Main Considerations to Make While Planning a Heavy Haulage

8 October 2020
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Need abnormal or out of gauge load transport? From construction to petrochemical to power, various sectors of the economy have a need to transport heavy loads locally or abroad.

No matter which industry you're in, heavy haulage companies can deliver your load wherever you want in the safest and most efficient way possible. The successful transportation of oversized or extra heavy loads requires proper planning. Here are some of the key considerations that heavy haulage services make to ensure a smooth transportation process for your load.

The type of load to be transported.

The first thing heavy transport companies think about when planning your job is the type of load involved. Heavy cargo comes in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. For example, liquid-state petrochemical cargo can be highly flammable and will need to be transported in specialised tankers to minimise the risk of fire or an explosion during transportation. Heavy construction machinery, on the other hand, can be large and irregularly shaped, thus requiring the use of escort vehicles to ensure their safe transportation. In short, different types of cargo have unique features that determine how each should be transported.

The weight of the load to be transported.

Heavy haulers primarily use heavy-duty trucks to transport heavy or oversize cargo loaded on trailers. Because different cargoes have different weights, they maintain a fleet made up of trucks of different sizes. The right truck for your project will have to match the load to be carried.  

The applicable transport laws.

Because of the type and nature of loads involved, heavy haulage is a highly regulated industry. International, state, and local government transport laws exist to ensure all types of heavy hauls are done safely and efficiently. Heavy haulers know the relevant transportation laws to follow depending on the route they'll be using.

Insurance protection.

Heavy haulage transporters understand that accidents can happen at any time, no matter what steps they take to ensure the safety of your cargo. For this reason, they usually establish how much insurance will be needed to protect you against financial losses in the event of theft or damage to your cargo. Part of the fees will cover insurance costs. If you feel that your cargo isn't adequately protected, you can always purchase additional insurance for it.

If you're still in the planning stage, contact a heavy haulage service near you today to start planning your next job.