The power of Well Managed Heavy Haul

Paige Logistics, located in greater Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a vast array of dedicated specialized transportation services for even the most difficult shipments.

Our heavy haul  logistics services offers transportation of supersize and heavyweight cargo, specializing in long, wide, tall, and extremely heavy commodities that require highly specialized transport equipment.

In the specialized transportation market, Paige Logistics holds a unique position due to our wide network of heavy haul trailers and capacity to develop and adapt equipment on demand.

When choosing a heavy haul carrier for cross border freight, experience, equipment and service is crucial. Our trailer types are influenced by research, development, and innovation due to the difficulties we confront as a specialist carrier.

From our flat deck and drop deck trailers to our perimeter frame trailers and enormous  dual lane transporters, we work together with DOT agencies, law enforcement, and structural engineers to guarantee that our equipment is capable of carrying unique and difficult cargo quickly and safely.

Our diverse equipment, knowledgeable staff, and superior customer service have earned us the status of industry leaders.

With over three decades of experience in  heavy haul market, Paige Logistics has the answers to your unique transportation difficulties. 

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When it's time to consider a wide load transporter for your next large shipment, search for a heavy haul carrier with seasoned drivers who are prepared to do so securely and safely.

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Different laws and rules apply to large or heavy weights. And the laws that apply to your freight differ in each state and province that it passes through.

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How are you expected to keep everything straight? One error could cost you time and money and jeopardize the success of your project. When finding a heavy haul service partner, Paige Logistics has the seamless expertise you require.

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With precision slowdowns caused by accidents or safety violations with in-house safety and securement teams are avoided. Put your freight in good hands with experienced heavy haul drivers who specialize in oversize and overweight cross-border shipping.

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Omit slowdowns  caused by accidents or safety violations with in-house safety and securement teams. We handle all aspects of oversized transport, including federal and state regulations in accordance with the US DOT.

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Choosing the best vehicle for your specific shipment. DOT regulations on oversize vehicles. Choosing and securing pilot cars. Obtaining DOT large load permits.

Heavy Haul Trucking Company
Understanding Heavy Haul Freight Pricing
How much is Heavy Haul Trucking?



The importance of oversized dimensional loads or heavy haul trucking in your supply chain cannot be overstated. Regardless of size or type, that generator, tank, boiler or piece of large machinery must arrive at its destination — preferably in one piece.

Your job is to ensure that heavy haul transit runs smoothly and efficiently. So you've come here to learn more about how much you should expect to pay.

Understanding your trucking costs is critical to making the most of your budget in what can be a costly endeavour.

Paige Logistics has been providing heavy haul trucking services for over 10 years and understands how to price them correctly.

However, too often, heavy haul transportation providers do not fully and transparently explain the price their customers pay.

Unfortunately, this puts shippers who work with these companies at a distinct disadvantage.

Here we will discuss the factors that influence the cost of doing business in the world of heavy haul trucking and leave you with some tips to make your next haul as successful as possible.

How much does Heavy Haul trucking cost?



We calculate the costs of heavy haul trucking and balance them as "all-in pricing."

Some carriers consistently apply additional costs during the course of the shipment — costs that were not stipulated upfront.

In most cases, these businesses can offer much lower upfront costs than if they gave "all-in" prices but ended up costing more on the back end.

By "all-in" pricing, we mean that the quote you receive from Paige Logistics includes all of the costs associated with completing your shipments.

As true shipping industry experts, our "all-in" pricing will not disappoint, as you will be given a rate that fully reflects the cost of performing business.





Far more complicated than many other modes of transportation,  Heavy hauling super-sized freight necessitates bring extreme caution and meticulous planning.

As a result, each shipment is one-of-a-kind.

The cost of moving your freight will be calculated by taking into account its unique requirements as well as the volatility in current market conditions.

However, for heavy haul freight weighing up to 100,000 pounds, using this formula should give you a pretty good ballpark estimate: $1 x the number of axles required x the number of miles Your Freight Has to Travel = Your Cost

For example, if your 70,000-pound boiler needs to be transported from Surrey BC to Site C Dam — a distance of just over 1,186 kilometers — your cost formula would be as follows:

$1 x 7 axles x 1,186 kilometers = $1,186

Although your price may be slightly higher or lower than the dollar amount generated by this formula, it is extremely useful for calculating base estimates for the cost of heavy haul transport.

