Categories for Overweight Hauling

Why It’s Important to Know the Company Doing Your Overweight Hauling

July 30, 2021

Ground transportation is the backbone of the world’s supply chain economy. While a lot of equipment and merchandise is transported by plane or by ship, transporting goods by truck is the most common and most important form of supply transportation. This goes for overweight hauling and HAZMAT shipping as well. What constitutes overweight hauling varies by state, country and jurisdiction, but as a rule of thumb, any truck with a gross weight (i.e., everything is included) over 80,000 pounds or a container weight over 44,000 pounds qualifies as overweight hauling. Here are some questions you could ask a company you’re... View Article

Do You Need Special Permits for Overweight Hauling?

March 18, 2021

When you have oversize and overweight loads, like heavy equipment, pre-fabricated buildings and more, you’ll likely need to use a truck and trailer to transport them. But what qualifies as oversize and overweight shipping in North Charleston, SC, and do you need special permits to haul these loads? Read on to learn more about this type of shipping. What is oversized and overweight hauling? Oversized loads are loads that exceed the maximum height, width and/or length as defined by law. Generally, these loads are made of objects that can’t be broken down to fit onto several trailers, like heavy equipment.... View Article

What’s an Overweight Load?

July 31, 2020

For most heavy equipment, pre-built homes or buildings and other oversized or overweight items, truck and train transportation is unavoidable. Knowing whether your load is either oversized, overweight or both will help you get an idea of what kind of transportation service you’ll be able to get. Hauling overweight loads in North Charleston, SC is regulated by state and federal permits. Read on for an overview of what goes into transporting overweight loads. What is an overweight load? Overweight loads aren’t necessarily oversized loads, but they can be. Overweight loads simply mean that the weight exceeds the regulations for that... View Article

Dealing with Road Weight Limits When Shipping Overweight Containers

March 2, 2020

Getting cargo from point A to point B is never easy, especially if it’s a big load! Overweight container shipping in North Charleston, SC brings a number of risks and challenges. Continue reading to learn more about these obstacles and how All Points Transport can help. Dangers of overweight shipping Overweight shipping is nothing to mess around with! You can expect any of the following consequences for improperly shipping overweight containers: Hefty fines: Improperly shipping overweight items can lead to injuries, increase traffic congestion and even damage roadways. To try to avoid these consequences, officials can impose financial penalties for... View Article

Is My Load an Oversize/Overweight Load?

January 8, 2020

Ground shipping via over-the-road trucking shows no signs of slowing down, hauling billions of tons of freight each year across America. A small but significant percentage of that freight comes in the form of oversize or overweight loads, which come with their own special challenges and costs. Depending on the size and weight of your load, you could need escort vehicles and additional safety equipment. All Points Transport specializes in oversized shipping in North Charleston, SC. Read the following article for an overview of overweight/oversize load requirements, then call us to find out how we can help! What is an... View Article

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