So, the other day I heard of interesting request from a customer. He had just purchased a limo bus from a custom limo shop on the West Coast and he needed to get it to his business in Las Vegas.
Seems like the easiest way would be to just catch a one-way flight out there and drive it back, right? Well, that’s one way to do it. Maybe you could even have some friends fly out there and you could take turns driving. Just make sure that the people you take with you are not enjoying themselves too well in the back of the limo bus.
Well, after factoring in the cost of diesel fuel, the cost of the one-way plane ticket, and the opportunity cost of his time, the owner decided it was not worth his time to transport it himself.
I can’t imagine that driving a limo bus cross country would be too enjoyable. On second thought, those things are built for luxury, so I guess it wouldn’t be too bad. The hard part would be knowing that you couldn’t be the one partying it up in the back. I guess someone has to be responsible…
I’m sure the owner then thought about paying someone to drive it to him. There must have been so many things going through his head. Can I trust that my new baby will arrive safely? What if the person driving it gets into an accident?
Oddly enough one of the last things that comes to mind is having a freight company transport your goods for you. Why is that? Is it cost-related? When you want to have something done right, you want an expert to help you.
The other day I stumbled upon a reality TV show called Shipping Wars on A&E. Pretty typical that it happened when I was channel surfing because I was avoiding a massive pile of dishes that had built up over the last couple of days. It follows truck drivers as they bid on brokered loads. Who would have thought that could make a good reality TV show? I guess we are a country of reality TV junkies.
Where was I?
I’m so easily distracted sometimes. Must be ADD or something. I’ve always been like that. I guess I always thought that I would grow out of it…
Anyways, if you can transport a load like this (click on image for short video):
then transporting a limo bus is no problem.
There’s plenty of people out there that specialize in the transport of large loads. Hell, there are even several websites dedicated to helping you find someone. They work almost like auctions. Be forewarned, you get what you pay for. Definitely look for a reputable shipper that is properly insured or you might be irate if something goes awry.