Oversize Loads


Oversize/ Overweight Loads Definition

An oversize load is that which exceeds the standard weight and size restrictions. While different states have different legal restrictions, here are the general federal guidelines:

  • A maximum length of 75.'
  • Maximum width of 8'6"
  • A maximum height of 13'6"
  • The overall weight of 80000, which includes the trailer, truck, and freight

  • Tips for Oversize Load Transport

    Given their complex nature, oversize loads require special considerations and incredible logistics, including detailed route surveying and planning for specialized shipping equipment. Here are some of the key considerations when shipping oversized loads:

    Proper Shipping Equipment: It is crucial that you know your equipment's capacity and weight limit to avoid overloading it. Besides attracting serious penalties, overloading impacts your truck handling ability and can cause serious damage to the truck. Also, ensure that the cargo is well-positioned and secured to prevent falling off and causing chaos on the road. Finding the right equipment for your shipment can be quite daunting. Fortunately, Heavy Equipment Transport provides you with a wide range of shipping equipment for all your shipping needs. From step deck, drop deck, low boy, and RGN trailers, we got your back.


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    Tips Continued

    Escorts: This depends on the type of your cargo and the states you are hauling to and from. Some states might require some escort services for super loads and might even demand for law enforcement escorts for super-wide roads.

    Permits: While oversize loads restrictions and regulations vary depending on the state, any super load requires a shipping permit. Cargo moving across multiple states might require multiple permits for each state it travels through. The permits must clearly indicate the nature of your load and the exact routes to be used. Please note that not adhering to the permit guidelines and regulations can translate to hefty fines.

    Common Examples of Oversized Loads

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Steel
  • Windmill Propellers
  • Cranes
  • Generators
  • Bridge Beams
  • Backhoes
  • Mobile Homes
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