Heavy Haul and Over Dimensional Trucking

Heavy haul trucking, also commonly referred to as over-weight shipments, over-dimensional shipments, or specialized shipments, demands extreme attention to detail. The heavy haul trucking experts at West Coast Carriers take into account each dimension, overall weight, route and applicable state laws when planning the transport of your items.

When a flatbed truck won’t suffice due to the shipment being too tall or heavy, a heavy haul trucking method is the only option. As an experienced heavy haul trucking company, West Coast Carriers will determine the shortest point between the origin and destination. This may be the “obvious” route, but other factors such as accessibility of the area, permits and support vehicles may be required. Only a trucking company well versed in heavy haul transportation procedures knows how to do the research and plan the best route.

Heavy Haul Trucking

West Coast Carriers will manage the transportation of your heavy haul shipment from start to finish, including obtaining special permits for each state – and county permits as needed, pilot cars or other escort vehicles and any additional equipment required to move your heavy load in a safe manner.Heavy haul trucking needs can sometimes be met with one of our flatbed, dry van or refrigerated trailers. However, your shipment may require one of our specialty trailers such as the “Removable Goose Neck” (RGN) or a “Stretch Double Drop.”

When it comes to heavy haul trucking, we’ve seen and shipped it all. Some loads may even require multi-axle equipment or custom-made components. Rest assured our vast understanding and resources as a leading heavy haul trucking company will ensure even special circumstances will be handled with the utmost level of professionalism and customer service. In all instances, safety is our number one priority not only for our carriers, but also for the general public that may come within a close proximity to heavy haul or over dimensional freight.

Heavy Haul Examples


  • Wind Energy
  • Bridge Beams
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Domes
  • Boats
  • Planes
  • Piping
  • Cooling Towers
  • Excavators
  • Condensers
  • All Yellow Iron
  • Mining Equipment
  • Dehydration Equipment
  • Grinders
  • Steel Drums
  • Air Exchangers
  • Concrete Pre-Casts