Overcoming the Logistical Challenges of Heavy-Haul Trucking
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When cargo is too heavy, too wide, too tall, too-something for standard truck transport, it’s called “heavy haul.” The strange, complex world of specialized truck transport upends many of the rules of trucking, from trailer selection to axle count.
The logistical planning of hauling a wind turbine blade, farm combine, mining vehicle, prefab building, and more is daunting for the uninitiated. The risk of law-breaking, damage to the cargo or transport truck, and unexpected schedule delays are considerable. Yet roadway transport is often the only viable option. This playbook examines heavy haul requirements, offering expert commentary on:
Why the selection of engine, transmission, and vehicle frame are critical to transport success
What decision makers need to know about the six specialized trailer types, from lowboys to removable goosenecks
How to mitigate common heavy haul logistical planning errors, such as failure to consider scout and service support vehicles