Oversized cargo: features of transportation

  • What are the basic rules for the transport of oversized cargo

    Delivery of non-standard cargo has some differences, because it weighs a lot, takes up significant space, its center of gravity can be shifted, and all norms are exceeded several times. This may make transportation difficult. Therefore, in such situations, you have to resort to the help of logistics specialists. However, first of all, it is worth studying what oversized cargo is and how to transport it correctly. Read about it in our article today.


    What cargo is considered oversized

    Let's analyze the definition of “oversized cargo”. So, this is an item with impressive weight and huge size. It is impossible to transport this in the usual ways, for example, in a closed truck or in a closed container.


    How to determine that the cargo will be non-standard? To do this, measure its length, width and height. For example, a monument, a large boat, an agricultural tractor are considered to be oversized cargoes of impressive size - it will not work to transport them by conventional means. The list of oversized cargo also includes: motor boats, graders, agricultural machinery, special devices for drilling wells, various modules, steam boilers, transformers, that is, objects with non-standard dimensions that exceed all permissible standards.


    What cargo is considered oversized

    Transportation of oversized heavy cargo by other means, for example, by train or by plane is not only financially costly, but also difficult to implement in practice. There is only one way out - to transport it by car, which is the most convenient and profitable.


    Currently, the definition of "oversized cargo" most often includes:

    equipment for construction: graders, pavers, excavators, cranes, beams;

    agricultural machinery: tractors, combines and the like;

    devices used in industry: boilers, turbines, transformers, reactors, metal processing equipment, presses, injection molding machines, test benches and so on.


    Since there are a lot of non-standard cargoes, it is customary to subdivide them into several categories:


    Oversized heavy cargo — if it is loaded into a truck, then the permissible maximum mass will be exceeded, or the axial loads will be more than the permissible norm.

    Oversized cargo - when it is placed in a truck, any one indicator on the dimensions of the rolling stock will be exceeded several times.

    Long cargo - when transported by truck, it will go over the back side by 2 meters or more.

    Given all of the above, goods are considered non-standard, the dimensions of which (taking into account the dimensions of the truck on which the transportation takes place) will be:


    1. above 4 meters;

    2. longer than 20 meters. By all standards, a load overhang of 2 m is allowed, taking into account that the length of the item is not more than 20 meters;

    3. the transported cargo is wider than 2.55 meters;

    4. The item weighs more than 38 tons.

    The most difficult thing is to deliver oversized cargo, the parameters and weight of which exceed all permissible limits. Remember about one important nuance: to determine the size and weight of the delivered item, you should make measurements taking into account the truck.


    Oversized cargo

    Oversized cargo transportation  will require special permits. Moreover, the rules for the transportation of oversized goods prescribed by law should be observed. It is extremely important to correctly position and fix the non-standard cargo during transportation on a vehicle.


    Delivery of oversized cargo is a difficult and time-consuming task. Therefore, company Pro Union Movers can help analyze the main difficulties and problems that may arise in such a situation and help them overcome.


    ProUnion Moving Company

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    Los Angeles, 90028

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