Exercise Equipment Transportation

Exercise Equipment Transportation

If you have ever tried to move a home free-weight system, or even a cumbersome elliptical machine, stationary bike, or treadmill from one room of your house to another or from one home to another, you know what a bear it can be. But if you are a professional gym, school, or rec center, getting commercial exercise equipment transported to your facility is an even cagier proposition. 

A typical set of professional gym equipment can include many different types of exercise equipment, including:

  • Bike trainers
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Rowers
  • Treadmills
  • Weight benches
  • Stair and climber machines
  • Free weights
  • Free weight racks

Common features of these exercise machines are that they are large, unwieldy, and very heavy.

Heavy Shipments Require Specialized Handling

Trucking companies ship big stuff all the time, but exercise equipment presents unique challenges. In most cases, you won’t have to worry about how wide or tall the load is, but you will have to worry about weight.

More specifically, while trucking companies are used to handling heavy shipments, in this case, the weight is concentrated in a relatively small area. Even when a given piece of exercise equipment is broken down into multiple boxes or crates, a full container load of exercise equipment can get very heavy very quickly. This presents a unique set of problems for transportation: 

  • What type of heavy haul container or trailer is needed to distribute the weight properly for the load (e.g., how many axles)?
  • Does the carrier have the appropriate heavy haul vehicle to pull the load?
  • Are there any roads or bridges on the route that are not rated for the gross weight of your load?
  • What are the federal and state regulations for heavy haul rigs?

In addition, you want to be confident that your shipper will get the shipment managed from pickup to your destination on time and that your equipment will arrive undamaged – even if it requires that the equipment be loaded and unloaded multiple times to reach its final destination.

The Logistics Guys Can Manage Your Transportation Project

At The Logistics Guys, we are used to managing unusual transportation challenges. If you need to move a massive load that requires specialized treatment, we can handle it. If you need to transport commercial exercise equipment, we will ensure the job is done correctly.

Very few companies know how to arrange transportation for large commercial shipments, mainly because these transportation projects are one-off jobs or, at best, few and far between. You don’t have the time to gain the expertise you need to arrange the shipment properly. You are unfamiliar with the carriers who can handle specialized transportation and with the ins and outs of regulations and paperwork that govern these types of projects. That’s where we come in.


Our mission is to provide individuals and companies with the logistics and resource expertise they lack, saving them time and money. More importantly, we can relieve you of the stress of working in uncharted territory, handling every detail and covering every contingency. If you need commercial exercise equipment transported, call The Logistics Guys today.

Written by James Colies

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