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What Is an Oversized Load, and How Is It Transported?

October 18, 2021 5:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everyone has seen a truck with a sign that reads either “Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” on the highway. These often signal that the truck is transporting large manufacturing equipment or similar machinery—but what is involved in transporting an oversized load? There’s actually a lot that goes into transporting oversized loads, especially when it comes to safety regulations. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about oversized load transportation. Oversized load measurements The measurement requirements for an oversized or wide load can vary depending on which state you’re in. In general, anything wider than 8.5 feet is considered an oversized load. There are usually extra requirements if the loads range from 12 to 14 feet wide. Shipments higher than... View Article

What to Know About Oversize and Wide Load Shipping in Houston, TX

November 4, 2018 11:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the United States, a wide or oversized load is any load more than 8’6” wide. While every state has its own unique set of requirements for shipping wide loads, there are some general rules that are going to be consistent across pretty much every location. With this in mind, here are some things you should know about oversize load shipping in Houston, TX before you send off your shipment: Know the limits: Most states have pretty consistent legal limits for shipments. Typically the maximum legal load width is 8.5 feet (102 inches), with a maximum height of 102 inches. Legal length can be anywhere from 48 to 53 feet, with a maximum weight usually falling around 46,000 pounds. While... View Article