The technical aspects of hauling big loads

But there is a whole other world of complications, regulations and requirements contractors must adhere to before putting an oversized or overweight load on the road. And these additional requirements are such that in, most cases, contractors are going to need a specialist to help them organize and execute the move.

For Robert Hall, director of carrier operations at Ryan Transportation Service, it’s just these logistical complications that make his job interesting. “Our preplanning is what makes these difficult and challenging moves exciting,” he says. “A lot of customers don’t see all the planning that goes into it, including routing, timing, state permits, restrictions, construction issues and crane involvement.”