Looking for an Exmouth heavy transport company to shift items that are tall, heavy or oversize? 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 Exmouth, 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 such as car carriers, yachts, earth-moving equipment, pressure vessels, agriculture machinery, and cranes. Regular curtainsider trucks are too small and flimsy to transport weighty loads, so we use specialised lorries for heavy haulage in Exmouth. These vehicles are ultra-strong and sturdy. They also feature special characteristics which enable them to safely carry larger sizes of stock and machinery that is oversize, high or awkward. For example, they may be steerable from the back – this ensures safety when they reach high speeds and turn corners.
Types of Heavy Haulage Cargo
As part of its Exmouth heavy haulage service, TSL transports a wide variety of heavy cargo including portable buildings, shipping containers, generator units, railway carriages, cranes and dump trucks.
Exmouth Heavy Transport Vehicles
Rigids: Rigid lorries have between two and five axles fitted to the frame. They are used to transport large items across well-maintained roads.
Flat-bed lorries: These are rigid trucks with flat trailers. They’re often used to transport large, bulky items such as steel girders or concrete pipes. Cargo is sometimes contained within blocks or lashed to limit movement during transit.
Articulated lorries: These trucks can handle uneven roads and are more flexible than traditional lorries due to pivot joints which allow them to turn more sharply.
Side-loaders: This type of truck can be loaded from the side, making it easier when there’s limited space. It means the truck doesn’t have to turn around and won’t block the road
Prime movers: These heavy-duty towing engines are designed to haul trailered loads.
Low-loaders: With two drops in their deck height, these semi-trailers can be used to accommodate taller loads such as heavy equipment such as bulldozers.
Vehicles will usually be accredited under Australia’s NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).
Exmouth Heavy Haulage Equipment
A wide range of equipment may be used to assist with loading and unloading:
Forklifts: Small industrial trucks that are used to move small pieces of cargo over short distances, for example, boxes of dry goods. They are used for loading and unloading goods to and from larger vehicles.
Cranes: Used to lift loads that cannot be rolled on and off the transportation vehicle.
Platform/flat-bed trailers: Attached to the back of prime movers or articulated trucks to transport loads or equipment. They can usually be loaded/unloaded from the sides.
Jinkers and Dollies: Trailer extensions that are added to the main vehicle in order to maximize weight-lifting capacity and distribute the load. Jinkers are often used for transporting logs.
Connections by Road, Rail or Sea
As a top Melbourne freight forwarder, TSL helps businesses transport loads by road or rail for imports and exports to and from Australia. If your company carries out worldwide imports or exports, check out our customs clearance and warehousing delivery services. Need to shift a bulk consignment for sea transportation to Asia, Europe or New Zealand? We can organize the entire operation for you. We understand the full range of logistics services required by today’s global business environment and offer an effective, customer-led service to meet this need.