Flatbeds vs. Heavy Haul Trucking

There are many transport options available when it comes to shipping heavy construction equipment. Flatbed trucking and heavy haul trucking are the two popular methods to ship heavy machineries such as cranes, excavators, and bulldozers. Let’s see which one is better and how.


Flatbed trailers are used to carry loads that are wide, over length, oversized, overweight, or any combination of these load types with great flexibility.
Flatbeds are suitable for transporting heavy loads and equipment that are not sensitive or vulnerable to precipitation such as construction equipment. Sometimes, goods will be covered with a tarp to prevent weather from damaging the freight. The unloading process in easier in the flatbed trailers as it may be unloaded from the sides, from the top, or from behind.


If your shipment is too wide, tall, or let say heavy, then it’s best to choose a heavy haul trucking option. A heavy haul truck consists of a truck tractor with an attached trailer. When using a heavy haul truck for transportation, the load will need permits (in terms of length, weight, height, and width) set for a particular state. The time period for getting the permit for hauling a heavy haul load could take a few hours or a few days depending on the state.


What to Choose?

It all depends on your shipping requirements. If you have construction equipment that is heavier, taller, longer, or wider, a heavy haul truck is ideal. But if you just have equipment that meets the routine permit limits, a flatbed truck should be enough for you.

Tenaxx Logistics

Here at Tenaxx Logistics, we have an experienced team that has the knowledge and access to the required equipment necessary to meet your heavy haul trucking needs. We also provide flatbed trucking with a variety of trailer types that are designed to fit the many needs required by different shipments.
Need your construction equipment transported? Contact us for a quote today.