Plug-and-play formulas like this one, however, do not work as well for freight weighing exceeding 100,000 pounds. The complexities of these larger shipments simply cannot be explained in the same way that smaller heavy haul freight can.

When a load meets one or more of the following criteria, things become more complicated:

- exceeding 100,000 pounds in total weight

- above 13 feet, 6 inches high

- more than 50 feet long

- beyond 16 feet across wide

The following elements affect the final "all-in" freight rate for heavy haul trucking:



1. The Trailer's Uniqueness Utilized



Even though heavy haulage is an essential aspect of the transportation industry, it is undoubtedly difficult to master. And if cargo exceeds 100,000 pounds, the type of trailer required to transport it gets extremely specialized.

Indeed, there are a variety of specialty heavy haul trailers offered.

From 10-axle trailers designed to transport cargo weighing between 105,000 and 125,000 pounds to 20-axle dual-lanes for cargo weighing up to 340,000 pounds and anything in between, there is a trailer suitable for virtually any use.

The more specialized a trailer is, however, the more you may anticipate to spend for its space. In fact, some of the most specialized trailers are exorbitantly expensive to purchase, driving up the cost of using them.

These price increases are directly attributable to supply and demand. And when the number of available trailers of the required type decreases, you will be required to pay more, as you will be vying with other shippers to use it.

For instance, if your cargo requires a 19- to 28-axle trailer, which is quite uncommon, you may expect to pay more than if you used a conventional 8-axle solution.



2. Urgency & Deadlines of Your Shipment



As with every other service in the logistics transportation industry, the cost of arranging a tractor trailer, and driver for your super load shipment grows in proportion to its urgency. Although the nature of heavy haul trucking necessitates extensive planning, especially for heavier loads, requiring a solution immediately will result in higher costs.

Providing your provider with a one-week advance time to find a way to relocate a 120,000-pound generator from your property and organize its transit will be significantly less expensive than providing them with only two days. Even though your deadlines are tighter, the preparation and coordination required to transport your freight safely has not changed.

Your supplier will need to work extra hours to fit your shipment into the overbooked calendar of a local trucker with the necessary skills to transport your shipment. In addition, providing your provider less lead time makes it more difficult for them to notify authorities, obtain permits, and arrange a route.

If you wish to reduce your heavy haul freight expenditures, you will need to exert control over what you can. It is tough to regulate the size of your freight, the number of states it passes through, and the cost of each state's permit.

Planning is the one thing that is actually simple to control. Budgeting your time and providing adequate lead time will go a long way in optimizing your heavy haul shipping budget. The necessary freight permits ($200-$500 per state). Permitting for big haul freight can be costly due to the fact that it must be obtained at three distinct levels: state, county, and city. Your supplier may be required to get multiple over-dimensional (OD) permits, depending on the path of your shipment.

Permitting a big haul load can be costly, particularly as the number of states, counties, and towns it must pass through increases.Depending on the size of your cargo (weight, height, breadth, and length) and the area(s) it is traveling through, these licenses can range from $10 to $500 or more. As the quantity of your shipment increases, so too will the complexity of the necessary permits.

In reality, however, the price of buying a permit for large haul freight varies from state to state. Some Midwestern states charge the same rate for OD freight regardless of its size.

Many other states, in contrast, assess the cost of these permits per ton. Therefore, licenses for loads with a modest OD may cost $100, whereas permits for bigger shipments can cost thousands of dollars.





Depending on the city, state and country, wide load permit can be costly. Particularly as the number of states, counties, and towns it must pass through costs increases. Your supplier may be required to get multiple over-dimensional (OD) permits, depending on the path of your shipment.

Depending on the size of your cargo (weight, height, breadth, and length) and the area(s) it is traveling through, these licenses can range from $10 to $500 or more. As the quantity of your shipment increases, so too will the complexity of the necessary permits.

In reality, however, the price of buying a permit for large haul freight varies from state to state. Some Midwestern states charge the same rate for OD freight regardless of its size.

