At Paige Logistics Ltd, we are your go-to experts for heavy haul trucking company services for Canada & USA. We can transport supersize, heavy machinery and all heavyweight cargo. We specialize in tackling the toughest challenges, handling long, wide, tall, and mind-bogglingly heavy commodities with precision and care. With our extensive experience in heavy machinery transport, we’ve mastered the art of moving the immovable.

Our team of seasoned professionals is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and cutting-edge equipment necessary to conquer the most demanding logistics tasks.

We understand the unique requirements of heavyweight shipments, and our specialized fleet is designed to handle even the most massive loads. 

Paige Logistics, located in greater Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a vast array of specialized transportation heavy cargo 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 experience in heavy machinery transport.

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

When it comes to transporting immense and weighty cargo, a heavy haul trailer emerges as the unsung hero of the logistics industry. These robust and formidable machines are designed to handle the extraordinary, defying conventional limits and embarking on a journey that unveils new frontiers in transportation.

When choosing a heavy haul carrier for cross border freight shipping, experience, super load trucking 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.  

A heavy haul trailer is no ordinary conveyance. It is a mighty titan built to accommodate and transport supersize, heavyweight, and oversized cargo that defies traditional shipping methods. 

These trailers are engineered to bear the burden of long, wide, tall, and astoundingly heavy commodities, with the ability to withstand the immense pressure and strain that accompanies such formidable loads. 

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.

Crafted with unwavering precision, heavy haul trailers are a testament to the epitome of engineering prowess. Constructed from robust materials, they possess reinforced frames and axles, fortified suspensions, and an array of specialized features. 

These trailers are built to endure the most rigorous conditions, conquering uneven terrains, sharp bends, and unforgiving landscapes with unrivaled resilience.

Grouped as a leader among Canadian heavy haul trucking companies, our diverse equipment, knowledgeable staff, and superior customer service have earned us the status of Canada’s best. With over three decades of experience in construction logistics heavy hauler market, Paige Logistics has the answers to your unique trucking services transportation difficulties. 


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.


Seamless Legalities

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.


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 Canada heavy haul service partner, Paige Logistics has the seamless expertise you require.


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.


Dedicated Heavy Cargo Services

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.


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

Understanding Heavy Haul Companies Rates

The importance of oversized dimensional loads 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 transportation services 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 is known best for FTL and LTL trucking and China to Canada Shipping but quietly has been providing heavy haul freight and 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 supersized freight and leave you with some tips to make your next haul as successful as possible.

How much Does Heavy Haulage Cost?

We calculate the costs 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.

How Are Heavy Haul Trucking Rates Determined?

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:

1. The Trailer's Uniqueness Utilized

Heavy haul trucking is crucial to the superload transport business but tough to manage.

The trailer needed for cargo over 100,000 pounds is very sophisticated. Specialty heavy haul trailers exist.

There is a trailer for almost every usage, from 10-axle trailers for 105,000–125,000-pound freight to 20-axle dual-lanes for 340,000-pound cargo. However, customized trailers cost extra. Some of the most specialized trailers are prohibitively expensive, which raises their operating costs.

Supply and demand cause these price hikes. When there are fewer trailers of the appropriate type, you will have to pay more because you will be competing with other shippers. If your goods requires a rare 19- to 28-axle trailer, you may pay more than if you used an 8-axle solution.

2. Urgency & Deadlines of Your Shipment

Like with any logistics transportation service, your super load shipment’s tractor trailer and driver cost increases with urgency. Heavy hauling requires substantial planning, especially for heavier loads, but requiring a solution promptly will increase expenses.

Giving your provider a week to move a 120,000-pound generator from your property and schedule its transport will be cheaper than giving them two days.Even with shorter schedules, safe freight transit requires preparation and collaboration.

