Looking for a logistics company to shift tall, heavy or oversize equipment? If you need to arrange heavy haulage in Mackay, TSL can help you out. We offer domestic transport services, helping businesses from a wide range of industries including renewable energy, manufacturing and mining. Our top-quality service covers heavy transport in Mackay, throughout Queensland and in the wider national zone. Whether it’s Brisbane or Perth you need to get items to, you can rely on TSL Australia for all your Mackay heavy transport needs.
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 curtainsider truck is not large or sturdy enough, special lorries are used for Mackay heavy haulage. These are bigger and stronger, and have special features which enable them to safely carry larger quantities of stock or oversize, high or awkward machinery.
Types of Heavy Haulage Cargo
TSL transports a wide variety of heavy cargo including portable buildings, shipping containers, generator units, railway carriages, cranes and dump trucks. Some of our Mackay heavy haulage vehicles can be steered from the back – this ensures safety when they reach high speeds and turn corners.
Mackay Heavy Transport Vehicles
When a curtainsider truck isn’t sturdy or strong enough for the job, TSL calls in a more capable vehicle. Listed below are just some of the dedicated trucks and lorries that are typically used in the heavy transport industry.
Rigids feature up to five axles and a single rigid chassis. These trucks are often used to transport dry goods such as toilet paper and shipping containers. They are suitable for use on well-maintained roads.
Flat-bed lorries are rigid trucks used in combination with flat trailers. This type of vehicle is used to transport large, bulky items such as concrete pipes and water tanks. Usually, the cargo is blocked or lashed to keep it stable during transit.
Articulated trucks consist of a front unit and a trailer joined together. These lorries are used for excessively large loads because they’re more flexible. They perform well on sites with different surface types such as on dirt roads or in gravel quarries.
Side-loaders enable easier loading and unloading because they allow 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.
Low-loaders (also called lowboy trailers) sit lower on the road than standard trailers, which gives extra height. This enables taller items to fit onto them.
Prime movers are heavy-duty towing engines that are designed to haul trailered loads.
For the most part, the vehicles used by TSL are also listed under Australia’s NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).
Heavy Transport in Mackay
The lorries used by TSL to carry out heavy haulage in Mackay are sturdy, resilient and strong. They come with specially designed features which contribute to their performance and enable them to shift heavy and oversized items safely. Typically they’re fitted with equipment including collapsible mirrors, grabrails, cameras, lockdown ramps, fuel-saving features, toolboxes, side marker lamps, and aerodynamic technology. Some vehicles can be steered from the rear which enables them to stay steady even at top speeds and when turning corners.