Shipping And Transportation Of Heavy Industrial Equipment

Carter-Wilson Equipment arranges international inland transport for any used industrial equipment that is purchased by its customers. Whether you’re buying equipment as small as a centrifugal pump or a lobe pump, or as complex as industrial screens, we’ve got you covered.

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Our used machinery shipping process

Shipping and transportation of heavy and over-sized industrial equipment such as industrial filters or industrial tanks require expertise that we, at Carter-Wilson, can provide. Each piece of equipment goes through a meticulous process so it can be delivered safely and on schedule, to your business.

  • The used equipment purchased will be removed from our storage warehouse.
  • Depending on the equipment purchased, our professionals will proceed with an overall checkup to assure its condition.
  • We will then proceed with a complete cleaning of the equipment.
  • Pictures are taken and will be sent to the customer.
  • If needed, our professionals secure the equipment on pallets (skidding).
  • If needed, the equipment will be stretch wrapped.
  • Once the equipment has been skidded, pictures will be taken and sent to the customer.
  • We arrange for a registered carrier to pick up the shipment.
  • Final pictures of the equipment loaded onto transport are taken and sent to the customer.
  • A copy of the signed bill of lading will also be sent to the customer.

It is important for us that we work only with the best and trustable transportation companies. Each one of our partners will possess the right transport requirements and respect the integrity of every piece of equipment they carry.

We understand that shipping costs are a determining factor in establishing the viability of your project. That is why we will always aim to get you the best prices available. Whether it is for a single piece of machinery or a complete plant, there is no project too big or too small for Carter-Wilson to handle.

Shipping and Transport of our Used Industrial Machinery - Frequently asked questions:

How long will it take to get my equipment?

That all depends on where you are located and if your order requires a full truckload (FTL) of equipment or less than a truckload (LTL) of equipment. An LTL means that the equipment shipped doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer. The majority of our customers require an LTL service.

Approximate delivery times can vary between 1 and 3 business days for the East Coast of Canada and the US, to 5 to 7 business days for the West Coast of Canada and the US. If skidding is required, it will usually take an additional 1 to 3 business days depending on the size of the equipment being shipped.

How much does heavy equipment transportation cost?

 There are many factors that will influence transportation cost such as the size of the equipment, type of transport required, location and fuel price.

Is transport insurance included in the transportation cost?

All our carriers have basic insurance included. However, you can purchase additional insurance to have extra coverage.

What is your payment policy?

 We work with a “Payment before loading’’ policy. Once we receive your payment, we will proceed with getting your equipment ready for transportation and schedule the next available truck.

What happens after I pay for my equipment and transportation?

We take great pride in offering above industry standard measures when it comes to getting your equipment ready for transportation. We’ll make sure your order arrives in the same condition as when it left our warehouse. We offer professional skidding services. As an example, most of our industrial mixers, such as homogenizes, clamp-on mixers, and top-entry mixers will fit on regular skids. But if you purchased an industrial blender, chances are that your equipment will be too large or heavy to fit on our standard sized skids. We will then build custom ones to ensure the safety of your machinery. When needed, we will also:

  • Use metal straps to secure your equipment to the skids ;
  • Lock your equipment to the pallets with wooden blocks ;
  • Bolt down the equipment.

If necessary, we stretch wrap the equipment for additional protection during transportation.

Finally, once your equipment leaves our warehouse, we will send you pictures of it before it was skidded after it was skidded and once it is loaded on the truck along with the copy of the signed bill of lading for your records.

Is there a fee for getting my equipment prepared for transportation?

There is no extra fee for equipment requiring a standard skid (48’’ X 48’’ or smaller). Depending on whether or not we must build a custom skid, there may be a skidding fee. If you are concerned about this, feel free to contact us to get the exact cost for a custom-made skid.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, of course! We actually ship to the United States every week covering every state, coast to coast.

How does cross-border shipping work into the United States?

99% of our customers in the United States opt for a turnkey project that has us take care of shipping and customs of their used equipment. We have our own customs broker that makes sure your equipment crosses the border quickly and worry-free.

All it takes is for the right documentation to be prepared. Luckily, we do all of this for you! The only information that we will require from you is the complete billing and shipping address, along with the company Federal Tax ID number (EIN).

How much are the customs fees?

Depending on the value of the equipment you are purchasing, the minimum customs fees are US$100.00. If you are worried about this, feel free to contact us and we will gladly provide you with the exact amount.

What about oversized or heavy equipment shipping?

 Looking to purchase a piece of equipment that would not fit into a dry box type trailer? No problem! We are accustomed to shipping all kinds of equipment with the use of flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers or double-drop deck trailers.

 We have the resources and knowledge to load and ship any piece of equipment from our vast inventory directly to you.

Do you ship outside North America?

 Yes. Although less frequent, we ship outside North America. Some notable projects have seen our equipment shipped to Mexico, Chile, Germany, France and many other countries around the world.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding shipping and transportation of the equipment you wish to purchase.

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