To ensure that your transport is a success, it’s essential to keep a few key considerations in mind when you’re shipping oversized loads. Aside from consulting with Reliable Permit Solutions about the permit(s), you’ll need to transport your cargo within a state or through multiple states, you’ll want to address the following tips.
Have the Right Equipment for the Job
To safely and efficiently transport an oversized load, you need to choose the right trailer and equipment for the job. Drop deck trailer? Extended drop deck trailer? Lowboy trailer? It’s important to use a trailer that’s most ideal for the material to be shipped. Each type has its own pros and cons, but by outlining your shipping needs, you can choose the ideal solution for the run.
Map out the Route
Take time to map out the route for shipping your oversized load ahead of time. Drivers can’t simply rely on GPS to help them find the fastest route once they’re on the road. The GPS may not reliably alert drivers about impasses, detours, or construction projects that could create problems for drivers. Check your proposed route ahead of time to ensure a smooth delivery.
Know Your Special Markings
Getting the right permits are important for shipping oversized loads, but drivers also need to be aware of special markings like flags for use during the drive. Lights, banners, and flags denote the size and weight of the oversized load. These requirements can also vary by state, so be sure you understand the regulations for the states you’ll be passing through.
Reliable Permit Solutions can help you navigate the various requirements for shipping oversized loads to ensure that you have the proper permits and understand what markings are essential for your load. Contact us to discuss your needs and we’ll answer all of your questions.