Expert advice provided by FR8Star
It takes real expertise to safely and securely haul heavy equipment. Beyond the considerable task of selecting the right trailer to transport farm equipment and machinery, there’s a bevy of state-by-state regulations and legal paperwork to file for oversize and overweight cargo. The sheer logistics can make even a simple haul across Ohio a challenge, as any load that exceeds the Ohio Department of Transportation’s maximum size and weight limits requires an Ohio Special Hauling Permit.
Find an expert hauler
Hiring a qualified carrier or transportation broker is the easy way to reliably get your equipment from point A to point B on time. Traditionally, it hasn’t been convenient to shop around for multiple hauling bids and get the best rates possible, which is where FR8Star comes in. This online marketplace connects shippers—for free—to a trusted network of bonded freight brokers and insured carriers that have experience and connections required to dependably (and cost-effectively) haul heavy freight, as well as legal-size loads. Just post your load to FR8Star.com, enter the dimensions, weight, point of origin and shipping destination to receive a free estimate and competing bids.
Avoid hidden costs
To ensure shippers find the most competitive bids possible, estimates and bids on FR8Star’s marketplace take into account fees from permits and state regulations. The entire process is transparent as possible. For example, when reviewing bids, you can view the company’s name, contact information, experience, prior ratings, reviews and even fleet information. All of this information, including the ability to compare bids side-by-side, can be done without making a single phone call.
Once a bid is accepted, FR8Star releases the shipper’s contact information to the winning bidder, who contacts the customer to confirm the details, match the load with the right truck and trailer and make payment arrangements. FR8Star’s marketplace automates what used to take hours of work—contacting multiple carriers or brokers and getting a detailed bid—down to minutes, all at no cost to the shipper.
FR8Star was born from the idea that arranging transportation for heavy equipment shouldn’t be a hassle. The marketplace has grown to include an extensive network of reliable brokers and carriers, all while making it easier than ever to match a shipper’s needs to the best-suited transport professional. FR8Star is a product of Sandhills Global, an information processing company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sandhills’ products and services gather, process and distribute information in the form of trade publications, websites and online services that connect buyers and sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation and technology industries.