Many other states, in contrast, assess the cost of these permits per ton. Therefore, licenses for loads with a modest OD may cost $100, whereas permits for bigger shipments can cost thousands of dollars.

Regardless of the nature of your freight, you will need a transportation specialist to guide you through the state-specific permitting process.

Despite their significance, these permit fees might be confusing. Utilizing the knowledge of your partner can ensure that your load is transported on time.



4. Utility Service Disruptions 



Certain dimensions of heavy haul loads necessitate that utility providers hoist telephone wires and hold movable street lights (and other obstructions) out of the path.

Even though qualified suppliers will choose the best path to transport your freight to its destination, the "optimal route" can be tough to navigate.

When the height, length, or breadth of a shipment makes it difficult to transport, utility services are employed to make place for a shipment.

The cost of these services and the individuals who conduct them varies according to the specific requirements of each project.

If a single telephone wire needs to be lifted to prevent a load from being halted, the day rate might be around $1,800.

In severe cases, expect to spend more than $5,000 to keep freight moving.

As with anything else, the cost of these services is determined not only by the difficulty of the task at hand but also by the availability of professionals in your load's area. If you need someone to move a telephone wire in Bayfield, Wisconsin (population: 490), you will have to spend more to get a local expert.

Again, this is where careful preparation will help you save money on your heavy haul costs. Due to the great demand for these service providers, it is essential to schedule their services in advance. Calling utility companies at the last minute frequently results in wait periods of two or more days.

Massive delays spanning multiple days can be detrimental to your business line and your heavy haul schedule. Therefore, the longer your provider has to arrange utility services for your cargo, the better.

Inconvenience is costly, especially when transporting large haul freight, which is already disruptive.



5. Pilot Car Service



There are various varieties of escort automobiles. For example, excessively tall loads are required to be behind a "Height Pole Car." In anticipation of this freight, these cars utilize the extendable pole attached to their front bumper to assess the height of approaching bridges and overheads.

Again, the escort car service standards for heavy haul shipments differ from state to state. These pilot vehicles are responsible for leading and following over-sized cargo as it continues its journey.
Certain freight, such as loads so large that they impede traffic, must be accompanied by municipal and/or state officials. Even though only a small subset of large haul freight fits their standards, police escorts are expensive and will affect your costs.

Although from state to state the requirement for escort cars varies, you should anticipate an additional $2 per mile for escorted freight service.



5. Route Surveys



The purpose of surveys is to validate a given route and prevent incidents before they arise.

Generally, first-run surveys are conducted to ensure that a shipment can proceed as scheduled. These surveys cannot be avoided because states do not guarantee that all overheads are tall enough and all openings are broad enough for any specific shipment.

During these surveys, routes are inspected for constraints on height and width, and changes are made prior to the arrival of the load.

The cost of first-run surveys is proportional to the distance traveled by a truckload, or the distance that must be "surveyed."

Again, the escort car service standards for heavy haul shipments differ from state to state. These pilot vehicles are responsible for leading and following over-sized cargo as it continues its journey.
Certain freight, such as loads so large that they impede traffic, must be accompanied by municipal and/or state officials. Even though only a small subset of large haul freight fits their standards, police escorts are expensive and will affect your costs.

Although from state to state the requirement for escort cars varies, you should anticipate an additional $2 per mile for escorted freight service.



6. Engineering Surveys



On this list, engineering surveys are the rarest heavy haul service. If they apply to your shipment, however, these services can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

Evidently, many of the nation's bridges are not intended to support more than 250,000 pounds of freight traversing their surfaces.

Therefore, engineering surveys are required to ensure that any man-made building in the way of heavy haul freight can withstand the challenge.

Safety is of the utmost importance in the heavy haul industry, and the engineers who provide these services are essential to ensuring everyone's safety.

In spite of this, these services can be quite expensive, as they demand a high degree of skill and a substantial time investment from the companies delivering them. In states where a restricted number of companies are authorized to provide engineering transportation services, the cost of employing this expertise increases.

Always anticipate to spend extra when engineering services are required, as these costs cannot be avoided.