveled tend to be less expensive than others (for example Florida to New York is a popular delivery route that offers more options and cheaper pricing than others.) This is especially true for long distance and cross country truck shipping. Shipping to and from a major metro area is generally a way of getting good value when you hire a truck transport company.
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