Transporting Oversize Loads Over Long Distances

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In transportation terms, an oversize load is any load that exceeds standard or legal size and weight limits set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Different portions of roads and highways have different standards. Examples of overweight loads include construction machines (like cranes), prefabricated homes, mobile homes, houseboats, bridge beams, and industrial equipment. According to… Read more »

The 7 Major Types of Hauling Equipment

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  Hauling Equipment   If you are new to construction and drilling, it’s important to understand the types of equipment that will be used on the job. Hauling equipment, in particular, is used to move building/drilling supplies, soil, and other materials. Below is an overview of the types of hauling equipment commonly used in construction… Read more »

Professional Heavy Haul Transportation Saves Time and Money

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Many construction and industrial projects require equipment and/or materials that are oversized and difficult to manage with traditional lifting and hauling equipment. Project managers in the oilfield, utilities, petrochemical, and power generation industries are used to managing heavy loads and various types of oversized loads on and around the worksite. However, when these loads are… Read more »

Securing Super Heavy and Over-Dimensional Loads

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Safely securing super heavy or over-dimensional loads is a matter of grave concern. Although incidents involving the loss of heavy equipment or cargo are infrequent, when they do occur severe injuries or fatalities can be the result. Securing heavy equipment such as that used in the construction, power generation and oilfield industries fall under the… Read more »

7 Tips for Safe Heavy Haul Trucking

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Over-dimensional or heavy haul trucking is no small feat (pun intended). It requires careful planning and execution in order to be successful and avoid accidents or injuries. Here are seven tips that will ensure you move your load safely. 1. Prepare in advance It’s vital that you thoroughly prepare for the move and do so… Read more »

Hiring a Wide Load Shipping Company

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When hauling super heavy or over-dimensional loads, everything must go right. You need the right equipment and a capable well-trained driver to transport the load. You must obtain the right licenses and permits, select the right routes, and adhere to state-by-state regulations. You may even need to hire a professional escort service. Most of all,… Read more »

Facts About Transporting Heavy and Over Dimensional Loads

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In over the road transport, overweight and over dimensional loads are those that exceed the standard legal size or weight limits for a specified portion of a road, highway or other transport infrastructure. Restrictions include such factors as load per axle, height, and width. Vehicles that exceed legal limits require a special permit that allows… Read more »

4 Reasons Your Company Should Not View Wideload Transportation as DIY

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  When it comes to transport shipping, many companies, even those on the smaller side, have their own transport equipment. Semis and trailers successfully haul heavy loads both interstate and intrastate. Using manpower, ramps, pulleys, and cranes, heavy shipments can be safely loaded, transported, and unloaded. However, when these payloads extend beyond the size of… Read more »