Save Your Delivery Schedule and Your Shipping Budget
Transporting wide-loads and over-dimensional freight along the highways and side roads requires planning, planning, and more planning. But even with the best preparation, uncontrollable and unexpected changes and challenges can wreck your project budget, scope, and shipping schedule.
Knowing the most frequent causes of the unexpected and the unanticipated can put you in position to adjust, adapt and resolve the problem quickly and efficiently and get your over-dimensional transport on the road with the proper permits and no fines:
- Permits Over-dimensional permit requirements not only change from state-to-state, but between counties, municipalities, and even towns within a county. Shipping rules and regulations can even change for a certain section of a road, by the season, time of day, and special events. Keep the line of communication open to all of your state and local transportation districts and check website for updates frequently.
- Construction Zone Limits Access can be restricted on routes unexpectedly due to unscheduled construction projects. This could require a delay or even an entirely new route for your freight shipment.
- Weather Delays Snow storms, icy conditions, tornados, floods and more can put a stop to your schedule. Keep an eye on the weather and be prepared to make on-the-spot changes with new routes and new permit requirements.
Keep on your toes and expect the unexpected when it comes to the logistics of heavy haul loads that require permitting and approvals. Planning goes a long way but don’t let an unscheduled change ruin your transportation project.