Midwest Heavy Haul Makes It Easy to Transport Your Oversize Load
As an experienced truck brokerage company, Midwest Heavy Haul can offer efficient transportation for oversize loads at affordable rates. While many trucking companies do not provide this service, we specialize in handling oversize load shipments. Therefore, we can ensure efficient and quick delivery of your oversize load. We will work with you to simplify the process of transporting any oversize load by handling all of the necessary paperwork and permits.
With over a decade of experience in the industry, you can count on us for smooth and efficient oversized load shipping service without any hassles.
To learn more about what is considered an oversize load and how Midwest Heavy Haul can help you transport your oversize load shipments, contact us at 888-377-0004 or request a freight quote online.
Features of an Oversize Load
The term "oversize load" is a commonly used term in the shipping industry that is used to describe any shipment that is above the legal size or weight dimensions set for a standard truckload. While most individuals in the shipping industry are familiar with this term, some may not fully understand what exactly is considered an oversize load. For those who are constantly involved in shipments or are in the transportation business, it is important to learn how to differentiate between what is and what is not an oversize load.
The main features of an oversize load are:
- An oversize load is any shipment that exceeds the legal measurements set by the government. Normally, a shipment that is more than 80' in length, 13'6" in height, and/or 8'6" in width can be considered an oversize load.
- In the United States, this term primarily refers to a truck tractor that has an attached trailer carrying an over-dimensional object.
- Any load that can be taken apart and/or reduced to the legal dimension is not an oversize load.
- Some common types of oversize load shipments include a manufactured home, a construction tractor, a large piece of steel, or a large piece of equipment or machinery.
Each U.S. state has different regulations on transporting oversize loads. These regulations are often based on the size or weight of the load, and they are set up for safety reasons, so that the state can ensure that an oversize or overweight load does not travel through an unsafe zone. For example, some tunnels are not large enough for transporting large items through them, while some bridges are not meant to handle weights over 80,000 pounds.
These factors make it challenging to transport oversized loads because you will need to make accurate calculations to ensure that you can safely travel across the planned route. Moreover, you also need to obtain a legal permit that allows you to transport the oversize load to a particular city.
Benefits of Choosing Us for Transporting Your Oversize Load
While you may face many challenges when transporting oversized or overweight loads across different cities, Midwest Heavy Haul simplifies this process for you. Here are some of the benefits of choosing us for your oversize load shipping process:
- We help you make all the necessary arrangements to safely transport the shipment without any problems. This reduces the hassle that comes with applying for the permit, planning a route, filing the necessary paperwork, etc.
- Since we have been in the industry for more than 10 years, we are highly knowledgeable about the process of transporting oversized or overweight loads from one city to another. We have an expertise in dealing with special legal considerations and other technical challenges that are involved with difficult oversize shipments.
- Some states may require the loads to have a certified escort to monitor them. We ensure that these restrictions are followed, if necessary.
- With our network of trucking companies nationwide, we can offer some of the most affordable freight rates in the industry.
Contact Us to Request a Quote for Oversize Load Shipping
To learn more about our services, call us at 888-377-0004. You can also request a customized freight quote directly for any oversize load shipping service by completing our quote request form online.
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