Have you ever had to ship something so massive overseas that it would actually be impossible to use a regular shipping service? Well, if the answer is yes and you would like to ship a truck to the other end of the world, then it seems that you may need to consider using a freight shipping service. Since there are many of them out there, it’s very hard for people to know which one to choose. The good news is that with a bit of research, you’ll finally be able to find one that meets your needs and also doesn’t change you a fortune to ship your truck to your desired destination.
Shipping the truck
One thing you need to know when it comes to shipping trucks overseas is that they will generally be shipped using the Ro-Ro method. What does this mean? Well, it means that they’re going to be driven into the hull of a vessel and then secured properly so they don’t move during transit. The loading process needs to be very meticulous as well, since if even one mistake is made, then the trucks may get damaged before or during transit and the shipping company is then going to be forced to pay for the repairs. That’s unless the owner of the truck has insured them.
So the way it goes is that the trucks are going to be flush loaded on one side and then the port workers are going to use high capacity strapping in order to block and brace them. Given the fact that one truck may weigh between sixteen thousand and up to twenty thousand pounds, it’s vital that they’re strapped and blocked properly in order to ensure they don’t get damaged.
Choosing the right company
When wanting to ship a truck overseas, you need to make sure that the shipping company you choose has a good reputation. Make sure to go online and read what others who have used their services have to say about the prices, the way their cars and other belongings were handled and whether they arrived to their destination on time or not.
Last but not least, depending on what you want to ship, you may be able to ask for discounts. This is, of course, if you have a lot of stuff to ship and if you also shipped with the company before. If you are using them for the first time, then it’s unlikely you’re going to get a discounted shipping rate.