We move thousands of heavy haul loads every year. We know what it takes to get the job done right, on time every time!
Heavy haul carriers move items that don’t fit on standard flatbed trailers. That’s why, we commonly call this type of freight over-size, over-dimensional, or over-weight. So, when you choose a heavy haul freight solution, it is important to select a carrier experienced in heavy haul freight.
Power Only freight means transporting your freight on your pre-loaded trailer from the shipper to the receiver. We offer same day service for local moves or cross country moves to all 50 States, Canada and Mexico.
Less than truckload or LTL shipping means a single load doesn’t fill the trailer. Another small load to the same or a different location fills the rest of the space.
LTL shipping carriers may use a smaller “hot shot” trailer and a pickup or a van instead of a semi truck and standard freight equipment.
Flatbed trucking may be the shipping solution you need. Building supplies, over-sized and over-weight freight will most likely need flatbed trucking services.
Freight is over-size when its dimensions are over the standard legal load size and weight. In many states in the U.S., over-sized or over-weight loads are those items or containers bigger than 8 feet 6 inches in width, or over 48,000 pounds.
A full truckload (FTL) carrier may work with LTL freight by using a consolidation and distribution center called a breakbulk facility.
This can provide a cost savings for the shipper. Here’s how:
Let’s say a North Carolina shipper can fill a truck with many small shipments headed for several western states. An FTL carrier will move the full load to a breakbulk facility in a central location close to the end points. The breakbulk facility will sort out LTL loads for transport to the final destinations.
Does availability affect pricing?
The season can affect pricing because the type of trailer you need may be in short supply. For instance, the harvest of perishable fruits could mean refrigerated trailers are in high demand.
Weather conditions along the route or at either endpoint may cause a delay. For instance, a catastrophic hurricane or flooding may prevent travel.
Do size and weight make a difference?
Oversize or overweight freight need permits depending on which state roads are used. This also can limit times of the day and even which route is taken.