Shipping oversized cargo can be burdensome, as not everyone is ready to handle something big or overweight. Here at EasyHaul, we’re well-versed in over-dimensional cargo freight. Dealing with huge cargoes requires careful planning and a trusted transport partner. EasyHaul is eager to help you. Heed to this guideline in order to ensure the best experience when you’re willing to arrange oversize freight shipping.

What You Need To Know About Shipping Oversized Cargo

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Be careful when planning a route

What is oversized cargo (also known as “project cargo”)? This notion applies to everything that we can measure beyond the standardized size of a multimodal container (8x8x40 ft). Specialists treat anything heavier than a shipping container’s maximum payload as overweight cargo. Stipulations on oversized cargo vary from country to country, as each government states its own requirements. Below, we’ll list some of the most crucial points to take into account enacted by the US DOT.

A big red lorry

Truck transportation doesn’t have to be complicated, so this International Prostar was delivered to its new home in the USA

  • Height restrictions (for the majority of US states): 13.1 ft.
  • Load length (can vary from state to state): 48-53 ft.
  • The maximum width: 8.5 ft/102 inches.
  • There is a restriction on the maximum gross vehicle weight to 80,000 lbs.
  • You also need specific permits for shipping oversized cargo to ensure transit on highways between several states.
  • There are height restrictions on city roads in the areas where bridges are available.
  • Oversized cargo doesn’t have to obstruct the corners of the platform/trailer/container on which it is placed to facilitate loading/unloading.
  • Different types of cargo can require escort services, depending on state regulations.

The Best Ways For Shipping Oversized Cargo Domestically

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This truck hauls a step-deck trailer

No worries, EasyHaul has you back when you intend to ship out of gauge (OOG) cargo. First of all, you’ll have to figure out the dimensions. They do influence your shipping rate. We would also like to request you supply the weight of your oversized cargo. That’s an important consideration for us to tailor your custom quote.

As soon as you’re fine with your quote, you can choose the shipping method. At EasyHaul, we can transport literally anything that has wheels. There are a few options to choose from:

  • a lowboy trailer
  • a removable gooseneck (RGN) trailer
  • a step-deck trailer
  • a wedge
  • a bumper pull can be used for shipping an RV
shipping oversized cargo

EasyHaul has shipped even… trailers. Yes, you’re not mistaken. This car carrier was bought at auction and we shipped it domestically

Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages that can be adjusted to a specific cargo. For instance, an RGN trailer allows you to load cargo from both front and rear. On the contrary, lowboy or step-deck trailers can be loaded only from the rear. In addition, RGN trailers offer more payload capability and more stability. 

However, take into account that all the above-mentioned options are more expensive than standard shipping on an open car carrier. Particular trailers are less demanded and thus cost more.

Keep in mind that domestic shipping of oversized cargo requires careful route planning and obtaining of transport permits. With EasyHaul, you’re in good hands, and we’re ready to assist you.

The Best Options For Shipping Oversized Cargo Overseas

A camper in a good condition

This camper was shipped to Busan, South Korea

Though it’s more logistically complicated, shipping oversized freight overseas is also possible. There are diverse ways to do this:

  • in a flat rack container
  • on a container platform
  • in an open-top container
  • on the deck of a ship (Lift-On/Lift-Off)
  • on a RORO vessel (provided that the vehicle can roll under its own power)

Feel free to reach us online for more information regarding shipping oversized cargo internationally. Don’t be afraid of asking everything you want to know about the best shipping solution.

What We Have Already Shipped

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We shipped this Komatsu in 2020

We have handled lots of different oversized cargoes. They range from camper trailers to semi-trucks. Some of them found new homes within the USA, while others we shipped internationally. For instance, the depicted Palomino camper was shipped to South Korea. And this heavy-duty Komatsu was the largest vehicle we have ever shipped. To summarize, we are more than capable of shipping oversized cargo. If you’re looking to transport something immense, we will be happy to handle the order.

Last Word

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This Volvo was delivered to its new owner on a flatbed trailer

Shipping oversized cargo is no longer a burden. Enjoy hassle-free shipping with EasyHaul. Read our guide on how to register and create an account. Upload a copy of your government-issued ID or passport, enter your valid phone number, and you’re ready to go. Give us a call at + 1 (360) 776-3596 (6:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday) or email us ([email protected]) with your questions.

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