How to Transport Heavy Equipment Across Mexico and Canada

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Cross Border Transport – Canada x Mexico

Suppose you have to ship heavy equipment such as construction or agricultural vehicles to either Canada or Mexico. In that case, you can make your life a lot easier if you’re prepared with the correct documentation.   Regardless of where you are in the US when you require shipping heavy equipment transport across the USA border, you should know in advance which route your shipment is going on because each state has its own rules for large shipments. 

Large cargo is deemed as:

  1. Weighing over 80,000 pounds
  2. Height of 13.6 feet and over
  3. Width of 8.6 feet and over
  4. Length is more than 48-53 feet.

So, before you start the equipment shipping listing to Canada and Mexico, you should work out the correct dimensions, weights of the heavy equipment transport, as well as the machinery’s make and model. This is essential information for companies who specialize in heavy equipment transport and machinery shipping services which can heavy haul your cargo across borders.

Your heavy haul equipment that needs to being shipped could be any variety of items, including construction vehicles, generators, turbines, farming equipment, and industrial machinery and are just some of the heavy machinery items that need to be imported through heavy haul shipping.

Shipping Heavy Equipment

Flatbed trucks are usually used for transporting and shipping these huge, heavy pieces of equipment as they have many advantages:

  • Can move items too heavy, long, wide or large
  • It can be used for dockless loading and unloading
  • It can be used for quicker loading and unloading to cut down on transit times

And these transportation vehicles, which are used to ship oversized machinery and equipment items to Mexico or Canada, are mandated by federal law(Canada, Mexico, USA) to have special signage or markings before transportation across the border.

Bill of Lading

One of the necessary documents you need to ensure you have before the movement to Mexico or Canada of a freight shipment is the bill of lading. This is a receipt of freight services, which is a contract between a freight carrier and shipper, and a document of title. It is a legally binding document that provides the driver and the carrier all the details needed to process the freight shipment and invoice it correctly. If you work with a professional freight company, they’ll work with your customs broker to plan the logistics to ensure all your documents, including your commercial invoice, are processed properly before shipping your machinery.

Perhaps you have the need for LTL (less than truckload freight shipping)?  If you have a lighter load, you could transport and therefore pay for just a portion of a standard truck trailer, which will help to reduce your costs.

Heavy Haul Quote Experts:

You’ll need a team of logistics professionals to help plot your cheapest route to Canada and North America or further south to Mexico. You’ll need a professional team to provide load tracking upon request and who are available from 7 am through to 10 pm, seven days a week.

Whatever you need to transport, wherever you need your construction equipment to go – whatever the final destination, you need reliable specialists who are able to give you an effective estimate, confidently know the logistics industry, and have reliable and trustworthy carriers.  Win, win.

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