Heavy Haul Trucking of Over-dimensional and Overweight shipments, known as Heavy Haul shipments or Heavy Haul Trucking pose special challenges for shippers. Often times a shipment is both over-dimensional as well as overweight in nature and therefore may require special routing in order to travel only on the highways that permit vehicle weights that can accommodate them in the Continental United States and Canada.
Heavy Haul Trucking frequently requires special trucks and trailers that can carry the size of what you’re shipping. They may also require the purchase of special permits issued by the various governmental agencies, States, and municipalities through which your shipment will travel.
Ten-West has a well trained experienced team ready 24/7 to handle any of your Heavy Hauling Service needs.
When a flatbed trailer is insufficient due to the shipment being too tall, wide or heavy, a heavy haul trucking method is your only option.
Heavy haul trucking, also commonly called: superload, oversize, overweight or over dimensional, is explained below.
In the U.S. a superload is a truck tractor with an attached trailer that has an over dimensional or overweight object (the load) on it that exceeds the ordinary permit limits commonly associated with oversize or overweight loads. Both the size and weight of a superload are regulated by the State the load is moving in and is different depending on which State it is. An oversize load (including tractor and trailer) may exceed the standard legal dimensions of 13’6″ in height and 8’6″ in width (the length varies by State). The load must be non-reducible (cannot be reduced to legal dimensions). An overweight load must consist of a single unit to be shipped that will exceed the total legal gross weight of 80,000 lbs for the truck, trailer and unit shipped.
Equipment that may be required for heavy haul:
Legal Requirements for Oversize, Overweight and Superloads:
Knowing how to deal with the legal considerations, permits and the technical challenges of pulling a heavy haul load is crucial to having a successful oversized load shipment.