Are you operating a business in Perth or elsewhere in Western Australia? Need to transport some goods to another part of the state – or the country? TSL is here to help out. We’re a professional logistics firm able to assist with any type of Perth heavy transport job. We have fantastic working relationships with some of the top Perth heavy haulage companies and can’t wait to help you transfer your goods from A to B quickly and economically.
What is Heavy Haulage?
Heavy haulage is transporting large materials, equipment or goods by road. TSL helps companies in a range of industries shift cargo including car carriers, yachts, earth-moving equipment, pressure vessels, agriculture machinery and cranes. When a regular curtainsider truck is too small or flimsy to transport a heavy load, we use specialised lorries. These vehicles are ultra-strong and have special characteristics which enable them to safely carry larger sizes of stock and machinery that is oversize, high or awkward. Whatever your cargo, we can get it across Australia in record time and with minimal complication.
Vehicles for Heavy Transport in Perth
Rigids: Rigid trucks have at least two (and up to five) axles fitted to the frame. They are used to transport large items across well-maintained roads.
Articulated trucks: These can handle bumpier roads and are more flexible due to a pivot joint allowing them to turn more sharply.
Flat-bed trucks: These are rigid lorries with flat trailers, often used for transporting large, bulky items such as concrete pipes or steel girders.
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: These semi-trailers can be used to accommodate taller loads thanks to drops in their deck height.
For your peace of mind, most of the vehicles we use for heavy haulage in Perth and beyond have been accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).
Perth Heavy Haulage Equipment
To assist with the transportation, loading and unloading of your cargo, we use a wide variety of equipment including:
Forklifts: Small industrial trucks that are used to shift small pieces of cargo. They are also used to load and unload goods to and from larger vehicles.
Cranes: Used to lift loads which cannot be rolled on and off the transportation vehicle.
Platform/flat-bed trailers: Often attached to the back of prime movers or articulated trucks to transport loads or equipment. Cargo is often then contained within blocks or lashed to impede movement during transit. Trailers can usually be loaded and unloaded from the sides.
Jinkers and Dollys: Added to a principle vehicle to distribute the load and maximise weight-lifting capacity. Jinkers are often used in log transportation.
Rail, Road and Sea Connections
TSL is a professional freight forwarder helping businesses transport loads by road for imports and exports to and from Australia. If your company carries out imports or exports, check out our customs clearance, warehousing and delivery services. Need to shift a bulk consignment to Perth Port for export to New Zealand or Asia? We can cover the whole 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 in order to meet this need.
A Comprehensive Logistics Service
Our top-quality logistics service takes in road, rail and sea transportation. Thanks to our excellent connections with the best heavy transport companies in Australia, we can easily help with your heavy transport needs. If you’re in New South Wales and need to arrange heavy transport in Perth or any other part of the state, call us up. No matter what size your load is, we’ll find the most suitable heavy transport vehicles and teams to help you.