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What is heavy lift transportation

What is heavy lift transportation

Sometimes there is a need to transport from one point to another quite heavy and oversized cargo. Anyone who has ever been in such a situation, do not need to explain how difficult it can be to organize such transportation. It is most correct in this case to resort to services of experts who are perfectly familiar with all legal and technical nuances of process.
So what is a heavy lift transportation and what difficulties might arise in their organization? To begin, it is necessary to understand what weight in the eyes of the law is called heavyweight. The fact is that there is no specific mass value that makes any cargo suitable for this category. This law is not about weight at all, but about the load on the axis of the vehicle. So, if the load on one axle of the car exceeds 6 tons, we can talk about heavy transportation. Consequently, the greater the weight of the cargo, the more axles should be in the car transporting it.
In addition, not always the weight is evenly distributed, often requires the delivery of cargo of complex shape, which also must be taken into account in the calculations. So, here is an approximate algorithm of the transport enterprise, which takes responsibility for such transportation.
· Choice of car. At this stage, a vehicle that fully meets the requirements of a particular cargo is selected. This takes into account its weight, size and configuration.
* Calculation of the load on the axes of the car. This is necessary in order to properly position the load in the trailer.
* Route selection. One of the most important stages of transportation planning. Not always the route of the vehicle with heavy and / or oversized cargo can pass through the shortest route. There are restrictions on the tonnage of transport, crossing bridges and overpasses. Ideally, you choose a route that avoids such designs.
* Escort. Quite often, the machine carrying a load, can't move alone. A special car is allocated for its maintenance. Sometimes this is not enough, then to accompany the cargo involved traffic police officers.
In addition to all of the above, when planning a route, the places of possible Parking for drivers ' recreation, weather conditions and the time of the highest load of individual sections of the road are taken into account. The condition of the vehicle is also of great importance. Under such loads, the slightest malfunction can lead to fatal consequences.

 


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