Timing is an important element of the logistics involved to ensure a heavy haul delivery is transported safely and arrives at its destination in a timely manner. It’s especially important when dealing with heavy equipment or cargo that’s essential for a particular job.
A heavy haul is a complex operation that entails far more than simply loading items on a truck or trailer. There are stringent state and federal regulations that govern how items can be hauled, weight limits and other specifications. Depending on the load, drivers may be restricted to certain traveling times to ensure the safety of other motorists.
Planning ahead smooths the process every step of the way. If you know you’re going to need something transported, don’t wait until the last minute to try and get it there. Heavy haulers are in high demand and you could easily find the needed equipment and vehicles aren’t available. Plan ahead and notify your carrier of what you need to do and when the transport will need to be performed.
The same is true at the cargo’s destination. Be sure that the project manager or other official knows that the cargo has been shipped and when it’s due to arrive so there will be someone available to immediately take charge of it. Time is money in the heavy hauler industry and you could find yourself with some extra charges should the hauler have to sit idle at the destination.
You’ll need to know the dimensions and weight of what you’ll be shipping. If you need heavy equipment transported, it may be considered an oversize load. That will require special permitting, banners, safety lights, and may even require an escort vehicle. The hauler will need time to obtain the proper paperwork and work out a route that’s quick, efficient, and one that won’t run afoul of any infrastructure limits.
With over a decade of transporting and Heavy Haul experience, we ensure your heavy equipment is transported safely. Our skilled logistics team understands it’s mission-critical to get your load where it needs to be on time, every time and will make it our main focus when shipping for you.
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