Round The Clock Logistics has been in business since 2010 with the goal of making you and your valuable cargo our only priority. With over 50 years of industry experience, our dedicated transportation team is here to serve you. Not only do we love the freight business but we value the relationships we have with each and every customer.
About Our Heavy Haul Trucking Service
Heavy haul trucking is the go-to method when traditional trucking methods just can’t cut it. Shipping over-dimensional items and heavy hauls present a unique set of problems that require unconventional solutions to avoid risks to cargo.
When to use heavy haul trucking companies?
It’s time to consider heavy haul trucking when dealing with oversized and overweight loads. These hauls often require additional permits, training or licensing, regulated routes, specialized equipment, designated trucking times and/or an additional escort to be completed safely and effectively. All states have their own heavy haul trucking regulations, so planning is of utmost importance to a successful transport.
Colorado heavy haul trucking, for example, has regulations and restrictions that change throughout the year. When transporting along the I-70 corridor, there are nearly a dozen restrictions, mostly related to the width and length of cargo. For example, near Rifle, CO in both directions “no loads over 14 feet” are permitted “twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week until October 16, 2018.” Chain laws also go into effect on September 1st of each year. These laws require that all commercial vehicles traveling I-70 between mile marker 133 and 259 carry proper chains. Knowing the nuances of the restrictions of each state along trucking routes helps to avoid fines and ensure deliveries are on schedule.
While on-time delivery is a concern for most heavy haul trucking companies, safety is truly the most important factor in heavy haul trucking. For that reason, many states have their own requirements for escorts within their borders. Virginia requires anywhere from 1-4 escorts depending on the height, width, and length; and what highway or interstate the load is traveling on. In contrast, Minnesota only requires up to 2 escorts, or “on two-lane roadways, a Peace Officer escort must precede a vehicle that encroaches over the roadway centerline onto incoming traffic.”
contact us for heavy haul trucking services
We’re ready and standing by to take handle all your heavy haul trucking company needs. As a landstar trucking agency, we specialize in ensuring the safety of your cargo and that it arrives at your destination on time. Give us a call or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and a represenative will contact you.
What type of cargo is considered overweight or oversized?
This is again an area where the roads being traveled will impact what is considered overweight or oversized. A general rule of thumb is that any load greater than 12’ tall, 12’ wide, and 65’ long qualifies. In addition, total gross vehicle weight is also a factor. Standard truck licenses cover a GVW of 80,000 lbs in most states and 105,500 lbs in others. Weights in excess will require special permits and equipment.
Some common overweight and oversized loads include:
- Large Commercial Wind Turbine Equipment
- Electrical Substation Transformers
- Prefabricated Homes or Kits
- Military Equipment and Machinery
- Commercial Construction Equipment
- Railway Equipment and Vehicles
When it comes to heavy haul trucking companies, proper equipment is as important as planning and safety. At Round the Clock Logistics we have access to all the necessary heavy haul trucking equipment needed to complete transports efficiently and safely. Whether it’s an RGN, Multi-Axle, or Step Deck, RTCL will deliver.
Some common trucking configurations:
Flatbed Trailer – Heavy haul trailer designed for oversize loads that will not fit in a traditional box trailer.
RGN Truck – Removable Gooseneck trailers are a versatile configuration that allows cargo to be driven onto the trailer. The gooseneck is detached so that large equipment, such as excavators can be driven onto the trailer. A lowboy RGN truck can also be loaded from the side for cargo that cannot be driven onto the trailer.
Steerable – A steerable trailer is designed for loads with excessive length. Navigation of long loads can make narrow turns more difficult. Steerable trailers lessen the degree of difficulty by adding maneuverability to the trailers rear axles. This allows drivers better access to tight and narrow areas.
Step-deck Trailer – Also known as a drop-deck or lowboy, these trailers are similar to flatbeds. The deck of the trailer drops down beyond the truck to accommodate taller loads.
For more information about Round The Clock Logistics heavy haul trucking capabilities, contact us. Our expertise and professionalism have allowed us to maintain a 99% claim-free delivery rate. Simply put, you can relax knowing your shipment is in good hands and that RTCL is the right heavy haul trucking company to meet our needs.
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