Hiring Heavy Equipment Movers? 4 Ways to Proceed

by | Oct 11, 2017 | Transportation and Logistics

Finding a used equipment on sale can be the ultimate bargain. However, moving it to your shop can make for quite a challenge. Done wrong, you could end up dealing damage to the equipment or compromising your safety.

Not sure how to proceed? We’ve got you covered with these tips:

Look for an experienced mover

Professional heavy equipment movers with plenty of experience know what your hauling requirements are and what measures will best address those needs. That’s the kind of experience that can easily eliminate the stress and hassle of transporting hefty pieces of equipment.

Make sure the cargo is secure

Storify says it’s best to look for a moving firm that knows and complies with the best safety measures to ensure zero accidents. With the cargo secure, there’s less chances of damage to your equipment as well.

Record the basics

Determine the weight, size and length of your cargo. That’s going to make it easier for your heavy equipment movers to determine what truck size will get the job done. If you don’t know how, then reach out to the company and ask.

Mention stairs

Stairs are always a challenge for movers. Some might charge you extra too so be prepared for the costs. Before you commit to a mover, you’ll want to discuss these details in advance. That way, the mover can give you a fair quote for the job. Don’t try to hide the fact that the moving team will have to deal with stairs in an attempt to cut down on costs. Otherwise, the team won’t be prepared with the right tools which could delay the moving process or compromise safety and moving protocols.

For the best results, always hire one in advance. That should give you plenty of time to look for the right movers.

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