When transporting over dimensional freight it is extremely important to know the exact details and requirements of the project; dimensions, weights, etc…. Legal dimensions vary by state and each shipment must meet requirements for all states the route will encompass.
The specific dimensions of the shipment will determine whether permits will be required and/or a certified escort or pilot car will be needed for individual state requirements. The escorts main purpose is to make sure the route is clear and keep the flatbed driver informed of road and traffic conditions. It is also to allow other drivers on the road to be more aware of the oversized shipment via improved visibility.
In order to legally transport your heavy haul and/or over dimensional freight it must be broken down to the smallest unit possible. For example, if you are shipping a piece a machinery that can be broken down into a smaller/lighter pieces, you must break it down before transport.
In many cases, depending on the specific shipment, states have restrictions on when over dimensional freight can move on the highway. Limiting oversized freight from moving during peak driving times is common practice among states and transportation providers as an additional safety precaution.
An over dimensional/overweight load generally has several special requirements. KPI will source the equipment, permits and escorts, depending on the requirements for your freight.
Types of Equipment:
- Double Drop Trailers
- Extendable Trailers
Heavy Haul Commodities:
- Large Pipe
- Fabricated Steel
- Industrial Machinery
- Heavy Equipment
- Cranes and much more