What is a step van?
You may not think you know what a step van is, but you’ve certainly seen one. Examples of step vans include: delivery trucks, ice cream trucks, mail trucks, and utility company repair trucks.
Calling them a “van” is a bit of a misnomer, most people would think of them as trucks. The majority of people would agree a truck is typically larger than a van. When it comes to shipping a step van, the most important factor is size.
Why would you want to ship a step van?
Driving a step van may seem easier than shipping a step van, but that is not always true. Don’t forget to factor in, food, gas, lodging, and most importantly time. Shipping a step van is often cheaper and faster than driving a step van long distance.
After all, they are vehicles designed for inner-city commutes, not long haul trucking. Some people even collect vintage step vans, that are pretty to look at, but do not run great. If you are starting a new company and need a step van delivered to your city, so you can start delivering goods in your new city, then we are here to help.
How shipping a step van works
There are many variations of step vans, some are smaller, some are larger. Therefore the first thing you need to know before shipping a step van is the size. Having the exact dimensions of your step van will make getting an accurate price quote much easier.
Usually with over-sized vehicles, they are shipped using a flat bed truck. This means that just one or two vehicles are being transported, instead of several being loaded up on a ten car carrier. For shorter, inner-state shipments, simply towing the van be simpler.
How much does shipping a step van cost?
There are a few factors to consider when determining the cost of shipping a step van. We’ve already covered size, and usually the larger the vehicle, the higher the price. Another important factor is distance. Where do you need your step van sent to?
Distance can drastically affect your price. Some routes, such as those between major cities, will be cheaper than those to less traveled rural areas. Lastly, does the step van run? Shipping a step van that is vintage may cost more if it needs to be pushed on to the carrier.
Getting a quote to ship a step van with American Auto Shipping
To best way to get an exact price quote is by contacting us today. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 800-930-7417. Our knowledgeable agents can get you a free quote over the phone, and answer any questions you may have about shipping a step van. Or if you don’t want to call, you can simply fill out our free online quote form to get an instant price right on your screen. Either way, let American Auto Shipping help you move your step van today.