Are you operating a business in Hobart, Launceston, or Devonport and need to transport some goods to another part of Tasmania or Australia? Or perhaps you need produce or equipment delivered to a Tasmanian destination from elsewhere in the country? Whatever your Tasmania heavy transport needs, TSL Australia is here to help you get your load from A to B in record time – and of course for a fantastic price.

Heavy Haulage in Tasmania and Nationwide


TSL is headquartered in Melbourne with a logistics service that extends all over the world. We’ll help you transport your goods quickly and economically anywhere you need them to be. As well as our global service shipping freight to destinations across the planet, we can help with your Tasmania heavy haulage needs within Australia. We’ll use our excellent connections with the best logistics companies offering heavy transport in Tasmania in order to get your consignment on the road. If you’re in Western Australia and need to arrange heavy transport in Tasmania or any other part of the state, call us up.

Tasmania Heavy Haulage

Our company works with representatives from a number of industries. We arrange the transportation of breakbulk cargo, large equipment, materials and vehicles on their behalf. Our experts transport the following types of items using specialised vehicles and equipment:

  • Yachts and other boats
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Railway carriages
  • Earth-moving equipment
  • Pressure vehicles
  • Generator units
  • Shipping containers
  • Dump trucks
  • Portable buildings
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Cranes

Tasmania Heavy Transport Vehicles

Curtainsider trucks are often used for long-distance road travel, but these usually aren’t big or sturdy enough for the types of cargo listed above. TSL will arrange for your heavy transport to be shifted using a more capable vehicle, such as those described below:
Rigid trucks 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 trucks 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. Often the cargo will be blocked or lashed to keep the items stable during transit.
Articulated trucks consist of a front unit and a trailer joined together. Because they are more flexible, they are used for excessively large loads. They perform well on uneven surfaces such as dirt or gravel tracks.
Side-loaders allow goods to be placed on the vehicle sideways on therefore enable easier loading and unloading. This means better use can be made of the available space. Often it’s also easier to balance out the load’s weight using a vehicle of this sort.
Low-loaders (sometimes called lowboy trailers) sit lower on the road than standard trailers, which gives extra height enabling taller items including industrial equipment.
Prime movers are heavy-duty towing engines that are designed to haul trailered loads.

Features of Tasmania Heavy Haulage Vehicles

We always use the best vehicles for the job at TSL – the trucks and lorries we use to carry out heavy haulage in Tasmania are strong and resilient. They include features specially designed to prepare them for the transportation of heavy and oversized items. These may include collapsible mirrors, grabrails, cameras, side marker lamps, lockdown ramps, toolboxes, fuel-saving devices, spring or airbag suspension, skid plates and aerodynamic technology. These features maximise safety and performance and provide smooth and effective treatment of your property, from loading right through to delivery. Some vehicles can be steered from the rear which enables them to stay steady even at top speeds and when turning corners.

Most of the vehicles used by TSL are also listed under the NHVAS (National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme).

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