I drive an older car that I always knew would break down some day in a bad place and need towed. I figured I could always easily look up the number of a towing company using my phone's internet service if I ever needed to. Recently, my car started making an alarming sound that led to me pulling off the road while driving down the highway. It then wouldn't start back up. I grabbed my cell phone and went to do a web search to find a local towing company, and I realized I had used up all of my data plan for the month! It was late at night, so I had to call and awaken friends until someone answered who could help. I created this blog to help others avoid the same embarrassment as me. Always keep the number of a tow truck company in your car.
There are many businesses that will need to be able to manage the process of having their heavy equipment hauled to project sites. Unfortunately, this can be one of the most challenging logistical aspects of running construction and demolition services. For these businesses, it will be important to be sure that those responsible for handling the transportation of the equipment to understand some key factors.
Myth: You Will Have To Haul Your Own Heavy Equipment
One assumption that many companies will have is that they will need to manage hauling their equipment on their own. This can lead to them assuming that they will need to invest in the vehicles and drivers that will be able to handle this equipment. However, this is not the case as there are heavy equipment transportation services that will be able to move the equipment to your destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. There will be a slight cost using these services, but it will normally be far less than what would be required to handle this internally. Additionally, these services will have the expertise to understand the regulations concerning any of the heavy equipment that you are needing to be transported so that you can avoid costly mistakes.
Myth: There Is Nothing That You Need To Do To Prepare The Equipment For Transport
Prior to having the equipment loaded for transport, you will need to do a little work to prepare the vehicles for this process. In particular, this will usually involve draining the fuel from the engine or motor as well as removing as many accessories from the equipment as possible. This can make it must easier for the equipment to be safely transported to the destination, and it should only take you or your employees a few moments to complete.
Myth: Insurance Is Never Worth Buying When Transporting Heavy Equipment
Whenever you are in the process of having your heavy equipment transported, you should invest in additional coverage to account for this type of risk. While the transportation service will have some basic liability protection for your equipment, this will be relatively limited in scope. Considering the importance of this equipment as well as the investment that they represent, it is always advisable to invest in additional transportation coverage when you are moving this equipment so that you can be sure that you are protected as well as possible from the risk of damage or loss while the equipment is being shipped.
For more information, reach out to a heavy equipment transportation service in your area.