What You Need To Know About Heavy-Haul Trucking

What You Need To Know About Heavy-Haul Trucking

Heavy-haul trucking plays a major role in the logistics and revenue of businesses and boosts the economy. Hauling oversized shipments requires a special type of care and attention to detail. To haul overweight loads, you need a clear and concise understanding of heavy hauling and the requirements to ship legally.

Here’s what you need to know about heavy-haul trucking.

What Is Heavy-Haul Trucking?

Heavy-haul trucking is required for any load exceeding the standard legal limit. It takes specialized shipping services to get oversized hauls to their destination in time. Whether it’s a wide load, oversized freight, or heavy equipment, these loads are often over the maximum weight limit. These limits are typically regulated by state, federal, and local governments.

According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Oversized loads are over the following measurements:

  • 8.6 feet wide
  • 13.6 feet high
  • 48-53 feet long
  • 80,000+ pounds

They also limit how much weight can be carried on an axle. These weight limits include the following:

  • Steer axle: 12,000 pounds
  • Tandem axle: 34,000 pounds
  • Single axle: 20,000 pounds
  • Drive axle: 34,000 pounds

Permits Required for Heavy-Haul Trucking

You need to know about all the required permits for legal heavy-haul trucking. Most permits and required documentation are determined on a case-by-case basis. These permits cater to local, state, or county laws.

Depending on the route and the shipment type, you may need additional permit requirements or safety components, including pilot cars, safety flags, or flashing lights.

How Can We Help?

The toughest part of heavy-haul trucking is ensuring your shipment is delivered on time, and we can help with that. We’re a shipping logistics company that’s ready to provide your business with services that will guarantee a safe and hassle-free hauling process that allows you to spend more time on other elements of your company.

Contact us today for more information or inquiries.

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