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Local, State & Nationwide Heavy Haul Trucking Service

Heavy Haul Trucking for Oversized Cargo

Galaxy International Freight has Heavy Haul Trucking and Out of gauge Trucking for Oversized, Heavy Haul Permit Requiring Cargo. We can transport freight by truck based on the weight and gauge requirements of each load. Our heavy haul trucks and out of gauge trucks are powered by some of the following equipment:

  • Gooseneck trailers
  • 48’ Double drop trailers
  • 48’ Spread axle trailers
  • 3 axle Stepdecks
  • Lowboys
  • 35 ton capacity Lowboys
  • 50 ton Lowboys (RGNs)
  • Stepdecks
  • Double dropdecks

Galaxy International Freight specializes in charting routes for Heavy Haul Trucking, obtaining state by state permits for Heavy Haul trucking cargo, analyzing all our load options by weight, and contracting the right carriers for the right lanes.

We also provide pole cars, police escorts, and other services for very sensitive, or very large, Heavy haul trucking movements.

We conduct route surveys to anticipate and mitigate potential road issues before they are encountered by our truckers.

Based in Houston, we also provide rigging services.

Galaxy International Freight can provide crane services and crewing for loading and unloading of heavy equipment such as Semi-Trailers, Compressors, and Mud Systems for Oil and Gas Companies, or Personal Items such as Cars or Agricultural Equipment.

As Bulk Cargo and Project Logistics specialists, we ship heavy loads throughout the U.S. and then to the Port of Exportation, or to Land Ports of Entry with Canada, Mexico, and Mexico.

Sometimes heavy haul trucking freight needs to be flown on a chartered aircraft for emergency transportation to foreign destinations. Because of our strong relationships with heavy cargo aircraft owners, we are able to arrange air charters on short notice.

For freight transportation to foreign destinations, we have project cargo resources at ports that can be utilized. We also have export crating capabilities. We have a wide range of assets that can be used to manage, support, and help move heavy cargo in all ways.

Heavy Haul Trucking Service

Challenges with Heavy Haul Shipping

Heavy haul shipping is a vital part of logistics management, but it comes with a unique set of challenges that must be addressed in order to deliver goods safely, efficiently, and on time. Here are a few of the challenges that come with heavy haul shipping:

Planning and Coordination

Heavy-haul shipping requires planning and coordination. Each shipment requires specific routing, specialized equipment, and precise timing to minimize disruption to normal traffic.

The planning process can also involve obtaining permits, which vary from city to city, state to state, and sometimes even from country to country. Getting all these permits at the same time can be a challenge.

Compliance with Regulations

Heavy haul shipping regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, depending on the size and weight of the shipment, the size of the consignment, and the travel time or route restrictions. Understanding and following these regulations can be challenging, especially for cross-border shipments.

Equipment and Handling

Heavy haul shipping often necessitates the use of specialized equipment. This could be a flatbed truck, an extendable trailer, or a multi-axle trailer. It can be difficult to determine which equipment is best suited for a particular load, as well as how to load and unload the cargo safely. Maintenance of such equipment can also be expensive and take up a lot of time.

Safety Concerns

In heavy-haul shipping, the safety of cargo, transport crew, and public is a top priority. Overloading or overweight cargo can cause problems on the road, such as reduced maneuverability, extended stopping distances, and decreased stability. These safety issues necessitate careful planning, skilled drivers, and, often, escort vehicles to reduce the risks.

Cost Implications

Heavy haul shipping comes with its own unique set of challenges, from the specialized equipment and permits required to the additional labor required to complete the task. On top of that, there are always the added costs associated with unexpected delays and complications, like equipment failure or regulatory changes. Trying to balance the need for efficient and safe heavy-haul transportation with your budget can be a daunting task.

Conclusion

To sum up, heavy haul shipping is a vital part of logistics management, particularly for industries such as construction, O&G, and heavy machinery. However, it comes with its own set of challenges. With proper planning, regulatory expertise, skilled staff, and the right tools and equipment, these issues can be overcome to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of heavy and overweight cargo.

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2700 Greens Road, Building K, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77032

Located on Stephenson road off of Greens Road.

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