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7 Considerations When Moving Heavy Equipment for Rigging Companies

July 30, 2020

When moving heavy equipment for rigging companies, a good deal of knowledge and experience is required in order to do the job safely and promptly. In this article, we’ll be discussing the role of rigging companies in industry, and why they require specialized transportation when their heavy equipment is being transported from one place to another. We’ll also examine the role played by logistics in the transportation of machinery, and then consider some of the issues which need to be accounted for when hauling heavy equipment for these companies. What Does a Rigging Company Do? Rigging companies are generally required... View Article

When Do You Need a Red Flag When Hauling Cargo

April 29, 2020

When hauling cargo, a transport company is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the goods arrive at the destination safely and intact. There are times when customers will want to move abnormal loads and oversize cargo. Goods that protrude from vehicles or are transported on the roof of vehicles can pose a significant risk to both the driver and other road users. As such, drivers are required to take the necessary precautions when transporting goods and materials that are too lengthy or wide to fit in a vehicle. In addition to ensuring proper planning and determining which permits are... View Article

Examination of the ‘Harmonization’ of Oversize Permitting

April 8, 2020

There has been a movement underway for decades now to get all states on board with an agreement which would allow for uniform permitting of large and heavy loads to be transported between states. In the past, this was always a very tedious process, because it was necessary to secure permits from every state that a load had to travel through, and each state handled permits in a different way. Now, that is changing due to the efforts of a few dedicated individuals who are making the pitch to every state to harmonize the permit process, and make it easier... View Article

What are the DOT’s Regulations for Hauling Heavy Equipment?

April 1, 2020

In working environments safety is the responsibility of every person that works for a company. Good safety practices enable an organization to avoid injuries, damage to equipment and inventories, lost downtime and potential legal consequences. As one anonymous author stated, “Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.” Safety Is In the Details For those in the transportation industry, safety is a high priority. Indeed, safety is the highest priority of the Department of Transportation, or DOT, and its related departments. As in other aspects of life, transportation safety is anchored in the details. Moving equipment... View Article

Trailer Dimensions: How Wide Can a Tractor Trailer Be?

March 20, 2020

Without tractor trailers, America would grind to a halt. From raw materials like steel to the vegetables that end up on your dinner table, the US economy is powered by trucks. However, trailer size is one of the single most important factors in the quest to haul more with each load. The length of a trailer can vary significantly, but the standard trailer width, which has a dramatic impact on what can be hauled safely, can only vary slightly. What Is the Standard Width for a Tractor Trailer? Currently, the US federal government sets regulations that dictate the minimums that... View Article

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