Learn the Basics of Shipping Oversized Freight

Learn the Basics of Shipping Oversized Freight

It’s no secret that shipping oversized freight is challenging. After all, you must know how to classify oversized freight, obtain the right equipment, and follow transportation rules and regulations. Learn the basics of shipping oversized freight here at Diversified Transportation Services.

Oversized Freight Qualifications

Freight must meet certain qualifications for professionals to classify it as oversized. While these qualifications can vary, oversized freight must usually be over 8.5 feet in width, over 13.6 feet in height, and between 8 to 53 feet in length. Weight qualifications vary depending on multiple factors, but they’re generally between 50,000 to 150,000 lbs. or more.

Transportation Options

Air transportation for oversized products is not impossible, but it is extremely expensive, and it can be detrimental to ship your products via air. If you need to transport your products internationally, shipping by boat is usually the best option. For local shipping, you can transport your products by road or rail. The best method of transportation for your business will vary depending on your budget and the type of cargo you need to ship.

Additional Insurance

Many businesses ask about insurance when learning the basics of shipping oversized freight. While a load’s value usually doesn’t impact your insurance, it’s helpful to ensure that you have enough coverage for your oversized loads. Check with your carrier or 3PL provider and insurance providers to confirm that you have the right coverage for your oversized shipments.

The Right 3PL Partner

Trying to navigate the transportation and logistics world on your own can be time-consuming and challenging, especially when it comes to oversized freight. Partner with a reliable 3PL such as Diversified Transportation Services to make your shipping processes easier and more efficient. Our expedited freight delivery and other helpful services assist small and medium-sized businesses in transporting their shipments safely and quickly to their destinations. To learn more about oversized freight or our services, contact us today. Our team of professionals will help you take your shipping and logistics processes to the next level.

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