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Alaska TruckingAlaska Shipping is a unique service of the trucking industry. Not every trucking company is willing to send their trucks to the great white north. However, we have many drivers that enjoy the demanding job of shipping product to and from Alaska. We are going to discuss in this article of just what is involved for both the equipment and driver to enter Alaska via Canada.United States to Canada to United StatesSo how does shipping to Alaska differ versus shipping within the continental United States? Well,... read more
The over dimensional trucking puzzle! Here is the solution. read more
Wide loads are not only about being over 8’6″ wide, but much more than that. We discuss overwidth hauling with illustrations and descriptions. read more
So what's involved in quoting freight rates for a shipment? Let's go through the different factors and how we can determine what an overall rate for a shipment needs to be. We will focus on the factors and not the actual rates. Lane - Origin to Destination Of course Mileage is going to dictate total cost, but not all lanes cost the same. Much of this depends on freight volumes in and out of an area. Florida for example consumes more than it produces. There is more freight opportunities going into FL then are coming out... read more
A heavy hauler realizes every project is different and as such requires all involved to make decisions and review procedures and most importantly to communicate with everyone involved. We strive to excel in all these categories, but mostly we want to communicate so that we are clear with the customer, shipper, consignee, driver, and everyone else who needs to know so we can be the best heavy hauler out there.Project MoveThis particular project consisted of 8 loads total. The 4 largest loads were 51'3" x 11'11" x 11' (LxWxH) see... read more
There is probably not a driver who enjoys tarping. After all what is there to enjoy about lifting 60-100 lbs heavy duty tarps. Compounding this difficulty is when a driver has to do it in weather that is not necessarily accommodating. Unfortunately it's a necessary part of the flatbed and other platform trailer business and driver's perform this task all the time. But, there are ways of making this process easier and today we'll discuss various tarping systems. Side KitA sidekit is the most common and oldest... read more
Trailer outriggers are a useful feature for large equipment that have a wide separation between the wheels or tracks depending on the equipment. Pull OutSwing OutAttached A pull out outrigger, as pictured above, does not require a board as does the swing outs or attached outriggers. Ramps provide access for driving the vehicle right onto the trailer outriggers. This type of system provides for a more stable loading as you don't experience movement on the board. An outrigger board lays on top of swing out or attached... read more
Superload Hauling is all about the biggest of the oversize shipments. Requiring a level of expertise beyond normal over-dimensional loads.
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Specialized trailers designed to haul superloads are often built using trailer jeeps, dollys, and bridges to create a broad range of designs and axles. read more