Unleashing the Power of Heavy Haul Trucking in Alabama
When it comes to handling and delivering large, oversized items, Alabama heavy haul trucking services by Titan Worldwide stand apart from the rest. Our vast experience and deep understanding of the state’s unique transportation requirements allow us to deliver these services with unrivaled efficiency and safety. Due to Alabama’s varied landscape and weather conditions, the state poses certain challenges for Alabama heavy haul transportation, such as the necessity to navigate diverse terrain types and the need for specialized equipment. However, with our professional team and our expansive fleet of high-grade trucks, we deftly handle these complexities and ensure seamless, on-time deliveries every time.
Intricate Logistics Resolved with Expertise
At Titan Worldwide, we are well-versed in Alabama’s intricate regulations related to heavy haul trucking. These state-specific requirements dictate the dimensions, weight, and routing of heavy loads, demanding a highly specialized approach to logistics. Our team of Alabama heavy haul experts adeptly navigates these regulatory intricacies, securing necessary permits, and scheduling optimal routes to bypass potential obstacles. We not only comply with the legalities but go beyond to guarantee our clients a worry-free transportation experience. With our industry-leading solutions, your heavy cargo moves smoothly and promptly from origin to destination, underscoring our commitment to excellence in Alabama heavy haul trucking.
Alabama's transportation infrastructure is well-connected by a network of major interstates, facilitating efficient travel and commerce within the state and beyond. Trucking plays a crucial role in Alabama's economy, as it serves as the primary mode of transporting goods and raw materials, connecting industries and businesses throughout the region.
I-70 – runs east/west in the middle of the state, from Indiana into West Virginia
I-71 – travels northeast from Kentucky in the southwest corner of the state to I-80
I-75 – goes north/south in the western portion of the state, from Michigan to Kentucky
I-76 – goes east/west from I-71 to I-80 in the northwest corner of the state
I-77 – runs north/south in the eastern portion of the state, from Cleveland into West Virginia
I-80 – runs east/west from I-90 to I-76 in the northeast corner of the state
I-90 – travels east/west along the northern edge of the state, from Indiana to Pennsylvania
Titan Hauls Heavy Equipment Throughout Alabama and Surrounding Areas
Titan is one of the leading heavy haul trucking companies in Alabama, with the experience to handle all types of oversize and challenging loads
The busiest ports in the state include:
Port of Cleveland – Lake Erie port on Cuyahoga River
Port of Sandusky – Lake Erie port on Sandusky Bay
Port of Toledo – Lake Erie port on Maumee Bay
Port of Lorain – Lake Erie port on Black River
Port of Ashtabula – Lake Erie port on Ashtabula River
Port of Fairport – Lake Erie port on Grand River
Port of Huron – port on Lake Erie
Port of Cincinnati – inland port on the Ohio River
Ohio has more than 90 airports, including nearly 70 general aviation airports and four international airports. You can trust the shipping team at Titan Worldwide to connect with the right individuals at the ports and airports to ensure your supply chain isn’t interrupted. The busiest airports in Ohio include:
What kind of permits will I need to transport cargo through Alabama?
The carrier of an oversized load needs to obtain a permit from the state of Alabama. Super load carriers will also need special permits.
When you work with Titan for your trucking needs, our drivers will take care of all the permitting needs required to ship your load through Alabama, as well any other states the shipment will be transported through. That means no delays, no fines, and no hassle for our clients! Delivering your shipment safely and on time is our top priority.
Will I need an escort to transport my cargo through Alabama?
Escort requirements are determined by the final size of your freight. At a minimum, all oversize loads/vehicles must display “Oversize Load” on both front and rear.
If oversized loads are traveling on one of Alabama’s highways, one escort is a required for lengths over 90′, width over 12′, or height over 16′. Two escorts are required for height more than 105′.
Our team is committed to making the process hassle-free for our customers. Our drivers will make all the arrangements if pilot cars are needed for anywhere in the country your cargo will travel through, whether across the southeast, Mexico or all the way to Canada.
What's considered an oversized load in Alabama?
In Alabama, the legal dimensions for standard trucks and loads, including overhang, are 57′ long, 8’6″ wide, and 13’6″ high, with a gross weight ranging from 80,000 .
Titan Worldwide has experience working with the rules and regulations of Alabama. Be assured that our logistics team will create a tailored shipping solution to accommodate your heavy haul shipment so you don’t have to worry about anything. Visit Alabama Department of Transportation for more information.
How much does it cost to ship oversized loads in Alabama?
You can generally expect to pay between $2.30 and $10 per mile. Many factors affect the cost of shipping goods, including:
Type of goods
Mileage and designated routes
Pick up and destination location
Time of year and trucking demand
Number and type of permits required
Titan is your one-stop transportation solution for all your heavy cargo. Contact us today for an all-inclusive price quote that includes all delivery, permit, and escort costs. We would love to serve your business!
What kind of trailers do you have for handling heavy equipment?
Our specialty is transporting heavy construction, agriculture, oilfield goods, and other types of equipment throughout Alabama and across the nation. Our solutions, resources, and trucking equipment are tailored to the specific needs of each business.
For example, a common option in our heavy haul fleet are our flatbed trailers, which offer a maximum weight of 48,000 pounds.
For many extremely heavy loads or super loads we’ll utilize one of our removable gooseneck RGN trailers (also called a step deck trailer). The maximum weight of this trailer is over 150,000 pounds. This option is ideal for shipping equipment that is over the maximum height for hauling inside a trailer.
No matter what specialized transportation is required —whether a gooseneck, flatbed, or one of our drop deck trailers—our oversized trucking team will match your unique shipments to the best trailer for the job, and guarantee to load and deliver it safely and professionally.