Cost to Transport a Mobile Home Per Mile

Cost to Ship Mobile Home Per Mile

Everyone’s been asking how much it costs to ship a Mobile Home per mile. So, let’s make it simple by giving you an example shipment. For this example, I have picked the single wide mobile home trailer. It weighs 39,258 lbs, has a length of  64 ft, has a width of 15 ft, and a height of 13.5 ft.

For the example, lets say that it is picking up in Hastings MI and is going out Detroit MI. Total miles would be 127.8 miles. The trailer type specialized on a case-by-case basis. We will also need to know the additional services required like Utilities, Rigging, Permits, Escorts and so on. Fide Freight is experienced in obtaining all of the necessary components to make your Mobile home transit easy and stress free, for you.

Unfortunately, since they are more specialized, you should expect to pay more than the average over-sized load.  To obtain necessary permits, the cost will increase $500-$1000 based on lead time. That means our total cost to ship the single wide Mobile Home would come out to be $14,000-$16,000. Sill not bad when compared to other over dimensional moves that are customized and more difficult to complete. Here is another good source for learning about the cost.

Other Things to Consider

The standard $2.00 to $2.25 a mile doesn’t apply to all shipments. There are a few constraints to consider.

  1. Distance.
  2. Location
  3. Capacity

Distance is a very important factor in price. Coast-to-coast shipments are cheaper per mile than local runs. It is important to remember, whether you are going a long ways or running 50 miles down the road, you will still be paying for the drivers time.

Location is another factor that impacts the price. We get a lot of shipments that pick up in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and other states that do not have a very dense population. This can cause the rate to come up because drivers tend to be situated around bigger cities where loads are most likely to appear. We would essentially have to pay them to drive out and get the shipment (deadhead). This rule also applies to deliveries in remote areas. If you are 200+ miles away from a major city, be  prepared to pay a little more than the usual rate.

Capacity is the final constraint to consider/understand. Driver’s are constantly moving all over the country. When you have a surplus in one city, then the price goes down. The drivers will compete for loads. If you have a shortage of drivers in a city, then the price goes up because the driver will have their pick of the lot. The highest paying freight will be moved first.


We hope that this article sheds some light on shipping partial loads, tractors, booms, elevators or any other type of equipment. We are always fighting to get you the best price with the best service. We are a family-owned and operated company with strong values on the relationships we create. Give us a call and see how we can help you. Also use this link to learn more about our Heavy Haul Team.

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