Heavy Haul Trucking

Heavy equipment hauling requires an expert to determine the right trailer for the job. Our heavy haul trucking service succeeds on intricacy. When you bring us your transportation project – whether it be overweight, oversize, specialized or all of the above – we have the expertise to put together a transport plan that will meet your project’s specific needs. We’ve devoted strongly in our heavy haul trucking service to meet the distinct needs of our clients for any type of heavy haul freight transport. We match the right heavy hauling equipment with your needs, obtain necessary permits and escorts, and appoint the most experienced drivers to safely and successfully handle your heavy haul. The diverse customer base markets we service include, Oil, Gas, Co-Gen, nuclear industry and others just to name a few.

Do not let just anyone handle your heavy haul transport. Transporting heavy haul items such as specialized equipment, industrial machinery and construction equipment present many challenges. Choosing someone who isn’t knowledgeable of the challenges will be predestined to fail. Due to the size and weight, heavy haul shipments require special handling, designated routes to travel, and additional permits if necessary. We understanding what a heavy haul shipment is, what weight limitations apply and what other requirements are necessary to ensure a smooth and successful transportation.

What is Heavy Haul Trucking?

Heavy haul trucking is the hauling of overweight, oversize or specialized freight. Generally, shipping heavy equipment will require the use of stepdecks, RGN’s or other specialized trailers that can haul over dimensional or overweight loads. Although federal government requires each state to set their own regulations for hauling heavy shipments, heavy haul is generally classified as cargo that exceeds:

  • Width of 8 feet
  • Height of 10 feet
  • Length of 27 to 100 feet
  • Gross weight of 30,000 + pounds
Heavy Equipment Hauling

Type of Freight

Freight that might qualify as heavy haul can range from excavators, bulldozers, tractors, and other heavy industrial objects. For years Nationwide United has specialized in transportation of heavy haul freight including but no limited to:

  • Construction and Agricultural Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Cranes
  • Transformers
  • Oil and Gas Production Modules
  • Wind Turbines
  • Pressure and Ethanol Vessels
  • Storage Tanks

Heavy Hauling Trailer Equipment

There are various types of transport trailers. Heavy hauling is a more intricate way of transporting over-dimension and/or overweight loads and requires specialized trailers to accommodate a load’s specific needs. We have the experience and knowledge to match your shipment with the correct type of trailer which include:

  • Flatbed
  • Stepdeck or (dropdeck)
  • Double Drop
  • Removable Gooseneck (RGN),
  • Stretch or Extendable
  • Multiple Axles (multi-axle)
Heavy Haul Escort

Permit and Escort Requirements

Your heavy haul freight will require special permits for each state, county, city and any other municipality it transits through while in transport. Most permits issued outline the amount of time (generally three to five days), hours (generally during sunlight) and optimized route a heavy haul shipment can travel. Depending on the commodity, additional permitting specifically for that commodity may be required as well. We work with permit offices across the country to obtain the necessary permissions and pilot/escort vehicles, if needed, to transport your heavy haul in a legal and safe manner.

We are consistently ranked as one of the best heavy haul companies in the nation. We are safety driven and our professionally trained drivers share the same commitment to safety. Our drivers are are expected to always operate in compliance with FMCSA and DOT regulations especially when handling your heavy load requests. We know every step that must be taken to ensure a safe, swift and successful delivery of your load.

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