Since 2008 Interstate 48 Transportation has been increasing our agent and carrier base. We have done so to provide top-notch service for heavy haul and oversize load freight. Interstate 48 started in 2007 as mainly a refrigerated truckload and LTL freight brokerage. However, we soon realized that the best way to service our customers is to expand our knowledge and service capacity. Before we had not served, or had minimal capacity in OD freight. Soon we made it a staple service at our company.
A perfect example of our complete service line is exemplified by the shipment below. We also provided the ancillary services captured. Through employees and agents we have been dealing with oversize load shipments since 2008. We have the knowledge and experience to handle not only the transport of the equipment, but to handle all of the supplemental services involved in these shipments as well.
This shipment includes a teardown of these machines. In this situation we hire a rigging company to reduce the pieces into pieces suitable for open deck transport. Our company hired two step deck trailers to transport the pieces alongside the main unit of the CAT D-11 . These trailers transported the bucket, the ripper, the top of the cab, the hydraulic pistons, etc. We refer to this as the fall off load. We transported the main unit via 4-axle RGN trailer like those at Kaufman trailers. These trailers are very expensive and required knowledgeable and experienced operators.
Oversize Load Preparation
Before we got wheels under these pieces we needed to power wash them. Ports require machinery to be virtually spotless upon entry. Sometimes we must contract to clean the machinery prior to shipping. Sometimes we can transport the machinery as is and have it cleaned prior to entry of the port at washing facilities nearby.
Once they are broken down, cleaned and prepared to transport, the rigging company takes over. They will load each of the component pieces on the respective trailers and the driver will secure the pieces for transportation. We have already ordered the permits. Pilot cars and pole cars are standing by. Route surveys are complete, and police escorts, if required, are in place and ready for this oversize load to transport.
Should you find yourself in need of oversize load trucking services or any as mentioned above, give us a call anytime. Let one of our experienced agents who handle this and only this type of freight, provide you rates, availability and consultation on the best mode of transport for all of your heavy haul or oversize freight.
Cheers! And happy trucking.