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How Much Weight Can a Semi-Truck Carry

March 11, 2021

At least 71% of the freight moved around in the US happens on trucks. The federal government regulates the amount of weight that a semi-truck can carry. There are two types of semi-trucks: single axle and double axle semi-trucks. When talking about the truck, the weight adds up to about 80,000 pounds including the trailer’s weight. A semi-truck can haul between 42000 and 48000 pounds. The amount of load that a semi-truck can carry depends on the weight of the trailer. A semi-truck can have a flatbed trailer made of aluminum attached to it. Since aluminum is light, it allows... View Article

Oversized/Overweight Load Permits by State

February 8, 2021

What is an Oversize Load? An oversize load is a weight that surpasses the standard weight limitations and configuration. The good news is that it is legal to transport haul equipment to various U.S and Canada destinations. In this case, you will need to have a valid permit for weight or oversize load from your state to help you transport your consignment. An oversize cargo is influenced by the height, length, and overall weight of the shipment. You will need an oversize permit if the load’s size exceeds 13’6 “, the width exceeds 8′ 6”, and the length exceeds 48... View Article

Traits the Nation’s Top Heavy Haul Trucking Companies Possess

January 26, 2021

What Is Heavy Hauling? Heavy hauling is the transporting of overweight or oversized freight. Moving items like heavy machinery, large tractors, modular homes, and any other overweight and oversize freight requires specialized equipment and extra permits. Shipping oversize cargo is not as straight forward as shipping regular freight. With the legal requirements to ship overweight freight varying from state to state, hiring a professional heavy haul trucking company is crucial. What Type of Equipment & Machinery Requires Heavy Hauling? Heavy hauling is required when any freight exceeds the legal limit for standard over the road transportation. Everything from new blades... View Article

What is the Cheapest Way to Transport a Car

January 19, 2021

Moving a car comes up every now and then, usually with a relocation due to a career, family event or issue, or retirement among other reasons. In many cases people typically try to move cars themselves by driving them directly from one location to the next. However, when more than one vehicle is involved, then things get a bit tricky and a moving service ends up being required. That can be affordable or expensive, depending on which resource a person uses. Who Typically Needs Vehicles Transported Across Country? As we mentioned above, the folks needed a car moved can vary... View Article

Oversize Load Regulations By State

January 12, 2021

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “over the road,” trucking handles over 10B tons of cargo each year, with 6% of the total load being oversize loads. The oversized load trucking industry is very complex, from the trucking companies to their drivers, brokers, customers, vendors of safety equipment, and contract escort vehicle operators. With all logistics in place, it’s only reasonable that each state has an independent agency that’s mandated to permit and regulate the transportation of oversize loads. Oversized or overweight loads may present risks to other road users and structures along the way. Given that these loads... View Article

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