Categories for Oversize Hauling

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

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

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What is Considered an Oversized Load?

October 31, 2019

Fun Fact of the day: the total revenue of the US trucking industry from 2018 is around $800 billion, meaning if the US trucking industry were a country of its own it would be around the size of the nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Turkey! The trucking industry plays a vital, and underappreciated, role in the tapestry that is the American economy and almost every industry and sector relies on trucking for logistics and transportation of goods. What to Consider When Preparing to Transport an Oversize Load With so much transportation of goods happening on a day-to-day basis, this... View Article

Smart Tips for Hauling Oversized Loads in Denver, CO

August 7, 2019

Any type of hauling requires special considerations, but hauling oversized loads in Denver, CO requires smart practices. Following these tips will make your trip safer and smoother and help prevent damage, injury and accidents, as well as inconvenience. If your next haul will be greater than 8’6” in height and width, you’ll need an “oversized load” sign. If that’s the case, use the following tips to make your trip smart. Schedule As you plan and map your haul, keep in mind the factors that will affect your schedule. Laws limit when you can travel with an oversized load and where... View Article

The Dangers of Transporting Oversize Loads

May 24, 2019

Oversize loads are an increasingly common obstacle that drivers have to deal with. Industrial machinery, prefabricated homes and other oversize items like steel shipping containers have to be transported. Oversize hauling in Denver, CO is prone to causing accidents and often makes other drivers feel anxious, with good reason. Read on to learn more about oversize loads and what to do when you’re driving near one. Accidents with oversize hauling Oversize hauling in Denver, CO is prone to a few typical types of accidents that plague heavy trucks and oversize loads. One such type of accident happens because of deflated... View Article

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