Tackling the Challenges of Trucking Oversized Shipments

From tractors and industrial equipment to trailer homes and steel beams, oversized trucks are engineered to transport the heaviest of loads across the country. Reliable Permit Solutions specializes in temporary permits for oversize and overweight loads. What are some of the unique challenges you’ll face compared to driving any other truck and how do you navigate the roads while transporting these enormous shipments? Here are some rules to follow to help get you and your shipment to your destination safely. Definition of Oversized/Overweight Loads You may need a temporary permit if your truck and its load: Exceeds 13’6” in heightExceeds 8’6” in widthExceeds 48’ in trailer lengthExceeds 80,000 lbs in overall weight Travel Escorts In some cases where the width of your shipment exceeds 12’, pilot vehicles or ‘escorts’ are required. The job of these escorts is to alert the shipment driver of special circumstances such as traffic, construction zones, [...]

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