OVER-DIMENSIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING
Nationwide Services on Oversized Loads and Shipment Dimensions
Over-dimensional freight usually refers to certain oversized shipments in which the shipment characteristics exceed one or more of the standard freight limits. Although these legal requirements often vary by state or province, a typical load may be considered oversized or over-dimensional if it exceeds 53′ long, 8′ 6″ wide, or 13′ 6″ high.
Titan Worldwide is an acknowledged expert in transportation solutions for over-dimensional loads and heavy haul. Over-dimensional loads are considered a road hazard since they can interfere with other vehicles, sometimes with costly consequences. That is why most states restrict transport, require permits, escort vehicles, and assess an over-dimensional surcharge.
Every time your freight passes through another state, the responsibility falls on you to protect motorists by adhering to state restrictions. That is where Titan comes into the picture. Using our vast experience, we take route surveys and develop a suggested route that considers major concerns such as potential obstructions, low bridges, low-hanging wires, route changes, pilot cars, and safety equipment.
At Titan Worldwide, our logistics company takes on every major concern about your over-dimensional load, so you don’t have to think about it.
We are dedicated to getting your project going on
time because your success is our success.
Our Over Dimensional Freight Shipment Capabilities
The Titan Worldwide logistics team will get a quote to you at least two weeks prior to shipping day and inform you what to expect before you get your shipment ready. We will find the right truck for your heavy load, determines the specific trailer, obtain permits, estimate transit times, secure your over-dimensional load, schedule pick-up, and drop-off services, and arranges pilot cars. We will also supply red or orange flags, amber lights, or other safety equipment. In other words, Titan Worldwide has the know-how to be your one-stop trucking company for oversize load shipping services.
Our construction clients’ main concern is to have the equipment they need to complete their next project. We transport construction equipment safely and efficiently.
Specialized Route Planning
Over-dimensional freight shipment is all about planning. We start by doing route surveys, shipping close to a major holiday or avoiding rush hour in major cities where other motorists will increase transit times.
Over Dimensional & Super Loads
Moving super loads can cost money, but using a specialist experienced in oversized loads can ensure reasonable fees even though the line items for permits, escort vehicles, and an over-dimensional surcharge are included.
Once we complete the route planning process, we use our pre-existing accounts to obtain the required state, county, or township oversize permits. The cost of these will vary depending on the municipality, but they will be included in your upfront quote.
Solutions to Meet Your Over-Dimensional Freight Shipments
Contact us today to discuss how our over-dimensional shipment services can provide faster delivery and better rates than other over-dimensional load carriers. We listen well and work together to create a truly successful supply chain with no weak links.
Get An Over-Dimensional Shipping Quote Today
Over-Dimensional Freight Shipments Across All 50 States
As one of the most reputable over dimensional load shipping companies, we’ve grown a network with vast reach, giving you global access for all of your shipping needs. Our priority is working with you to ensure your success in a competitive global market.
Over-Dimensional Freight FAQs
What is over-dimensional trucking/shipping?
Over-dimensional shipping refers to the movement of any item exceeding one or more of the standard legal size criteria for each state and province. An over-dimensional load often requires escort vehicles, permits, and specific types of trailers.
What does over-dimension mean?
In shipping, it spells out the legal parameters of a load, typically 53’ long, 8’ 6” wide and 13’ 6” tall, although the western states generally have a height limit of 14 feet.
What does ODC mean in shipping?
ODC stands for over-dimensional cargo, or anything that extends beyond the vehicle’s deck as it’s being moved.
Do you help obtain permits, hire a pilot vehicle, and plan the suggested shipment route?
Yes, we do. And our pilot vehicles follow the exact shipment route proposed to enable the trip to go smoothly.
What impacts the shipping cost of over-dimensional loads?
The primary factors affecting oversize-load rates include the designated routes, the size and type of cargo, permits, when the freight will be transported, specialized equipment required, and pilot cars.