How are oversize vehicle shipped? It’s not a question that a lot of people need answered, but there are still plenty of people who do. But before we delve into the how, we need to talk about the what. Specifically, what makes a vehicle oversize?
Most auto shippers base rates on a standard sedan-sized vehicle. Think the Toyota Corolla – that’s standard. Prices are adjusted for things like SUV’s and pickup trucks and minivans, which often cost more. But those aren’t considered “oversize.”
Oversize vehicles are your box trucks, your moving vans, the trucks with high clearance and a lot of weight. Limousines are often shipped as oversize vehicles, as are Sprinter vans. Oversize vehicles are often the most expensive things to ship because of their size and how they need to be moved.
Let’s talk about the how now, shall we?
How are oversize vehicles shipped?
Oversize vehicles are transported – usually – on flatbed trucks. Some, such as limousines, can theoretically be hauled on the back of a standard open transport truck. But in those instances you often have to pay for two spots, which increases the prices significantly. That said, it’s easier to find an open transport truck than a flatbed hauler, which helps the cause.
But for the rest of the oversize vehicles out there, flatbed transport is usually the method of transport required. Note we say “required” – flatbed transport isn’t something you decide to just use. It’s used on an as-needed basis.
Because of this, it’s important to communicate with your representative regarding the size of your vehicle. Oversize vehicles will need to be quoted based on size, so you’ll need the length, width, height, and weight of it when getting quotes. We recommend calling us to get a quote to ship your oversize vehicle.
At the end of the day, shipping an oversize vehicle works the same as any other vehicle. It just requires a little more money, and a little more time, in order to get it shipped properly.
Here at Affordable Auto Transportation we take pride in knowing how to transport any vehicle of any size. So give us a call and see how we can help you get your oversize vehicle shipped today.
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