Factors to Look for in a Qualified Equipment Transporter
Heavy equipment transport is a necessary task when it comes to managing any kind of equipment relocation. However, it’s not the kind of task that should be entrusted to just any mover. With some equipment pieces weighing more than 20 tons, putting a rookie behind the wheel is a disaster that no one wants to happen. Whether using a stakeside for awkward sized materials or a lowbed to take a bulldozer from point A to point B, the right kind of transport is just as important as having the right equipment for a job. A quality transport provider knows the difference.
The first thing a qualified transporter should be able to deal with is size. The dimensions of equipment being moved is not just the equipment itself. The transporter must also be familiar with road weight limitations and road clearances going through or under different overpasses and squeeze points. This comes from advanced research, knowing which roads have the necessary clearance to a destination, and which truck or trailer to utilize for the job. Nothing is worse than a badly planned route that results in lost time, wages, costs, and delays.
The second thing a transporter should be able to provide is technical know-how from extensive training and experience. How does one properly load a 5-ton generator or a trailer bed and make sure that it does not tip over on a turn? Last thing you want is to lose your valuable equipment because it was not properly secured.
Third, the transport tools and vehicles need to be up to par. All equipment must be up-to-date and regularly maintained. You can be sure that Southwest Industrial Rigging not only makes sure to use the latest equipment, but we make sure our employees are properly trained to use everything, so your move can be accomplished quickly and efficiently.
Fourth, experience matters. Know-how is a primer but it’s hours and days on the road that make a huge difference, increases professional response, and confidence when faced with challenges. Top quality transporters don’t let their new drivers handle the most important jobs. Instead, they put the most experienced drivers on the loads that have to get to their destination quickly and without risk. They are able to do the entire route safely without worry for themselves, the public on the road, or the critical load.
Equipment transport isn't a low budget service function. When you want heavy equipment moved, a quality transporter needs to be able to meet the criteria above every time. Southwest Industrial Rigging is the answer. They match up the right transport tools, experienced drivers, and quality service with the specs for the job at hand. Clients don't have to worry about equipment transport mixups or delays. Instead, their projects stay on track because Southwest Industrial Rigging does the transport job right.