Auctions are a great way for your company to acquire construction equipment. Online auction websites and professional auctioneers help you find reliable used equipment at good prices, but it won’t do you any good to outbid someone for your dream excavator if you then have to spend too much on bringing it back to your warehouse or you can’t pick it up. There are a few things you need to consider about the logistics of moving equipment before you place your bid.
Size And Shape
Most construction equipment is pretty big and oddly-shaped. They may best fit on flatbeds, as the open sides make it easier to load and you don’t have to worry about the top of the item scraping the ceiling. Occasionally, equipment is so large that it will need special permits to be carried out. In those instances, you might have to spring for Heavy Haul Trucking. Recording the weight, height, width, and length of any item that you are considering purchasing will allow you to assess what type of transportation you will need, which will in turn let you pick a transportation company that can handle the item you are ordering.
The Seller’s Window
The people selling the items generally want their wares off their premises as soon as possible. After all, they have to pay to store their inventory, and the thing is taking up a lot of room that could be put to other uses. They may give you as little as 24 to 48 hours to pick up the equipment, and you will have to coordinate with them to make sure that you get your purchase on a truck within the specified time frame. Having the appropriately sized truck and properly licensed driver ready to roll as soon as you make your purchase will help.
If you are looking to buy some of your construction equipment at an auction, you will want to hire a trucking company that will be able to handle what you order quickly, and Great Western Transportation prides itself in being one of those companies. We have the experience in heavy haul trucking for oversized construction equipment and a variety of flatbed trailers that are ideal for transporting them. Before you buy at auction, contact us for a quote.