Categories for Hauling Services

What is the Difference Between a Semi-Truck and a Semi-Trailer?

February 1, 2022

When it comes to freight hauling, the type of vehicle used makes a world of difference. That said, most items are shipped using semi-trucks and semi-trailers. The combination of the two is often called an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer. However, while these two pieces are often together, there are quite a few unique differences. So, let’s dive in and compare semi-trucks vs. semi-trailers. What is a Semi-Truck? A semi-truck is the actual vehicle that tows the trailer. The truck has an engine and can be driven with or without a trailer attached. Usually, there’s the cab itself and an extension that... View Article

Freight Trucking

Specialized Freight Trucking Costs and Services

November 15, 2021

As integral as freight shipping is to modern society, the process is more than just taking one shipping container from point A to point B. Tons of items are shipped across the nation’s highway system, and some of them require specialized services. So, we want to look at these services and see how they help companies of all sizes. Here’s what you need to know about specialized freight trucking costs and services. Average Costs Per Mile for Trucking Companies Many variables can impact a trucking company’s bottom line. The two largest expenses are labor and fuel costs, but they’re far... View Article

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Seven Tips for Heavy Hauling Safety

May 7, 2021

At Osage Specialized Transport, safety comes first. Here are seven tips for safe heavy hauling that we follow and that we recommend to everyone in the trucking industry. #1 Hire experienced operators What’s the number one cause of heavy-haul accidents? Speeding! You don’t want an untested driver who is heavy on the pedal on your runs for heavy or hazardous loads. Trust heavy hauling to experienced operators. #2 Do a reconnaissance mission before you send out your truck Pilot cars reduce the overall risk for your heavy loads on the road, and sending someone out to double-check road conditions before... 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

Five Things to Know About Oversized Loads

June 13, 2018

Oversized and wide loads in the United States have some specific shipping regulations that companies must comply with for safety purposes. In America, a wide or oversized load is any vehicle and/or load that measures wider than 8’6” (2.59 m). Every state has slightly different requirements for oversized shipments, so you should also be familiar with the requirements for your particular state. Here are five key tips you should keep in mind when preparing an oversized load for freight transportation in Aurora, CO. Know what is and isn’t legal for flatbed loads The legal limits for flatbed shipments are pretty... View Article

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