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We Are Crane Shipping Specialists

Transporting a crane is no simple task. Many companies lack the experience to safely handle standard transport requests, let alone a far more complex transport like a crane transport. It’s important to work with a company that has the knowledge and experience to safely handle a specialized job like this.  

As a leader in heavy and oversized transport, we are experts in crane transport. Whether you need to move a crane a short distance within a city or a long distance across the country, our specialized crane transport service can safely transport any type of crane, such as construction cranes, industrial cranes, mobile cranes, marine cranes, and more.

Suzane R.
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Chris handled our transport perfectly! Shipping a vintage collector VW bus from Southern California all the way to Key West Florida was no small task. He did EXACTLY what he said he was going to do, and was on time every time. Thanks Chris!
Saul M.
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Nothing but professional service from nationwide. Very easy to deal with and I look forward to using them in the future.
Christine D.
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Excellent experience. Great customer service. Would definitely use again. Excellent communication. All went as promised. Great follow up. Reasonable price.
Marc C.
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Great experience!!! Andrew was transparent, responsive and thoughtful throughout the process. I've never transported a car across states and was naturally nervous. Andrew went above and beyond to make a the experience seamless.
Chad G.
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Fast easy reliable. Faster by a week than anyone else at the same rates. Incredible job everything went perfect.
Todd G.
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Very prompt. Very concerned. Nice enclosed two car trailer which is what you want. Not packed in with 6 others like the other transports use. Vehicle delivered to our residence amidst the rain & fog.Transporters were hard workers. Will use again.
KJ S.
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Great job moving two new cars across country during a snowy winter week. Both arrived early and damage free. Recommended his service to to others who had the same results. Will call Chris the next time I move across country next summer.
Chris C.
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Great service! I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing to move a high end vehicle! Very professional, fast, and friendly service at very good rate!! Thanks Again!!
Linda
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Nationwide United Auto Transport Corp. has great pricing, Chris, the manager was very easy to work with, gave us updates through the process and delivered our car in perfect condition. I highly recommend this company and would use them again in the future.
Mark P.
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We had a great experience with nationwide united auto transport. We had to get a camper shipped from Minnesota to Colorado. I looked at a bunch of sites and there were a lot of fake sites out there, that were clearly scams...
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Our Crane Transporters Frequently Ship

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Telescopic Cranes
  • Tower Cranes
  • Truck Mounted Cranes
  • Rough Terrain Cranes
  • Loader Crane
  • Overhead Crane
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We Handle All Aspects of Transporting a Crane

Crane transport involves careful planning, following legal requirements, and understanding the logistic challenges of moving an oversized crane. Our team of crane transporters have over 20 years experience transporting various types of cranes and are more than capable to handle every detail of transporting a crane to ensure a smooth, safe, and stress-free process from start to finish. Here’s how we tackle the various aspects:

Planning

Effective planning is the cornerstone of successful crane transport. Our planning process begins well in advance of the actual transport date. We gather all the necessary information about your projects and develop the best transportation options to ensure timely delivery.

Equipment

Our fleet of specialized flatbed trailers are specifically designed to handle any requirements of crane transport. We match your crane’s transport needs with the appropriate trailer configuration for a successful transport. With our fleet of specialized equipment and experienced team of professionals, you can trust us to deliver your crane safely and securely.
 

Permits and Pilot Cars

With cranes that exceed 13.5 feet in height or 8.5 feet in width, the transport becomes more complex. In every state, cranes that exceed standard legal dimensions require permits and escort vehicles to ensure safe passage through their public roads and infrastructure. Our team of crane transporters obtaining the necessary permits and arrange for pilot cars on a daily basis. We’re able to expedite the permitting process, a process that in itself can take weeks.

Safety

Safety is probably the most important aspect when transporting cranes. Our crane transporters have extensive crane shipping experience. We minimize the risk of accidents and damage by emphasizing and adhering to all FMCSA and DOT safety standards. In addition to our safety guidelines, we follow crane manufacturer guidelines for a safe and secure crane transport.

Trust us to handle all the challenges of crane transport, so you can focus on your project’s success

How to Transport a Crane

Shipping a crane, given its size and complexity, requires careful planning and the right type of trailer. The choice between a flatbed, step deck, lowboy, or removable gooseneck (RGN) trailer depends on the crane’s dimensions and weight. Here’s a brief overview of how each option can be used for crane transport:

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Flatbed Trailer

Suitable for smaller cranes that do not exceed the legal load height and weight limits. Flatbeds offer flexibility in transporting small cranes to various worksites.

  • 53 ft length
  • 8.5 ft width
  • 8ft height
  • 45,000 lbs. 
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Stepdeck Trailer

Provides an alternative for slightly taller cranes with legal dimensions. The step deck has two levels: the upper deck and the lower deck, with the lower deck sitting closer to the ground. 

  • 53ft length
  • 8.5ft width
  • 10ft height
  • 45,000 lbs.
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Lowboy Trailer

Lowboys are notable for their low ground clearance and can haul taller cranes.  Permits and escorts may be required for lowboy trailers when loads exceed legal dimensions .

  • 29ft length
  • 8.5ft width
  • 13ft height
  • 45,000 lbs.
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RGN Trailer

Removable gooseneck trailers are ideal for heavier cranes. The RGN feature allows the front of the trailer to be detached, creating a ramp and the ability to drive cranes onto the trailer.

  • 29ft-60ft length
  • 8.5ft width
  • 13ft height
  • 100,000 lbs.

Cost for Crane Shipping 

The cost of transporting a crane is not fixed and can vary depending on the unique requirements and challenges of each individual job. There are a few factors that are considered and can vary from one project to another. The factors that influence the cost of shipping a crane are:

  • Type of Crane – Crane’s make and model
  • Crane Dimensions – Length, height, width and weight of the crane. Dimensions must be verified.
  • Distance – How far will crane be traveling? Where is the crane picking up and delivering?
  • Transport Type – Depending on their size and weight, cranes will require specialized trucking equipment.
  • Permits and Escorts – Some routes may have restrictions on heavy loads and will require special permits and escorts.
  • Schedule – Are we working with a schedule? How soon or late can we pickup and deliver?

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  • Professional Handling: Your crane is in safe hands. Our crane carriers are experienced handling all types of cranes, ensuring not only safe but also efficient transport. From the time of pickup, throughout transit, and until delivery our team is dedicated to getting your crane to it’s destination safely and on time.
  • Compliance: Our compliance with state and federal regulations are non-negotiable. We strictly follow guidelines and exemptions set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and DOT for your peace of mind.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We understand that each client has unique needs and expectations. We go above and beyond to meet and exceed those expectations. Our commitment to excellence means that when you choose us for your crane transport needs, you can rest assured that you’re partnering with the best in the industry.
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