While the majority of the auto shipping industry is dedicated to shipping cars, there is a considerable part that focus on the transport of large or oversized vehicles. Overall, transporting large vehicles is much more challenging that conventional cars because of the specific preparations and specialized procedures required for their shipment.
Since it’s less common to own an oversized vehicle, most people are not concerned with how the transport process works. However, the select few that do own a particularly large vehicle, understand the difficulties and stress that can be associated with needing to transport it. To ensure a hassle-free shipping experience, it’s important that you do the proper research and select the right company for the undertaking.
Before we move along any further, you may be wondering: what exactly is an oversized or large vehicle and does your vehicle fall into this category? As a general rule of thumb, a vehicle is deemed large or oversized if it cannot fit on a standard vehicle hauler and/or if it exceeds road restrictions placed on size or weight. Your average, every-day sedan or even your larger SUV, pickup or minivan is not considered oversized.
Oversized, large vehicles are generally unable to fit on conventional vehicle haulers as they are designed for standard-sized sedans. In this case, these large vehicles require a larger transportation hauler in order to safely and legally transport across the country.
In regards to size and weight, road restrictions are established based on the specific road infrastructure in the US. The Department of Transportation (DOT) imposes the following size and weight limits:
If a vehicle surpasses any of these limits, it is deemed oversized and will necessitate a permit to be driven on a freeway. In some cases, these vehicles may be required to have an escort or even special routing.
The category of large and oversized vehicles is broad, consisting of machines of various shapes, sizes, weight and types. In general, the types that are most commonly transported include:
Regardless, every vehicle is unique and require its own logistical approach for proper and effective transport.
The first task in shipping an oversized vehicle is to hire an auto transport company for the job. Adhere to the following do’s and don’ts in order to ensure that you select a reputable auto shipping company for transporting your large vehicle.
Ship Vehicles has over 30 years of experience in the auto transport industry and we specialize in many forms of transport including, but not limited to, transporting large vehicles. We have the necessary experience to help manage the shipment of your oversized vehicle to your desired destination. Not to mention, we also have the stellar record and extensive list of previous happy customers to show for it. You can get in touch with one of our large vehicle shipping experts by filling out our online request from or calling our office directly today!
Transporting a large vehicle means that specialized carriers are required for safe and legal shipping. When relocating an oversized vehicle, there will be four major options presented to you:
As you’ve probably noticed, transporting a large vehicle requires an individual approach. The non-conventional sizing and various factors involved in the shipping process of oversized vehicles is exactly why we create custom car shipping quotes for all our customers. Once you submit your request online or contact us directly, we can provide you with your shipping options and customized quote in less than 30 minutes.
The only information our team needs to be aware of is: the make and model of the vehicle, the vehicle’s dimensions (weight, width, height and length), whether it is operable or not, and any particular modifications. Give us a call today at (877) 310-6434 for your no-cost, no-obligation shipping estimate!
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