Frequent Challenges of Equipment Transportation

Moving heavy equipment from one location to the next is not an easy task. Whether you are moving heavy equipment a long distance, or only a few miles away, there are many factors to consider to ensure a smooth process.

Poor planning

Choosing the right type of trailer can be tricky when planning your move. The type of trailer you will need, whether standard or specialized, depends on the size of equipment. Oversized loads will most likely require permits to travel.  Getting from point A to point B involves extensive research. Researching road conditions is critical to reaching your destination safely with no issues. There are multiple road safety issues that can be overlooked when traveling such as poor pavement, bridge construction, inadequate capacity, and many other safety hazards. Make sure to weather proof your equipment to withstand harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat, wind, and rain as well. You also may need research if there is a certain amount of insurance is required to transport certain equipment, or if you need to add extra coverage.


Lack of skilled personnel

The last thing you need to stress about is costly damaged equipment. A major challenge while moving heavy equipment is preventing damage while safely transporting goods and equipment.  The goal is to have your equipment to arrive safely and on time to your desired destination. Choosing a moving company you can trust with the skills and knowledge to handle your equipment properly is key for a smooth and efficient moving process.  There is heavy-haul equipment specifically designed to move over-sized and large items. Finding skilled personnel to safely handle this equipment is a challenge in itself. is important to research for companies who are trained with the risks and challenges and take proper care of equipment to prevent damage or unnecessary issues.


Poor planning and unskilled professionals could potentially jeopardize your moving process. Researching all your bases beforehand can reduce costs and allow your equipment to arrive to your destination safely. If you are looking for an equipment moving company you can trust, choose Adkins, Inc. We are prepared to meet all of your international and national logistical needs. We are entirely capable with our facilities, specialized equipment and overall experience to provide the quickest, safest and most cost-effective solution to your project. Call us today for a free estimate, so we can put over 85 years of combined experience to work for you.