Oversized Shipping Blog

Cost 4.0

August 30th, 2013

In a world where economies continue to improve, the push to drive costs down remains a crucial step across the board, whether at the supermarket or over-the-road.  As discussed in our three recent blog entries (“Costs,” “The ‘Impact’ Factor” and “Why Is Overdimensional Shipping so Expensive?“), overdimensional transport commands a premium in comparison to moving [...]

The “Impact” Factor

August 23rd, 2013

As we’ve seen in our “Costs” and “Why is Overdimensional Shipping so Expensive?” blog entries, transporting oversized and overweight cargo is more expensive than a traditional legal load.  While there may be no “average” oversized commodity with one particular trait that causes costs to increase dramatically, it’s equally true that the cost of an oversized [...]

Overdimensional Over Water

August 9th, 2013

With countless overdimensional shipments moving throughout the United States on a daily basis, most everyone has seen wide loads transported on our nation’s highways. But what about oversized and overweight loads that need to travel to domestic locations outside the contiguous 48 states? When roads and rails don’t span the gap between origin and destination, [...]

Perimeter Frame Trailers

August 2nd, 2013

It should be no surprise that a multitude of trailer designs have been created to transport the myriad of freight types that exist today.  Whether designed to support an incredibly heavy load or secure an awkward or otherwise cumbersome piece, the saying “if you can build it, we can move it” has been used by [...]

What to Look For in an Oversized Shipper

July 26th, 2013

If you work in the transportation industry and are used to transporting legal flatbed loads of lumber and steel, what happens when you’re asked to transport something overdimensional?  Although you’re an experienced shipper, you may not have a clue where to go, who to call, or even worse, what to expect.  Here’s a list of [...]

Low Clearance

July 19th, 2013

Not every overdimensional move is an excavator that’s able to crawl onto a trailer under its own power or a large crate loaded by crane from overhead.  Some commodities exist that aren’t able to clear the traditional removable gooseneck (RGN) trailer, but with some simple planning or alternate trailer types, moving these types of vehicles [...]

The Use of Barges in Project Cargo Management

July 12th, 2013

As we discussed in our “Project Cargo Management” blog entry, project cargo management is most often defined as the management of all aspects that comprise a transportation project.  This typically includes, but is not limited to, general planning, loading and unloading of the commodity, transportation through multiple modes such as truck and rail, component re-assembly [...]

Case Studies

July 5th, 2013

Details are everything in the world of oversized shipping.  Dimensions, weight and value are just a few of the important data points that must be captured prior to a move.  But what happens once everything has been collected and reviewed?  At that point, all that’s left is the actual transport process.  Below are photos of [...]

Truck vs. Rail

June 28th, 2013

As fuel prices continue to rise, everyone is looking for the most economic method to transport their freight.  Whether it’s a 1979 Camaro or tons of iron ore, shippers have to find the best and least expensive method to get their goods where they need to go.  That’s where a “truck vs. rail” review comes [...]

HAZMAT and Fuel

June 21st, 2013

Recently our “What Is Hazmat?” blog addressed the topic of hazardous loads and provided various examples of hazardous goods, such as explosives and gasoline.  In addition to appropriately handling and transporting HAZMAT commodities in accordance with DOT guidelines, another important situation to consider is when a normally non-hazardous commodity is being transported with a hazardous [...]