Freight Shipping and Heavy Haul Blog
Welcome to the World of Heavy Hauling and Freight Transportation
Almost anything can be transported over the roads, highways, and interstates of America. Construction equipment, building materials, carnival equipment, yachts, mobile homes, and stretch limos! That’s called heavy hauling. Then there’s freight shipping that covers the transport of commodities, merchandise goods and cargo. If it’s on a pallet, it’s freight shipping.
Heavy hauling is a special shipping service that requires the right equipment, experienced drivers, and a knowledgeable transport company. Oversized loads can require special equipment and possibly route-specific permits and escorts.
- Large vehicle transport, including construction and farming equipment
- Work Trucks, including utility and first-responder vehicles
- Specialized Vehicles, including mass transit vehicles and mobile labs
- Recreational vehicles, including boats, yachts, RVs
- Construction Materials, including building components and mobile homes
- Oversized and Wide Loads, includes anything that exceed height, weight, or width restrictions
For heavy hauling, there is a wide range of trailer types to choose from including flatbeds, goosenecks, lowboy, step deck and more. Which one is best depends on what you’re hauling and where you’re going.
Shipping freight properly takes knowing whether a Full Truckload, Less-Than Full Truckload, or a Partial Truckload is the best. Choosing the best category is key to getting freight to its destination on time, damage-free, and at the best rate possible.
- Less Than Truckload, is known as LTL and is for shipments between 150 to 15,000 pounds and takes up less that a full truckload trailer.
- Full Truckload is known as FTL, is for shipments greater than 15,000, and takes up a full truckload trailer. Scheduling an FTL shipment reduces the handling of the freight reducing the chance for damage.
- Partial Truckload is known as PTL and is a cost-savings option for shipments of less than a truckload but typically over 5,000 pounds or six pallets.
With freight shipping, there’s also the option of different transport vehicles, including dry van, open flatbed, or even refrigerated. Again, which one is best depends on what you're hauling and your budget.
Whether it's freight shipping or heavy hauling you need, working with an experienced, quality-service transport provider is critical for safe, legal, cost-effective delivery of your equipment or commodities. It’s nothing to cut-corners on – do your research and work with someone with great service and on-the-road experience.