Blog | Osage Specialized Transport - Part 2

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Is There a Need for a National Truck Speed Limit?

September 25, 2018

Several times now, the American Trucking Association (ATA) has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to require large trucks to have electronic speed limiters installed onboard. Limiters would mean large trucks could not go any faster than 65 mph. But is there a need for a national speed limit for large trucks? How are speed limits set now? Let’s take a look at some facts about freight transport in Denver, CO. States set speed limits Each state has its own speed limit laws for large trucks, which are set by either the state, individual counties or a group of local... View Article

How the Professionals Prepare for Heavy Equipment Transport in Denver, CO

September 11, 2018

If you have oversized pieces of machinery or equipment that need to be moved across a long distance, you might consider hiring a specialized hauling company for the job. After all, transporting heavy equipment without experience can be nerve-racking and unsafe. To help you get a better understanding of what goes into this type of hauling, let’s take a look at how the professionals prepare for heavy equipment transport in Denver, CO. Choose a trailer Not just any trailer can be used to haul large equipment. Whether the load is construction equipment or farm machinery, one of the first steps... View Article

Five of the Biggest Things Ever Moved on the Road

August 24, 2018

If you drive on the highway, chances are you’ve seen a truck carrying an oversized load at least once. These loads might be heavy machinery, houses or materials, and are usually led by an escort vehicle that notifies oncoming traffic of the wide or heavy load. This kind of oversized transport is common nationwide. What is far less common is a truly momentous-sized load being transported on an average interstate. This isn’t to say it hasn’t been done, though. Since roads and heavy-load-bearing vehicles were invented, humans have been transporting oversized loads all over the country. If you’ve never had... View Article

Tips to Knowing Your Heavy Load Limits

August 10, 2018

In the business of heavy equipment transport, one of the most crucial aspects of the job is knowing how to safely transport heavy and oversized loads across the country. Oversized loads can be tricky to manage, since most states have strict weight and size limitations, and improper loading can lead to many problems for the driver, the load and other vehicles on the highway. If you’re transporting heavy loads, make sure you understand all the weights and how they correspond to state limitations, as well as other important limitations regarding load configuration and balance, and axle placement. The dangers of... View Article

Check Your Smartphone for Truck Stop Parking Availability!

July 25, 2018

When truckers are hired for freight transportation or other driving duties, they often encounter a common problem: parking. Few things are more frustrating than pulling into a truck stop and discovering there is no space for the rig. Fortunately, modern technology may make this scenario avoidable. For trucking companies, smartphone usage can save time and prevent frustrations. Truck stops and app developers are working on solutions. Here’s the scoop. Current Apps Sensors: At some locations, owners are testing sensors that will report parking availability. The high-tech sensors keep the database of parking spaces updated based on whether or not they... View Article