4 Tips for Successful Heavy Haul Shipments

4 Tips for Successful Heavy Haul Shipments

When you have a heavy load to ship, it takes careful planning and expertise to make sure all goes accordingly, especially when you're crunched for time. At US1 Network, we specialize in heavy haul shipping of all shapes and sizes. If a larger than life shipment is is making you sweat bullets, the best way to prepare is to become informed and get the help you need if you don’t have much experience. Here are 4 handy tips to keep in mind for heavy haul delivery.

Know your shipment

With a haul this big, you need to know everything about it before sending it off across the road with your fingers crossed. Become thoroughly informed about the shipment, including the length, width, height, and weight. Be sure to have the accurate details on make, model, and serial number and keep this handy for the permitting process.

Don’t waste time

How much time do you have until the shipment needs to be executed? Because, time is definitely something not to play with when you have a heavy haul delivery. Get your heavy haul operation off the ground immediately by contacting your carrier. These large shipments require special equipment, so by letting them know ahead of time, you can rest assured that your shipment will be ready to go.

Know your state’s regulations

Each state in the US has different regulations when it comes to issuing permits for heavy haul shipments. It’s a good idea to get familiar with the process in your state so you can be prepared and manage time adequately. The amount of time it takes to handle permit requests varies, usually with it taking longer for heavier loads. The state will also determine the routes and roads to use, as well as the hours and days that work best, depending on travel restrictions.

Equipment for loading and unloading

This is an essential part of heavy haul logistics that can cost you time and money if not accounted for. Heavy haul shipments require expensive, high demand equipment for loading and unloading. Take account of the equipment you will need for a smooth process and keep in mind that if delays happen, you could wind up with unwanted detention charges.

Don’t let heavy haul shipments get you flustered. Partner with US1 Network and we’ll take care of the planning- we have the experience and equipment you need to make sure the shipment gets from point A to point B, not matter the size. Contact us today and let’s get started!

Courtney L.
July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016
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