Your supplier will have to work overtime to accommodate your consignment into the overbooked calendar of a local driver with the right skills. Giving your provider less time makes it harder to notify authorities, get permissions, and plan a route. Controlling what you can reduces heavy haul freight costs. It’s hard to control freight size, number of states, and permission costs.

Controlling planning is the easiest. Time and lead time will optimize your heavy haul shipping costs.

Per-state freight permits ($200–$500). Regulating big haul freight at three levels—state, county, and city—can be expensive. Depending on the transportation path, your provider may need numerous over-dimensional (OD) permits.

Allowing a heavy haul load can be expensive, especially if it must travel through multiple states, counties, and cities.These licenses for the correct trailer type can cost $10 to $500 or more, depending on your cargo’s weight, height, breadth, and length and where it’s headed.

Permits become more complicated as your shipment grows. But, heavy haul freight permit prices vary per state. Some Midwestern states charge OD freight the same regardless of size. Other states charge per ton for these permits. Hence, licensing for small deliveries may cost $100, while larger shipments may cost thousands.

3. Freight Permits

Wide load permits can be expensive for heavy haul trucking companies. When it passes through more states, counties, and towns, costs rise.  Depending on the transportation path, your provider may need numerous over-dimensional (OD) permits.

These licenses can cost $10 to $500 or more, depending on your cargo’s weight, height, breadth, and length and where it’s travelling. Permits become more complicated as your shipment grows.

However, the cost of a building freight permit varies per state. Some Midwestern states charge OD freight the same regardless of size.  Other states charge per ton for these permits. Hence, licensing for small deliveries may cost $100, while larger shipments may cost thousands.

The state-specific permitting process requires a transportation specialist, regardless of your freight. Permit fees are important yet perplexing. Your partner’s knowledge can assure on-time delivery. See our shipping glossary.

4. Utility Service Disruptions 

Utility companies must hoist telephone wires and hold moveable street lights and other impediments for certain heavy haul loads.The “ideal route” to deliver your freight can be difficult to traverse, even for competent vendors.  Utility services move shipments that are too tall, long, or wide.

Each project determines the cost and personnel of these services.  Lifting a single telephone wire to keep a load moving costs $1,800 each day. Expect to spend over $5,000 to move freight in severe circumstances.

Like with any service, the fee depends on the task’s difficulty and the availability of pros in your load’s area.  Likewise, preparedness will reduce heavy haul costs. 

Due to high demand, some service providers must be booked in advance. Last-minute utility calls often result in two-day waits. Multiple-day delays can hurt your business and big haul plan. The longer your provider has to organize cargo utility services, the better.

Transporting long haul freight, which is already disruptive, is costly.

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.

6. Route Surveys

Surveys validate routes and prevent problems. First-run surveys confirm shipments go as planned. Because states do not ensure that overheads are tall enough and openings are wide enough for any shipment, these surveys are necessary.

When the load arrives, these surveys check routes for height and width limits and make modifications. First-run surveys cost a truckload’s “surveyed” miles. State-specific heavy load escort car service standards apply.

Pilot vehicles lead and follow big freight. Municipal and state officials must accompany heavy loads that block traffic. Police escorts are costly and increase your prices even if only a small portion of heavy haul freight meets their standards. Escorted freight transportation to California costs $2 per mile, however escort car requirements vary by state.

7. Engineering Surveys

Heavy haulers engineering surveys are the rarest. These services can boost your bottom line if they apply to your cargo.

Engineers are crucial to enforce heavy haul rules and safety. These services need a lot of talent and time from the companies providing them, making them pricey. Engineering transportation services cost more in states with fewer licensed enterprises.

Many bridges can’t handle heavy load trucks more than 250,000 pounds of freight. Hence, engineering surveys must assure that any man-made building in the way of heavy haul freight can resist the strain.

BC Trucking Association  Freight Carriers Association of a Canada

Alexander Crane
Alexander Crane

Author & Chief Executive Officer at Paige Logistics Ltd. → Experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Transportation, Trucking and the Railroad Industry.