If you haven’t handled too many abnormal loads in the past and have been looking for an abnormal transport service to assist you with it, then chances are you aren’t too sure what you should be expecting from your service provider.
There is a lot more that goes into the preparation of abnormal loads and transport than you might think, and any company that offers it as a service should be able to offer certain approaches to preparation.
Let’s have a closer look at what they are:
Route surveys should be conducted carefully as part of the preparation for abnormal transport. You will not only need to find the quickest and most efficient route as is the case with any logistics task, but you will also need to ensure that all roads on that route are able to support the weight and dimension of your load.
Any transportation company worth their salt should be able to provide this as part of a standard service.
Applying for Permits
In many cases, particularly where an abnormal load may interrupt traffic or roads, or where such transportation can actually be deemed dangerous to other drivers and the environment, it is necessary to apply for the correct permits before doing so.
To ensure that this is done efficiently and correctly, it is best to side with a transportation company that can assist you with this, and has experience in doing so.
Load Stability Testing
For the protection of your load, the machinery being used to facilitate the transport, personnel involved in the delivery and to ensure that there are no accidents, a load stability test should be conducted as part of the service.
This will ensure that the most appropriate means of transport is taken, that chances of accidents and risks are reduced, and that your load complies with safety standards during transportation.
Contact JMB Cranes for Details
If you would like to know more about our offers on abnormal transportation services, be sure to get into contact with a representative from JMB Cranestoday, or visit our website for additional details on our specialised services.