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BeKa Holdings LLC transports heavy equipment to all fifty states, including Hawaii and Alaska. 

BeKa Holdings LLC offers a wide range of transportation services, including air, ocean, rail, and road transportation. We work with clients to find the most efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions for their specific needs.

Yes, we offer customs brokerage services to help clients navigate the complex process of importing and exporting goods across international borders.

Yes, we offer expedited shipping services for clients who need their goods delivered quickly. Our team will work with clients to find the fastest and most efficient shipping solution for their specific needs.

No. But our carriers carry $100k+ insurance policies.

  1. Check for Freight Broker Registration
    All Freight Brokers are required to register and hold a license with the FMCSA. You can search online at www.safer.fmcsa.dot.gov for their respective licenses. Not only can you check the validity of their licenses, but it also provides information if the license was ever revoked, if and when reinstated and how often that has taken place. 
  2. Is Your Broker Insured and Bonded?
    Another requirement of the FMCSA is that all freight brokers hold a broker bond with a minimum requirement of $75,000. This requirement is in place to ensure freight brokers handle business is a safe and lawful way. The Safer website from above will also list this information, but be sure to check that the certificate provided directly from the broker matches what the site states. 
  3. Check Freight Brokers Reviews/Feedback
    It would be in your best interest to take the time and go online and google the Freight Brokers business and read the reviews or feedback left by other clients that have done business with them. This can give you a good insight of how the Broker conducts business. If there are many of the same type of complaints, this may bring up a red flag. On the other side, many compliments can ensure a good relationship. 
  4. Check Freight Brokers Alert Lists
    With so many new brokers coming into the industry every day, there is unfortunately many that will collect the money to have the shipment transported, but then they will not pay the Carrier for their services. This has forced many Carriers to proceed with Collection Processes and legally the Collection companies can and will come back after you, the shipper or consignee, for payment yet again. There is a website, www.freightbrokeralert.com where you can search the Broker to see if they appear on this list. If they do, proceed with extreme caution.

With the changing of the season upon us, we are already feeling the colder weather and soon the snow will be in air.  If it isn’t already for some areas of the country.  So, you may be asking yourself, how will the cold weather affect my transportation of equipment?

We have a client that buys several pieces of equipment over the year and buys the majority of them online. He unfortunately has been a victim of scams no matter how careful he has been. During one transaction, he had what he thought was a valid paid invoice from an equipment company. But when we, as his transporter called the equipment company to set up pick up time, they did not have the equipment we were wanting to pick up and had no record of the sale. When we forwarded on the paid invoice to them from our client, it turns out it wasn’t even their invoice, but had their name, address and contact information on it. It turns out the scammers made up their own paid invoice using the equipment company’s information.

Most of the equipment bought to be shipped overseas is bought seen only through pictures.   Afterwards, the customer realizes the piece is bigger than thought and will not fit in a High cube, Dry or Open top container.  There are other options to consider.  One choice is to have the equipment dismantled and shipped in separate containers.  This choice will require re-assembling when upon arrival at the port.  If dismantling is not an option, then other options could be shipping in one piece via Flat Rack, Roll on/Roll off (RO/RO), Lift on/Lift off (LOLO) and break bulk.  Weight vs. measurements will affect the charges and port and terminal fees differ.  Call our office for help in determining the best shipping method

Any carrier can deliver to US Ports as long as the driver has a TWIC card or has a port escort available to escort them into the port.  Be sure you use a company that you can trust for rates and availability.  You would not want them to be late on the delivery and miss the next ship out.  Also, be sure they are knowledgeable about whether equipment needs to be washed or cleaned before entering the port.  This could be a costly delay.  BeKa Holdings, LLC can arrange for transport to and from any domestic locations using one of our reliable, dependable trucking partners.

Absolutely! BeKa Holdings LLC ships internationally to a vast majority of countries across the world. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer to ship to Antarctica. However, if you're located anywhere else, you're in luck - you can place an order and have it shipped directly to your desired location.

The cost of using a transportation and logistics company varies depending on factors such as the type of service, distance, volume, weight, and speed of delivery. It's important to get a detailed quote before making a decision.

BeKa Holdings LLC's mailing Address is: 511 N Main Ave Hartford SD 57033

BeKa Holdings LLC's physical office address is: 115 N Main Ave Hartford SD 57033

To prepare your heavy equipment for transportation, you should clean it thoroughly, remove all mud and any loose or fragile components, secure any loose parts, and drain any fluids. You should also provide the transportation and logistics company with the equipment's dimensions and weight, as well as any special handling instructions.

You can verify a broker's legitimacy in various ways, such as reviews on Google and Facebook, or even their DOT registration. View ours by clicking HERE.

In today’s marketplace, a person can live hundreds or even thousands of miles away from the piece of machinery or equipment they may be wanting to purchase and may involve crossing the Borders in order to have the equipment delivered to your location.  Exporting heavy equipment can be challenging because of both export and import regulations that must be followed.  The transport can be very expensive and should be figured into the price of the equipment itself when making that purchase decision.

With today’s technology advancement, there is a trend of having more online auctions available to buy that one piece of equipment that is needed for your operations or business.  You can now sit at the luxury of your home, office or even vehicle and bid at an online auction.  Like any bidder, you have a budget to buy this equipment.  But, does that budget include the cost of transportation to you?  Did you get an accurate estimate from a broker or carrier, who understands that there may be hidden costs that goes into transporting oversize or overweight equipment?  There are many more details to take into consideration when transporting heavy equipment.

Since we have reliable partners and service providers at most ports, BeKa Holdings can take care of having the flat racks loaded for you.  It is important to use someone that you and your transporter both trust to handle the shipment.  Not everyone knows the intricacies of managing larger, sometimes oddly shaped cargo.

Most people from outside the industry measure differently versus those of us inside the industry!  Mistakes can easily be made because an exhaust pipe wasn’t unscrewed on a bulldozer or mirrors were not folded in on a bus.  It is always better to measure the widest, tallest and longest part of the item.  Don’t forget to give the most accurate weight of the cargo.  The more accurate on your weights and measures, the more accurate your shipping rate will be with no surprises down the road from inaccurate information.

Weather, port congestion, labor, mechanical issues, etc. affect your overseas shipment.  While much of this is out of our control, there are some things that are within our control.  Paperwork is one of them!  Be sure you are working with companies that know the current customs laws for the countries you are shipping to and avoid delays.  With over 30 years in the transportation industry, BeKa Holdings have a proven track record of assisting our clients with the required documents when shipping any type of equipment all over the world.