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How Routes Are Determined for Nevada Heavy Haul Trucking Needs

How Routes Are Determined for Nevada Heavy Haul Trucking Needs

There are a number of things you might be wondering about if you're outsourcing your heavy haul trucking needs to a qualified third party, from the qualifications of the drivers involved to the kinds of vehicles a given entity has available. One area that's also of interest to many clients in this realm: The specific routes that will be taken by transport professionals, and how those routes are determined.

At Redi, heavy haul trucking is just one of numerous industrial services we're proud to offer for clients throughout Nevada. Our services also include a wide range of other project need areas, from portable toilet rentals and facility maintenance through hydrovac and various other cleaning or shut-down solutions. What are some of the key factors that our heavy haul trucking professionals, and others in the field, are typically considering when determining and planning hauling routes for any project? Here are several.

Dimensions and Weight of the Load

Naturally, as many of our readers may have already guessed, one of the key factors that must be considered when determining a route for heavy haul trucking is the dimensions and weight of the load in question. Not all vehicles are made to handle the same size or type of load, after all, so this will play a role in ultimately deciding which route makes the most sense.

In some cases, the route may be decided based on which roads will best accommodate the size and weight of the load. It's unfortunately somewhat common for certain older roads to be unable to handle very large or very heavy loads, so this is the type of information that will need to be accounted for. On the flip side of things, there may also be roads that are simply too small to allow a load of a certain size to safely and easily pass.

In others, special permits or other paperwork may need to be filed in order to ensure that the load can travel along a given route without issue. For instance, a load that's too tall to fit under an overpass may require a special permit in order to be cleared for transport.

Stipulated Shipping Timeline

Another key factor that comes into play when determining which route to take for heavy haul trucking is the stipulated shipping timeline. Obviously, some clients will be in more of a hurry than others to have their load delivered, and this is something that must be taken into account.

In general, shorter shipping timelines may require the use of major highways or interstates in order to make the delivery on time. This is due to the fact that these routes tend to offer fewer stops and delays, allowing for a quicker overall trip.

On the other hand, clients who are less concerned about how quickly their load arrives may be willing to have it transported along smaller back roads. These routes may take a bit longer, but they may also be less expensive and may present fewer challenges in terms of getting the load from point A to point B.

Availability of Appropriate Vehicles

It's also worth mentioning that the availability of appropriate vehicles can occasionally play a role in determining which route is ultimately chosen for heavy haul trucking needs. In some cases, a load may simply be too large or too heavy to be transported by any but the largest and most well-equipped vehicles.

If this is the case, then it's likely that the route will be chosen based on which roads will best accommodate such a large transport. This might mean sticking to highways and interstates rather than smaller back roads, for instance.

Additionally, the number of vehicles available may also come into play when determining a route. If only one or two vehicles are available to transport a load, then it's likely that the route will be chosen based on which roads will be easiest to travel. This is as opposed to routes that might be a bit more challenging but that would allow multiple vehicles to transport the load at the same time.

Hauling Method

There are a few different methods that can be used for heavy haul trucking, and the method ultimately chosen may also play a role in determining which route is chosen.

For instance, loads that are transported using a lowboy trailer will need to stick to routes with lower clearance levels. This is due to the fact that the trailer itself sits quite close to the ground, which can make it difficult to travel along routes with higher clearance levels.

On the other hand, loads that are transported using a flatbed trailer may have a bit more flexibility in terms of which routes can be used. This is because the load itself is not attached to the trailer in any way, which means that it can be easily loaded and unloaded as needed.

Of course, there are a number of other factors that can come into play when determining which route is best for heavy haul trucking needs. These are just a few of the most common examples. Ultimately, the decision will be made based on the specific needs of the client and the load being transported.

If you have any questions about the process of determining routes for heavy haul trucking, or if you would like to learn more about our services, please don't hesitate to contact us at Redi. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our comprehensive industrial services throughout Nevada.

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