Everyday trucks and combination trucks and trailers transport goods and equipment from businesses and consumers all across the country. These products can range from multiple boxes and several different shipments in a single trailer to machinery and oversized construction equipment requiring special kinds of trailers requiring the correct support and load balancing needed for legal transportation along highways and interstates. What is oversize or over dimensional freight? Over dimensional freight is basically freight that is too large to be divided up into smaller loads, the freight is longer, taller and/or wider than is normally allowed on the roads. The rules for over dimensional freight vary from state to state. For example, a load may be considered oversized in some states and some states might not classify the load as such.
Freight Rate Central ships freight all across the country in a variety of forms. One of our latest shipments for oversized freight was hauling the Komatsu XT430 L-3, which is also known as a feller butcher, is a machine used in the forest industry for harvesting trees. The attachment for the machine allows the operator to grab the tree, cut it down, then remove the limbs and bark and cut to length all at once. Since the Komatsu XT430 was such a large machine, with a weight of over 74,000 pounds with its cutter head attachment. Because of the size and weight the load, required the use of a 3 axle Removable Gooseneck trailer. The Removable Gooseneck Trailer, or RGN, is unique and versatile in the fact that the gooseneck part of the trailer can be removed to allow the front of the trailer to set on the ground and act as a loading ramp for the equipment. The RGN trailer serves as an excellent choice for hauling oversized equipment, as it is able to haul up to 150,000 pounds and can be configured with up to 20 axles for weight distribution.
Freight Rate Central can provide you with fast, accurate over dimensional freight rates. Oversize loads are challenging to transport, whether it’s across town or across multiple state lines. You want to know your costs up front and you don’t want any unpleasant surprises. Freight Rate Central can get your over dimensional freight from its pick-up point to its destination, with every possible complication accounted for in advance. Visit our website for an instant online freight quote from the industry professionals at Freight Rate Central!