Pieces usually falling into this category are construction equipment such as excavators and bulldozers, mining and farm equipment, and machinery. There are many rules and regulations when planning an over-dimensional move. When your shipment is beyond standard legal weight and size, your shipment is considered oversize. There are many factors to consider in planning an oversize shipment including dimensions, weights, and axle requirements.
Upon establishing the equipment is oversize, and after all the weight and dimensions are identified, the next step is to be familiar with each state’s rules and regulations. There are many permit companies available that can assist in ordering the proper permits as well as being able to order from DOT (Department of Transportation). After your proper permits are ordered and received the shipment is ready for loading. Once the driver has your shipment loaded there are routes and regulations for travel the driver must follow in transporting your equipment safely and properly. The size of your shipment will require certain lights/flags etc. when in travel. In addition, other factors considered by the permitted route are construction areas in the route being traveled, weather, bridges, tunnels, etc. Some http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/celexa_generic.html shipments will range in distance due to roadwork and construction. Travel time is a key factor; make sure you understand the variables in play. Some shipments will require escorts. When escorts are needed they are there to help in assisting the driver with oncoming traffic obstructions in the traveling route, etc.
Moving over-dimensional freight is time consuming and costly. It is important to have the proper allotted time for ordering permits, travel and delivery to your desired destination. When there is a timeframe for needing your oversize equipment, for instance, arriving to a port by a specific date in order to make a vessel for sailing it is very important to put your oversize equipment in someone’s hands that can assist you with the correct expectations of all the factors involved in moving your shipment.
If you have questions regarding whether your load is considered oversize, or if you need clarification on your move expectations, or if you would rather not lose sleep over your complicated freight move, call me to request a quote at 800-533-3922. We understand the importance of urgency; we are highly educated in these types of moves (over 70% of our staff has been certified by the TIA as transportation brokers); and, equally important, we are dependable and accurate. C. L. Services, Inc. is available 24/7/365 to assist and give you the Prosponsive® service you deserve.
By Dave Bechard
Over Dimensional/Specialized Freight Specialist