Flatbed Vehicle Shippers
Flatbed vehicle shippers are easily the least-known about and least-talked about shippers in the auto transport industry today. It’s not that they’re shunned by the rest of the logistics world or anything; rather, the services that flatbed vehicle shippers provide are in such little demand that there really isn’t any need for so many flatbed vehicle shippers to be around. It’s not like open car transport carriers, which are a dime a dozen and relatively easy to find for most customers; no, flatbed shipping is definitely not on the standard menu. But there’s a solid reason for that, and we’ll discuss all that and more in this helpful car transport article.
Flatbed vehicle shippers don’t typically haul standard-sized cars, trucks or SUV’s, because there’s no need for them to haul something that an open carrier or an enclosed auto transport carrier could haul just as easily and much, much cheaper for the customer. It’s not to say that they can’t, it’s just that they don’t usually do it because they have bigger fish to fry. Flatbed vehicle shippers tend to stick with bigger vehicles, vehicles that can’t fit on a standard ten-car carrier or inside an enclosed shipping container.
This typically means that flatbed vehicle shippers handle larger vehicles such as construction equipment, recreational vehicle shipping – things of that nature. Vehicles with a lot of weight or much longer wheelbases, or just really long vehicles, are almost always going to be shunted to a flatbed vehicle shipper because they’re the only ones that can haul it.
This is also a major reason why auto transporters don’t really advertise flatbed vehicle shipping services, because most vehicles will fit just fine on an open or enclosed carrier. Flatbed shipping services are going to be more expensive, on the whole, than open or enclosed shippers, mainly because they only haul larger vehicles and are used to transporting heavier vehicles that cost a lot more in fuel consumption to transport. If you’re shipping something unusually large, be sure to have the dimensions of the vehicle on-hand and make sure that you have all pertinent information regarding the vehicle you’re shipping.
We can get you a free quote to ship your vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S., and if we deem that it requires a flatbed vehicle shipper we’ll price it accordingly and make sure that the quote we give you for flatbed vehicle shipping is the best and most competitive we can make it. If you include your telephone number when you fill out our free online quote form, one of our friendly staff members will call you as well as e-mail you with a quote. You can also call our company directly and speak to one of those live representatives who can answer your questions and help calculate a quote for your specific shipment right over the phone.