Looking for an Esperance heavy transport company to get items that are tall, heavy or oversize from A to B? TSL Australia provides high-quality domestic and interstate transportation services. Our clients operate in a range of industries including renewable energy, manufacturing and mining. Our top-quality service covers heavy transport in Esperance, throughout Western Australia and in the wider national zone.
What is Heavy Haulage?
Heavy haulage is transporting large materials, equipment or goods by road. We use specialized lorries which are ultra-strong and have special characteristics. These enable them to safely carry larger sizes of stock and machinery that is oversize, high or awkward. Whatever type of vehicle or equipment needed for your heavy haulage in Esperance, we can find it.
Types of Heavy Haulage Cargo
As part of its Esperance heavy haulage service, TSL transports a wide variety of heavy cargo including car carriers, yachts, earth-moving equipment, pressure vessels, agriculture machinery, portable buildings, shipping containers, generator units, railway carriages, cranes and dump trucks. All of these items require specialized vehicles and equipment in order to be transported safely and legally.
Esperance Heavy Transport Vehicles
Much of the freight transported throughout Australia is carried in curtainsider trucks, the standardized vehicle for long-distance road travel. However, for transporting larger items, curtain siders are not large or sturdy enough. A more specialized vehicle is therefore needed. Listed below are just some of the dedicated lorries and trucks used for heavy haulage in Esperance.
A rigid truck is made with up to five axles and a single rigid chassis. This type of vehicle is often used to transport dry goods, which could be anything from toilet paper to shipping containers. It is well suited to long-distance travel on well-maintained roads.
A flat-bed truck is a rigid lorry used with a flat trailer. This type of vehicle will often be used to transport large, bulky items such as concrete pipes and water tanks. Often the load is blocked or lashed to keep it stable during transit.
An articulated truck consists of a front unit and a trailer joined together. Because this configuration is more flexible than a rigid, it’s typically used for excessively large loads. Articulated vehicles perform better than rigid on sites with different surface types such as dirt tracks.
A side-loader makes loading and unloading more straightforward because it allows goods to be placed on the vehicle sideways on. This means better use can be made of the available space and often makes it easier to balance out the load.
A low-loader (sometimes called a lowboy trailer) sits lower on the road than standard trailers. This gives extra height, enabling taller items to fit onto the vehicle.
A prime mover is a heavy-duty towing engine that is designed to haul trailered loads.
The vehicles we use for Esperance heavy haulage often feature extra facilities such as lockdown ramps, toolboxes, fuel-saving features, spring or airbag suspension, and skid plates. These contribute to enhanced safety, security and performance throughout their use. Some of our vehicles can be steered from the back – this ensures they stay firmly on the ground when turning tight corners. Vehicles will usually be accredited under Australia’s NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).