Professional transport companies mostly deal with transportation of oversize cargo that provide this most difficult type of cargo transportation, realizing high responsibility and providing reliable consistency with the defining points of the route. Oversized transportation-this is a very serious hard work, not only from the legal side, but also from purely technical side.
Oversized transportation have certain features because such goods are generally heavy, and they must be prepared for transportation in a special way. For such transport it is especially important to choose vehicles that best suit for specific cargo. It can be road transport, rail transport; in exceptional cases, air transport is used.
Traffic rules established specific sizes, valid for transport by truck. Exceeding these dimensions cargo is considered to be oversized, and is carried in accordance with special rules. Transportation rules of oversized cargo provide for registration of the large number of necessary documents, specify the particular passage on toll highways (as oversized and heavy cargo in its carriage is capable of damaging road coating), requirements for drivers, need to organize cargo escorting with patrol transport or accompanying car. The rules also stipulate responsibilities of all parties, involved in the case of violation of the transportation rules.
Permit for transportation of over-sized and heavy cargo is made in the form of a special document that reflects category of the goods, address of consignor, consignee and carrier, car brand, and various advanced options.
Various companies transport oversized cargo often enough. Oversized equipment can be production equipment and construction machinery, special types of equipment such as boats, planes and many other things-all with non-standard size and shape.
In order to organize transportation of bulky cargo professionally, primarily transport is selected, then thorough study of the selected route is produced. Basic requirement is to provide safety at all stages of transportation and control of cargo during transportation. Necessarily permission to such carriage is required. As a rule, no firm is capable to carry such goods on their own, not only because of lack of required transport, but also because of the lack of experience in such shipments. Depending on the size and type of cargo, price of such transportation may be different. Finally, cost of transportation of oversized cargo is clarified only after discussing all the details, including the nature of transported cargo and the route on which it should be carried.
Any company that specializes in such kind of cargo transportation usually undertakes registration of necessary documents and permits, insurance, project and customs documentation.