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Construction Equipment Transport Services

R+L Global Logistics is ready to handle your construction equipment transport needs for all your projects.


Kurt Schultheis
April 30, 2020
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Even during a time when the economy is bleak, construction is looked at as the savior that can bring this economy roaring back to life. Construction of civil highway projects and other United States infrastructure needs will always be deemed an essential service that brings money and jobs back to payroll to pay citizens and get this country back on track. Construction equipment transport services is the most important part of your project’s management needs to make sure you get the heavy haul equipment you need delivered on time. 

There is a ton of planning and calendar logistics that goes into completing a heavy haul trucking project on time. Everything from permits for super load trucking to making sure payroll needs are met for employees requires a lot of due diligence. It’s important to make things easier on yourself by hiring a company like R+L Global Logistics to handle all of your construction equipment transport services. 

What Equipment is Used in Construction?

what equipment is used in construction

Construction equipment shipping can be a very overwhelming task. It’s big, bulky and downright dangerous to ship unless you trust your construction equipment transport needs with professionals that have been there and done that. 

So what type of construction hauling equipment is used in construction that you need to put on your construction equipment transport services list? Here’s a good starter checklist for you: 

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Portable Concrete Plants and Stationary Concrete Plant Equipment
  • Tractors
  • Heavy Duty Trucks

The cost of shipping construction equipment is based on the height, length and width of the heavy haul equipment and the length and time of travel to and from the destination. 

What is Heavy Duty Equipment? 

Heavy duty equipment including any type of construction equipment needed to perform construction projects. This includes:

  • Trucks
  • Excavator equipment
  • Engineering equipment
  • Heavy machines
  • Tractors
  • Dump trucks
  • Wheel loaders

What is Hauling in Construction? 

So, what exactly is a hauling service? It’s a question that is asked a lot. It’s a company that can handle all of your heavy haul and oversized equipment needs. You want to look for a company that has a wide variety of shipping partners and hauling trailers to handle all of your needs. 

Do you need crane transport services to get equipment to your job site? R+L Global Logistics is a company that can help with that and meet your heavy haul needs.

How Do You Load an Excavator? 

how do you load an excavator

If you are seeking ways to load an excavator the right way and the safe way, your best bet is to hire a shipping company that has handled these large oversized pieces of construction equipment. To load an excavator and other large equipment, you need:

  • The proper trailer
  • Expertise with positioning 
  • Chains and securing materials
  • Abiding by all state and federal transportaion laws and hauling procedures. 
  • Applying for transport services when applicable

Most excavators are secured on a flatbed trailer that can handle the proper weight of your large and heavy excavator load. Types of trailers can can include:

Looking for a solution for heavy or oversize freight? Leave heavy haul trucking to the experts at R+L Global Logistics.
  • Hot shot trailers
  • Step deck trailers
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Extended double drop decks
  • Double drop decks

Let R+L Global Logistics be your excavator transport company. We have the experience and services needed for shipping construction materials and more.

How Do You Load Heavy Equipment on a Trailer?

When you load an excavator and and other large construction equipment, you must:

  • Pack the trailer onto a firm, level ground to avoid shifting or tilting during loading
  • Choose the right ramps to load your excavator onto the trailer and make sure the ramp can handle the weight too. 
  • Add blocks to the ramp to help secure during loading. 
  • Remove dirt, oil and grease from ramps or trailers to avoid any type of dangerous sliding during loading and unloading. 
  • Put the heaviest side of the excavator up the ramp onto the trailer first. 
  • Take it easy and go go slow when moving an excavator and other moveable equipment  up and down ramps onto a trailer. 
  • Make sure weight is evenly distributed to help keep the trailer safe and drive a safe speed. 

How Do You Transport Heavy Machinery? 

how do you transport heavy machinery

The easiest way to transport heavy machinery to a construction job site is to hire a heavy haul company like R+L GLobal Logistics to handle the job for you. When you are seeking tips on a company that transports heavy construction equipment, you should find out if they know their stuff. Use a variety of tips that you can find below to ask them questions when receiving a freight quote to make sure they know what they are doing. 

Construction Hauling Tips

We’ve also created a list of construction hauling tips that will help you understand why trusting your heavy haul jobs with shipping professionals is the best use of your time. Why? Because it frees up your time to monitor your construction site and keep an eye on your payroll. 

You should always do the following during heavy haul construction jobs: 

  • Get permits for hauling super loads that will take up two lanes of highway or more
  • Break down construction equipment as much as you can to avoid oversized equipment hanging over trailers as much as possible. 
  • Make sure all doors are locked and secure. 
  • Disconnect all batteries to moving vehicles.
  • Cover up the stacks when applicable. 

Construction Equipment Transport Services with R+L Global Logistics

There is nothing in the heavy haul construction industry that R+L Global Logistics can’t move for you. We are a transporting construction leader when it comes to transport companies. From excavator transport to bulldozer shipping to construction materials, we have you covered with the right shipping process. We provide you with a vast array of network carriers and live support with attention to detail. Our logistics specialists ensure your heavy haul and super load equipment hauling needs are met to keep your construction project needs met and your payroll paid out on time. 

Our freight arrives on time and we offer 24/7 freight visibility so you always know where construction equipment is on its way from Point A to Point B. We also have a variety of 3PL services and can help you ship everything from nursery stock to shipping heavy machinery to transporting a mobile home

It’s easy to connect with R+L Global Logistics. Get a free freight quote today. Let our customer service support show you the attention to detail we give our clients by giving us a call today if you prefer human to human connection. Give us a call at (866) 353-7178.

Looking for a solution for heavy or oversize freight? Leave heavy haul trucking to the experts at R+L Global Logistics.
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