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Heavy Haul Trucking Services

heavy haul truckingWhen you have heavy, over-dimensional, or wide load equipment that you need to transport on a deadline, choose Global Shipping Services. We are heavy haul brokers and freight forwarding specialists who move what others can’t, including heavy machinery, power generating equipment, and other large and awkwardly-shaped cargo.

Thanks to our extensive network of domestic shipping partners, we can provide heavy haul transport throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. This specialized type of domestic trucking is essential to many different industries, including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, construction, and alternative energy. No matter what industry you work in, we can make sure your heavy equipment makes it to its final destination on time and in excellent condition.

Overcoming the Challenges of Heavy Haul Transport

Heavy haul trucking can present significantly more logistical challenges than routine trucking. Some of these challenges include:

  • Procuring an Appropriate Trailer: For heavy loads, you will likely need a tractor trailer with at least 7 axles, and you may need an even larger trailer, depending on the weight and size of the equipment being transported.
  • Loading the Cargo: Global Shipping often procures cranes and other lifting equipment to safely load and unload heavy cargo on a flatbed truck.
  • Permits: The regulations for heavy haul carriers vary from state to state, but wherever you are, you’ll need permits from the appropriate authorities in order to move cargo that exceeds legal load limits. Global Shipping can obtain all the necessary permits for your move.
  • Escort Vehicles: In some cases, cargo that is tall, wide, or prevents the truck from maintaining minimum legal speeds will require an escort (typically a pilot car and rear pilot car). Global Shipping can arrange this escort when necessary.

Case Study

We can haul just about any type of heavy machinery—in fact, we’ve even moved heavy natural gas compressors and coolers from remote south Texas to Mumbai, India. The first challenge we faced with these components (the heaviest of which weighed 70 metric tons) was transporting them from the shippers’ facility in Sweeny, TX to the Port of Houston. Working with local partners, we secured three heavy duty oilfield winch trucks so that we could safely and efficiently load the equipment onto an 8-axle trailer without having to use cranes.

Due to the weight and dimensions of the equipment, we had to arrange for a police escort to accompany the tractor trailer to the Port of Houston. The shipment arrived at the port safely, and our team crated and shrink wrapped the equipment to prepare it for its ocean voyage. We were able to deliver the equipment to the port and prepare it for ocean transportation in just 4 working days.

Why Choose Global Shipping for Your Trucking Services?

Because of the complicated logistics involved in specialized heavy haul shipping, you need to work with a freight forwarding company that has ample experience handling this type of project. Global Shipping Services excels at transporting cargo that is too heavy or awkwardly-shaped for other shipping providers to move. With over a decade in the freight forwarding industry and an excellent track record for on-time deliveries, we’re the company you can rely on.

We work with an extensive network of shipping providers to procure the trucks and other equipment necessary to move your cargo. We can even provide equipment such as cranes, pallet jacks, and lift gate equipment when necessary, ensuring that your cargo is safely loaded and unloaded from our flatbed trucks. Whenever possible, we will negotiate with our partners to secure volume discounts and competitive shipping rates, allowing us to provide heavy haul transport at an affordable cost.

In addition to competitive rates, we also offer greater peace of mind for our clients. We track your cargo throughout the transportation process, making it easy for you to see where your equipment is at any given time. Let Global Shipping Services take the hassle out of shipping heavy or oversized cargo.

Contact Global Shipping Services Today

Interested in learning more about our heavy haul trucking services? Contact Global Shipping Services today and tell us about your shipping needs. We’ll be happy to provide a quote and help you come up with efficient shipping solutions.


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What Our Clients Say:

“We have complicated international shipping requirements and tight schedules to maintain, GSS has always gone above and beyond to meet these requirements and ensure we have the information needed to keep things running smoothly”

Cameron Kehm
Director, International Operations, OSG Lightering LLC

“In my 16 years of service to industry, I would highly recommend this company as a reliable broker and shipping company to cover any logistics scenario that could arise with professionalism, attention to detail & accuracy. Our representation has been nothing but superb from Global whether a simple shipment is brokered through customs or multiple containers are negotiated to our project sites direct from Germany this company delivers on time at competitive rates every time.”

David Zinke
Senior Project Engineer, Geda USA Elevator & Material Lift Company

“Presmer has been working with Global Shipping for over 3 years now and the service they provide is excellent. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ease your shipment hassles. They take the frustration out of the process with their knowledge and relationships. Forever grateful.”

Annsley Popov
Founder, Presmer

“This company truly puts the customer first. They are always ahead of issues and their follow-up and communications with us has been exemplary. They made what used to be a horrific part of our work, something that is now almost effortless.
Thank you for having the highest work ethic, great industry knowledge, reasonable rates and uncompromising customer service. We appreciate you!”

Les Bloom
President, Superior Building Supplies


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