A bus, be it a coach, minibus or charter bus, is an efficient and effective way to move people across the country and there are thousands of buses on Australian roads at any given time. However, when the bus itself needs to be transported, this can become a great logistical challenge.
There are a number of reasons why buses are relocated across Australia, both interstate and within metropolitan areas. These include break downs, unroadworthy or undriveable vehicles, or interstate purchases that need relocating to their new destination.
Finding a reliable and reputable transport company with experience in moving heavy vehicles long and short distances is absolutely essential. Get quotes to move a bus, coach or minibus today!
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What types of buses are transported?
- Bus: If a bus is purchased at auction, it often doesn’t run, is undriveable or it is currently unroadworthy. In this instance, it’s essential to enlist the services of a bus haulage company to ensure you can get the bus safely to its destination. You will require a driver with experience in carrying large vehicle freight who is reliable and trustworthy to handle your bus cargo.
- Double Decker Bus: When it comes to having a double decker bus relocated, the major aspect to consider when selecting a transport company to use is the height of the bus. This will impact what type of trailer is required to haul the bus. In most instances, with double decker buses a drop deck trailer or low loader will be required to accommodate for the extreme height of the heavy vehicle.
- Coach: The length of the coach is extremely important as this will determine which type of truck and trailer is required to haul the coach. At a minimum, a semi-trailer is going to be needed in the case of coach relocation. When requesting costs for transport companies, it’s important to include the length of the bus so that you are receiving quotations from truckies with the correct trailers to handle the length of your coach.
- Mini Bus: Mini buses are most commonly moved when a purchase has been made interstate, when a breakdown has occurred or when the mini bus is unroadworthy or undriveable. These vehicles are able to be towed behind a truck or trailer and this option often means that you will be more likely to find a transport company faster.
- Charter Bus: A charter bus is a large bus that is used to charter travellers across Australia, both interstate and intrastate. If the charter bus is undriveable but the tyres are in good condition, then the bus can be winched onto the back of a tilt tray flatbed semi-trailer. If the vehicle is driveable, this creates an easier situation as the bus can then be driven onto the tilt tray trailer for transport.
- School Bus: For purchases and breakdowns, school buses are sometimes required to be hauled from one location to another and this can be regionally or even locally around metropolitan areas across Australia. Finding a dependable and reputable transport company to haul your school bus freight is extremely important as these heavy vehicles require a level of expertise to shift.
- Bus Body: If the bus body that you need to have hauled has the wheels attached then loading and unloading the body is relatively similar to when a complete bus is loaded. However, as the bus body is undriveable, this would need to be winched and loaded onto a tilt tray or with loading ramps. If the body is without wheels, then this becomes heavy haulage and you may need to seek alternative options to get the bus body on the back of the truck.
- Bus Chassis: A bus chassis can be extremely long freight, as it is going to be upwards of the length of a large, double decker or charter bus. Therefore, a semi-trailer may still be required in order to accommodate the length of the bus chassis. As the height is not an issue because it is just the bus’s chassis, there are no concerns with having to have a drop deck trailer. As the chassis still has the wheels attached, it is easy enough to winch up loading ramps or onto a tilt tray trailer.
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Heavy vehicle transport can come with many challenges. Therefore, it’s even more important to find a transport company who is experienced with large vehicle freight for your bus, coach or charter bus.
FreightQuotes is able to help you find the right transporter for your particular needs and will connect you with businesses who are equipped with the right vehicle and equipment to transfer your bus interstate or locally.
Simply submit a free quote request through the get quotes form and your request will be sent to all the transport companies registered with the FreightQuotes website.
You’ll then have three suitable transport companies contact you with costs and rates for your personal bus haulage needs. It’s simple, easy and convenient.