When you want goods, equipment or earth transported from one place to another, you’ll think of hiring a truck to do so, and you’ll be surrounded with a number of options. There are various factors you will need to consider while choosing which truck will be the most convenient and cost efficient to you. Factors like affordability, size and convenience for the job has to be considered. This article aims at simplifying the different types of trucks used in moving equipment.
An important point to consider is that the trucks you can hire will be listed or categorized based on the amount of weight that they can carry. Basically, there are three main types of trucks that are used for transportation. Let’s take a look.
Although this category classifies medium trucks, these trucks can carry relatively heavy loads. This includes metal, material rolls and heavy equipment. Most trucking companies will give you a choice between a regular box, duty, platform and flatbed truck. In case you need good carrying capacity, a box or standard duty truck could work great. However, if your equipment is large, then a flatbed with no sides at all, could be the right choice for you.
If the goods that are supposed to be carried do not fit in a medium truck, then heavy trucks should be your last resort. They can easily carry large amounts of earth, garbage, logs, heavy machinery and even automobiles. These types of trucks include dump, garbage, log, ballast and semi-trailer; including double drop, single drop, curtain side and super trailers. While each has its own use, they are highly similar as they can each carry up to several tons of weight. For many companies, an enclosed, dump or tractor-trailer truck are the most common choices. This is because each can carry, transport and unload significantly large loads with relative ease. For transporting large amount of goods from one place to another at one time, heavy trucks can save you time and energy, as the number of trips will be lesser than any medium-sized truck.
Super Heavy Trucks
Also known by the name ‘heavy haul’ in some areas, these super heavy transporters are usually designed to carry incredibly heavy loads that can be a minimum of 40 tons and can go up to as heavy as 60 tons. These trucks have more specific uses and are mostly used for mining and construction purposes. Even though these are ideal for considerably heavier loads, such as giant transformers, plant parts, presses, large boilers and engines, they require special permits and/or escorts when transporting. This helps reduce the chances of accidents occurring either due to the size of the load, its weight or due to the truck itself.
When deciding which truck will best suit your requirements, it’s always recommended to seek for professional help. Consult with our team of experts at Heavy Duty Direct for a more informed decision.