4 important questions to ask before partnering with a trucking and rigging company
Choosing a trucking and rigging company to partner with is a big decision. Your business’s reputation is on the line and so is the safety of whatever it is you need help transporting. Though it might be tempting to simply Google “trucking and rigging companies near me,” this action won’t necessarily provide you with the best results.
Instead of rushing through the process, it’s important to be slow and methodical. The process of collaborating with a business is similar to hiring a new employee. You want to make sure your culture and values align and that you’ll enjoy working together. There are many questions worth asking, but we’ve highlighted four in particular, that you shouldn’t overlook.
1.) What type of equipment do you have? If you’re preparing to transport heavy equipment, such as windmills, electric turbines, or perhaps an entire facility, it’s crucial you team up with a company that has the necessary implements. Heavy loads and super loads require very special equipment that can withstand thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pounds of weight. At De Mase Trucking & Rigging, we specialize in transporting heavy equipment. Currently, our fleet includes flatbed, step deck, double drop trailers, 9-axle and 13-axle trailers.
2.) Can you help me acquire the necessary paperwork and permits? All U.S. states and Canadian provinces, require special permits and documentation for loads that exceed certain weight and dimension limits. If you fail to acquire the necessary paperwork prior to transport, you run the risk of heavy fines or tickets, not to mention a delay in shipment. You not only want to find an experienced permitting service, but service that will help your bottom line. We have an in-house permitting department that can help you each and every step of the way. There will be no need to hire an outside service, we will help you in obtaining the proper documentation and when necessary, we will coordinate with local law enforcement for police escorts or pilot cars.
3.) How many years of experience do you have? Experience matters! When it comes to trucking and rigging, you want to partner with a company that knows the transportation business inside and out. We don’t say this to disparage young start-ups, but instead to protect your most important assets. If a business is brand new, it’s still learning the ropes. At De Mase, we have more than 45 years of experience in specialized transport, heavy hauling and superloads. This ensures safety, reliability, and on-time delivery.
4.) Do you offer turnkey solutions? We offer a comprehensive suite of transportation solutions. No matter the size or scope of your next project, we’re confident we can get the job done from beginning to end. Following an initial consultation, we’ll get to work developing a plan that meets your needs, regardless of what those needs are.
To learn more about the benefits of partnering with De Mase, visit our website or call (201) 933-7775 today.