Looking for a Broome heavy transport company for tall, heavy or oversize equipment? If you need to arrange heavy haulage in Broome, look to Melbourne-based freight forwarder TSL. Our domestic transport services serve businesses from a wide range of industries including renewable energy, manufacturing and mining. Our top-quality service covers heavy transport in Broome and the surrounding Kimberley region, throughout Western Australia and in the wider national zone.
What is Heavy Haulage?
Heavy haulage is transporting large materials, equipment or goods by road. TSL helps companies shift cargo including car carriers, yachts, earth-moving equipment, pressure vessels, agriculture machinery, and cranes. When a regular truck is not large or sturdy enough, special lorries are used for heavy transport in Broome. These are stronger and have special features which enable them to safely carry larger quantities of stock or pieces of machinery that are oversize, high or awkward.
Broome Heavy Haulage Cargo
TSL transports a wide variety of heavy haulage in Broome including shipping containers, portable buildings, generator units, cranes, dump trucks and railway carriages. To ensure safety when vehicles reach top speeds and turn tight corners, some of our vehicles can be steered from the back.
Broome Heavy Transport Vehicles
Curtainsiders trucks are often used to shift large loads across Australia, but for heavy haulage requirements, these vehicles are just too small and flimsy. For oversized items and larger consignments, TSL calls in a more capable vehicle for Broome heavy haulage. These are some of the dedicated trucks and lorries used in the industry.
Rigid lorries are made with up to five axles and a single rigid chassis. These vehicles are often used to transport dry goods such as toilet paper and shipping containers. They are well suited to well-maintained roads.
Flat-bed lorries are rigid lorries used with flat trailers. This type of vehicle will often be used to transport large, bulky items such as concrete pipes and water tanks. The cargo will then be blocked or lashed to keep it stable during transit.
Articulated lorries consist of a front unit and a trailer joined together. Because they are more flexible, they’re used for excessively large or heavy loads. They perform well on sites with different surface types such as dirt roads or gravel quarries.
Side-loaders enable easier loading and unloading because they allow goods to be placed on the vehicle sideways on. This makes it easier to balance out the load and means better use can be made of the available space.
Low-loaders (sometimes called lowboy trailers) sit lower on the road than standard trailers which give extra height. This enables the carriage of taller items, including industrial equipment.
Prime movers are heavy-duty towing engines that are designed to haul trailered loads.
Vehicles often feature extra facilities such as lockdown ramps, toolboxes, fuel-saving features, spring or airbag suspension and skid plates which contribute to enhanced safety and performance throughout the operation. Vehicles will usually be accredited under Australia’s NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).