The Chevy Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab Long Bed is currently the largest truck commercially available by Chevrolet. When it comes to finding a good auto transportation company to ship it, chances are it won’t come cheap, and in this article you’ll learn why. We’ll explore in brief the history of the Silverado, the six current models available for the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab Long Bed and what you can expect when you’re looking for auto transportation for it.
The Silverado was originally introduced in 1975 and was a single trim model for the then-popular C/K lineup of trucks. As the years went on, Chevy saw a decline in sales for the C/K lineup and decided to put the name Silverado to a brand-new series of trucks. In 1998 the C/K lineup was discontinued across all GM lines and Chevy was given the go-ahead to begin production of the Silverado line. Currently the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab Long Bed is sold in six models: the WT, LT, LTZ, WT Dooley, LT Dooley and LTZ Dooley. Dooleys have the twinned-tires on the back, in case you were wondering, but they do feature different available options.
The WT comes standard with a 6.0L V8 Vortec engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, though a 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine with an Allison-built six-speed transmission is available. It has single rear-wheel application, the Z85 Handling/Trailering suspension system, 4,308-lbs standard payload, 18-inch painted steel wheels, power locks, cruise control, the Z82 Heavy Trailering package and the G80 automatic-locking rear differential system. the LT, in addition to or replacing WT features, includes an Mp3-compatible CD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three trial months, power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors, power windows, premium cloth seating, 18-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels and OnStar with the Directions & Connections Plan for six months. The LTZ, in addition to or replacing certain LT features, comes with body-color, power-folding and adjustable heated mirrors, an automatic locking rear differential, custom leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose-powered sound system and USB ports. The WT Big Dooley features much the same as the WT in terms of engines and options, though the main difference is the twin-tires on the Dooley and the additional payload (6,198-lbs in the Dooley compared to 4,308 with the WT). The LT Dooley features much the same as the standard LT though it comes with chrome overlays as its only major upgrade aside from its size, and it is the same with the LTZ Big Dooley as well.
When it comes to finding a good auto transportation company to actually haul your 3500HD Crew Cab Long Bed, you should be prepared to spend a bit of extra cash. As this model is the largest that most auto transportation companies can handle before being forced to look for flat-bed auto transportation companies, it adds a lot of weight and takes up a lot of space on an auto transportation truck. More weight on an auto transportation truck means more fuel is required to move it, which raises costs; auto transportation companies need to charge more for larger vehicles in order to cover the additional fuel they’re forced to buy. It’s best when finding auto transportation to ship from one large city to another, as opposed from one out-of-the-way place to another. Auto transportation companies stick to commonly-traveled routes that almost always pass through major cities, so if you need to save a bit of cash it’s best to move your vehicle to an auto transportation-friendly area.
But no matter where you’re shipping to or from, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form and you’ll receive an instant price immediately right on your screen from a reputable and reliable auto transportation companies. We clear all our trucks for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever send them your information. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to one of our own live representatives. So go ahead, fill out our free auto transportation quote request form, or give us a call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and your auto transportation needs.