Safe and efficient heavy equipment hauling and shipping is a tedious and complicated task that should be handled by professionals. Besides the potential danger of heavy equipment transportation, one needs to consider that this equipment is very expensive and damages could be costly. For these reasons, to avoid unnecessary problems, you can hire heavy equipment hauling companies in Chicago to do it professionally. Whether you need construction equipment hauling or heavy farm equipment shipping, and anything in between, you can trust Industrial Demolition & Metal Management’s heavy haulers/heavy equipment transportation services in Chicago do handle it all for you. We transport all kinds of equipment in the safest manner, at a great price, in good time. To ensure prompt delivery, you should book your heavy equipment hauling ahead of time, and on the day of delivery we will come to your location, where you can supervise loading if you wish, and load your heavy equipment to transport it to its destination. Avoid risks and liabilities by hauling equipment yourself, and call our experts to ensure your equipment arrives at its next destination ready to work.
Safety checks before heavy equipment transportation can not be overlooked, especially since nearly 50% of accidents surrounding heavy equipment occur while loading and unloading of machinery. Taking the time to properly prepare for heavy equipment hauling and mitigating dangers and liabilities saves time, money, injuries, and maybe even lives. For this reason, here at Industrial Demolition & Metal Management we have a strict preparation process.
Risk assessments demonstrate a thorough assessment of possible risks and how they will be managed when carrying out heavy equipment hauling. We always have one included in our heavy equipment shipping protocol, completed by a senior manager or supervisor. This way you know we have carefully assessed the job, all equipment involved, transport timelines, weight loads, and other potential risks, and that we have protocol in place to address them.
Safety should never be overlooked in any part of construction, which is why we always ensure proper PPE is used by crew at every stage of heavy equipment transportation. The documentation of PPE to be used is included in all risk assessment reports, and is strictly enforced, to ensure safety and to lower any liabilities associated with your heavy equipment hauling. We do not overlook PPE or cut corners to save time, we do it right.
Next up, we do a full inspection of the truck and trailer that will be doing the actual heavy equipment transport. The full inspection includes the following.
Every tire is checked for tire pressure, tread condition, and any other factors that could influence safe and smooth transport.
We make sure that all lights – front, brake lights, signal lights – are properly connected and functioning.
Though always important, brakes must work perfectly with an oversized load as weight impacts breaking ability. We make sure your brakes are in great shape and ready for anything.
We make sure that tie down points for the load follow all state regulations and will ensure safe transport of the load. Required number of points, how it is secured, and spacing will all be confirmed before loading and enforced upon loading. For example, many states’ require a minimum of four tie-down points for loads exceeding 10,000 lbs., each with its own binder or boomer and individual chains connected to trailer hitch points. Binders and boomer will also be inspected to make sure they are properly securing the load.
We confirm that weights being moved are within regulation, are appropriate for the tractor-trailer used, and are secured with the appropriate number of tie downs for that weight, often exceeding minimum regulations to be extra safe. Additionally, any moving parts are properly disarmed and secured down separately.
Though each type of equipment has specific requirements for its transportation, our team of experts can take care of all your heavy equipment hauling in Chicago. You can rest assured that your equipment will arrive on time, ready to work. Below are some examples of heavy equipment we transport:
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Common Heavy Haul Equipment:
Every plan is custom made for your specific job. Our logistics team will formulate a plan that ensures smooth delivery in a timely manner. Heavy load transportation vehicles will be selected according to the best options for your machinery.