Auto Transport Tips: When You Need Flatbed Transportation
We get a lot of calls from customers who are interested in shipping their vehicle via a flatbed auto transport carrier, but oftentimes the vehicles they are looking to ship don’t actually need one. So what types of vehicles do need a flatbed carrier?
This is the question that people should be asking, really, as opposed to whether or not they can get flatbed services for their vehicle. Vehicles that need flatbed shipping are those that are too big to fit on a standard carrier, such as construction equipment or really, really big trucks or vans.
Some bigger trucks, like Ford’s F-350, may or may not fit on a standard carrier, which is why we recommend you have the specific sub model of your vehicle on hand in case your representative asks for it.
Unless your vehicle has to go on a flatbed truck, you don’t want to ship it via flatbed transportation. Flatbed shipping is often much more expensive than open or enclosed, takes longer to find and longer to pick up. There are not many flatbed carriers on the road today, which means it will take longer to find a flatbed trucking company that will be willing to pick your vehicle up.
Not only that but they’re going to have to charge more because more often than not they have to travel some serious miles to get to your pickup location. So when you’re calling around for quotes, make sure to ask whether or not your vehicle needs flatbed shipping – don’t just assume that it does and shoot down anyone that says otherwise. That’s just a bad idea that could lead to you getting shellacked in the wallet because you were too stubborn to do some research. Ya dig?
You can get a free quote directly from us right away via our free quote form. We work only with top-rated, reliable carriers who are fully licensed and insured. Since 1999, we have been a leader in the auto shipping industry. Let us show you how. You can also call our toll-free number at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live representatives at any time. They can answer questions, give advice, and help you get your free quote right over the phone.