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Transportation of Heavy Equipment

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Transportation of heavy equipment is a tough job. R+L Global Logistics has the trucks and the partners to move your oversized equipment safely.
Published: April 9, 2020
Last Modified: August 28, 2023
Author: Ask Truckload

Construction jobs continue during times of economic uncertainty. Even in times of pandemic concern, it’s important that transportation of heavy equipment keeps moving to help your jobs to get done on time and get invoices paid. This allows you to also meet payroll needs on all jobs, including excavating and priority heavy civil highway jobs. 

R+L Global Logistics is ready now to help you as a construction business get your equipment on time. Who is controlling your revenue stream? If you need to submit bills and hit critical paths to submit invoices and get paid, you need a company you can trust with your transportation of heavy equipment. Trust that we have the clients and the resources necessary to keep your jobs moving on time and move all your oversize load needs with heavy equipment shipping services.

Heavy Civil Construction Jobs

Right now, two things are certain in this economy. We need to support the food chain logistics industry and the heavy civil highway construction industry. Construction is still booming, especially when it comes to heavy civil construction. Heavy civil construction involves all construction jobs that work on the nation’s infrastructure, including highways, bridges, ports and all other forms of non-building construction. 

Heavy civil construction jobs demand earth-moving heavy equipment including excavators, road work tools and other oversized equipment. 

Types of Oversized Equipment/Heavy Civil Equipment


There are many types of oversized equipment needed to keep the construction equipment transport chain moving so companies and construction partners can do the work, submit invoices and get paid on time. These include shipping large heavy items such as:

Excavator Transport

You need to plan for your heavy equipment transport cost by selecting a heavy hauler that has the capability to haul large, oversized excavators. Excavators are used to clear the land for civil highway construction projects and help kick a construction job into high gear. Without an excavator, you can’t get started on your project, so construction companies plan to locate and transport excavators first and foremost. Both regular and min-sized excavators typically are hauled on specialized trailers. Get a cost to ship quote today and do your research.

Bulldozer Shipping

Bulldozers are a critical component of construction civil projects, working to move old asphalt, dirt and other materials quickly in and around construction sites. You need a heavy equipment shipper that can easily handle the daunting task of transporting bulky and oversized bulldozer down U.S. highways with ease. 

Shipping Cranes

This is a tough one and not for the faint of heart. Shipping a large oversized crane requires the need for a construction shipping partner that has flatbed trailers and flatbed trucking drivers capable of handling crane transport from construction site to construction site. 

Shipping Construction Materials

The shipping of construction materials is so important to the overall health of any construction site. The continuous shipments of a variety of materials ensures that no part of the project ever has to slow down. Shipping construction equipment with a partner you can trust is the key to your success. These types of shipping materials for the transportation of heavy equipment include:

Shipping Ductile Pipe

Ductile pipes are used mainly for transporting potable water once installed. How much iron ductile pipe can you fit on one truck? That depends but a dependable shipper can handle approximately 40,000 pounds of pipe. 

Shipping Paving Materials

Paving materials include everything from:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Stones and more

Paving materials individually are light but massive amounts for large construction projects require planning and the use of flatbed trailers to haul and transport paving materials to your construction job sites on time. 

Shipping Aggregate

Aggregate, or construction aggregate, includes all sorts of construction materials that include: 

  • Crushed stone
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Recycled concrete
  • Slag

When mixed with cement, lime and other materials, it becomes a vital component that helps form concrete and other mortar substances.

In large quantities, you need a shipper that can handle the transportation of heavy equipment.

Shipping Epoxies

Epoxy resins are used on construction projects to help with flooring and adhesives, coatings and more. For bulk shipping, you need haulers that can handle the transportation of heavy equipment to construction sites.

Shipping Aluminum Trench Boxes

Trench boxes and trench shields are aluminum cages used to protect construction and utility workers on construction jobs. They are in high demand on all civil highway construction jobs and you need truck drivers with the capacity to handle large, heavy loads and the loading and unloading services needed to handle oversized and heavy haul items like trench boxes. 

Transporting Bridge Saws

Bridge saws are another huge piece of the puzzle that is a very bulky shipment, requiring forklifts on both ends to lift and place the heavy and cumbersome bridge saws on a large flatbed trailer. Overweight loads are something that R+L GLobal Logistics handles best. 

Shipping Popular Utility Equipment

You can’t forget the underground equipment and the essential tools needed on a construction site for shipping utility equipment. Find heavy equipment hauling companies that you can depend on for hauling utility equipment like: 

  • Valves
  • Cable 
  • Pumps
  • Flanges and more. 

Transporting Oil by Truck

Shipping for the oil and oil pipeline industries is big business and ongoing in today’s economy. Pipelines are still being serviced and maintained and refineries are in full swing. Large oil companies below are still in full need of transporting oil and pipeline services: 

  • Cenex
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Marathon

You need a shipping company that can handle all crude oil shipments and has the ability to transport hazardous materials and follows all safety guidelines for essential products such as oil shipments from state to state. 

Transportation of Heavy Equipment with R+L Global Logistics

Construction equipment transport is hard enough. When you don’t have a reliable, construction shipping partner, you are making your job more difficult. You need to be able to depend on a company that works to keep your construction supplies chain moving, strategically bringing you the construction materials and oversized freight you need on time with a cost to transport quote that works for you.. This allows your project to stay moving and keep everything on time. This means your invoices are sent out on time, payroll is met and you’re getting paid in a timely fashion. 

R+L Global Logistics ensures your freight gets to your civil highway projects and other construction sites on time, every time with 99.5% on-time delivery. We use a large network of carriers and live customer service professionals to keep you in the loop and keep trucks moving to get you what you need. From pickup to delivery, you can trust R+L Global Logistics. We are a step ahead of other heavy haul trucking companies. We can ship stone, ship Georgia red clay and sand and handle heavy equipment transport around the country, including transporting heavy equipment in Texas. We also handle other services like shipping fitness equipment.

Utilize Construction Shipping for Your Projects with R+L Global Logistics

Construction shipping is easy with a 3PL partner like R+L Global Logistics. We monitor transit times, deliveries and allow you complete visibility so you can watch us in action get your construction materials and oversized equipment delivered to you when you need it. Get a freight quote today and give us a call today at (866) 353-7178 and get your construction equipment transport needs handled the right way today!

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