Unlock Classic Tractor Services’ Benefits
By Tom Seest
At ClassicTractorNews, we help classic tractor lovers keep up with the latest news for classic and vintage tractors.
Even as an old, worn-out heap of iron with more rust than the Titanic, a classic tractor can still turn heads and bring memories back of those you know driving it or helping support their families.
When shipping rare and high-value collectibles, it’s essential that you work with a shipping company that understands the significance of thorough inspections.
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When searching for classic tractor services, it is vital that you locate an insured contractor. This will safeguard both your investment and ensure the contractor is capable of performing work to a high standard. In addition, many policies cover repair/replacement costs of vehicles in their policy as well as compensation to any third party harmed due to negligence of the provider.
Tractor insurance policies vary significantly, and it’s crucial that you fully comprehend any terms and conditions before signing any contracts. Your type of tractor, its value, and its use all have an effect on its premium cost – keeping your tractor well-maintained will reduce its likelihood of mechanical breakdowns or other incidents that might necessitate filing claims against it.
Large farms will typically find it more cost-effective to invest in a fleet policy for all vehicles in their stable, such as all tractor types, 4X4s, commercial vehicles, and even private cars. Some policies also offer additional equipment coverage, such as trailers, balers, and harvesters, but always make sure before making a purchase that any extra items are covered fully by their coverage plan.
Insurance provides numerous advantages to both large and small agricultural businesses alike. From protecting investments to covering third-party accident costs, this protection can cover everything from accidents on your premises to staff injuries on hired helpers’ properties. As well as covering your machinery investments, hiring additional staff should consider taking out staff insurance policies; this will give them legal recourse should an injury occur while working on your premises.
As part of your efforts to lower premium costs, installing security devices like immobilizers and GPS trackers on vehicles, parking them securely overnight in sheds, and avoiding proximity of any combustible materials such as hay bales or stacks of firewood can all help bring down premiums. At renewal time, it is also worth adjusting the market value of your tractor, as this may have an effect on premium costs as well.
Importing and exporting high-value goods requires having reliable supply chain partners. Customs has created the Trusted Traders Program (ATT), recognizing companies that meet international supply chain security and trade compliance standards. Joining this program can reduce supply chain costs while speeding up the time to market.
As the program develops, it will give businesses an opportunity to establish themselves as reliable businesses within the global supply chain and thus increase international trade opportunities for those qualifying. Furthermore, ATT will reduce disruption risk and add greater certainty to Australian export markets while offering benefits such as duty deferral, streamlined reporting arrangements, and priority border clearance – not forgetting accessing trade facilitation benefits in countries with which Australia has Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs).
CBP recently expanded the Trusted Trader program beyond cargo security to cover trade compliance as well. To do this, they combined the ISA and C-TPAT programs into one comprehensive incentive-rich offering; CBP will announce this change through a Federal Register notice.
In the meantime, you can learn more about this program by visiting its website. Here, you’ll find information regarding the requirements and benefits associated with participation, as well as an application form you can submit online.
Drinker Biddle will continue to monitor the Federal Register for announcements related to an upcoming pilot program. If you have any inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact Kathleen Murphy, Beata Spuhler, or Mollie Sitkowski from our Customs and International Trade Team; they can assist in deciding if this is right for your business and answer any related inquiries. Additionally, Drinker Biddle can assist with submitting an application to join it and then, once accepted, help you take full advantage of all benefits associated with participation in such a program.
Classic tractor collections can be an investment or a hobby; either way, classic tractor owners need to ensure that the beloved family heirloom makes it safely to its new home. Working with a transporter licensed and insured to move antique vehicles safely is the key. Trucking companies that hold themselves up to industry certification standards uphold higher levels of professionalism and customer service that can give your vintage car the care it needs during transport.
Tractors require large spaces on flatbed trucks for shipping over long distances, which may incur additional shipping costs. When considering your options for tractor transport, it’s essential that you factor these expenses in when making decisions about how best to ship it. If your tractor is small enough, LTL (Less-than-Truckload) shipping could save money; use LTL shipping.
For vehicles that have been fully restored, an enclosed trailer may be the most beneficial way to transport it. This will protect it from wind-borne debris such as rocks, chips, and scratches; furthermore, temperature-controlled settings on such trailers provide extra protection if your car is transported through extreme weather conditions.
When selecting a trucking company to work with, look for one who takes the time to understand your specific needs as a classic tractor owner. They should explain their process and provide an accurate estimate before beginning transport of your vehicle; moreover, regular communication should take place so that everyone involved knows its status.
Quality trucking companies will also offer online tracking systems so you can monitor the progress of your vehicle from point A to B, as well as offer various shipping options and prices that meet your specific needs.
Rice Bros. Trucking Ltd was established by Stacey and Jason Rice in 2006 and operated from its location in Brooks, AB. As a family-owned and operated company, we pride ourselves on the ability to meet any and all transportation needs our clients may have. Starting as a two-truck operation, they now boast two divisions: Oilfield Rig Movers specialize in moving all aspects of rig including service and drilling rigs, and oilfield construction equipment such as blowback tanks and pickers, while their Freight division has seen much-increased activity since the financial meltdown with reefer loads across North America. They are dedicated to their communities, supporting many youth sports teams, events, and fundraisers in the area. Furthermore, their team members are treated like family, and they always strive to find ways to improve. Their fleet includes late-model equipment (four 2023 brand-new 53-foot reefer trailers). For more information, visit their website.
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