Oversized freight doesn’t play by the same rules as standard shipments. Whether it’s too wide, too tall or classified heavy haul, getting oversized freight to its destination takes extra effort. At Ascent Specialized, our specialty is non-standard freight. We provide specialized logistics to our clients, and we know a thing or two about finding the right rig for non-standard configurations.
Specialized Freight & Logistics
Even with the ability to ship packages and cargo using run-of-the-mill equipment, your typical 3PL deals with plenty of problems and disruption. And when you add specialized to the mix? Things heat up fast.
Moving specialized freight goes beyond coordinating a truck, trailer, carrier and permit. All these things are required but with the dial turned up.
The right rig is based on the dimensions and specifications of the load. If a load is too tall for a flatbed or a step deck, a double drop might be the best option. For longer loads, like windmill blades and turbines, an expandable flatbed or a dolly set up might be the right fit.
Regardless of what our clients need to ship, we’re able to pair them with the right trailer to meet their needs. Equipment we work with includes:
- Step decks
- Double drops
- Low pro step decks
- Stretch trailers
- Multi-axle trailers
- Steerable trailers
- Perimeter trailers
When we say we have the capability to ship anything, we mean it.
Securing permits for specialized freight adds a few more hoops to jump through than what you’d see with standard freight. Every submission typically requires more documentation. Those non-standard dimensions (including size and weight) mean extra information. Even when everything goes according to plan, you’re looking at a longer review process.
Finding the right carrier is the last big piece to the puzzle. First, the carrier needs to be qualified to operate whatever specialized trailer is needed for the job. They also need to be available and willing to take on the freight. And how difficult it is to check all three of those boxes can differ from load to load.
At Ascent Specialized, we have long-standing relationships with specialized carriers. Knowing these individuals allows us to say we have both the capabilities and the partnerships to make your shipment happen.