Transportation of oversized cargo
We think that there are four components of success transportation of oversized cargo:
- A functioning freight semi-trailer of optimal configuration and load capacity
- A responsible driver
- A proper agreement of cargo with State Traffic Safety Inspectorate in the form of permission and/or support
- Cargo insurance at a competent insurance company
Oversized cargos are usually expensive: bulldozers and excavators, tractors and pipelayers, crushers and shaker riddle graders, power stations and welding machines, harvesters and forwarders, silos and containers. Risk of loss or destruction may greatly hit your pocket. Not only in the form of lost value, but also in the form of lost profits or a fine for the construction work collapse. Therefore, we advise to treat the transportation of oversized cargo according to all the rules listed above.
Do not experiment with freight semi-trailers, chasing the favorable tariffs. Insure your cargo. Spare 10-50 thousand rubles (depending on the length of haul the modality of transportation) will save you from the consequences of theft or, for example, the impact with the overpass barrier.
During transportation without a permit or with a formal permit be prepared for the delay. Well-established relationships between the carrier and the road police often face force-majeure circumstances in the form of federal inspections or introduction of new anti-corruption measures. So try to prepare for the transportation of oversized cargo and order a permit in advance. And in case of urgent orders, trust the cargo to those who are “known by their gait” on the route.
If the forwarder knows the overall weight and dimensional characteristics of your cargo by heart, confidently announces the delivery date, knows the problem areas of the route, it is a good sign. But resist the charms of good signs until you check the ownership of the truck and semi-trailer by your communication channels. Fraudsters, in order to lull your vigilance, send certificates of vehicle registration, changing the real owner for the very “Horns and hoofs”, with which you have the contract for carriage. In case of theft of cargo, you become a victim of fraud. However, the cost of your insurance will be reimbursed only by those insurance companies whose contracts do not contain any paragraphs on the ownership of the freight semi-trailer by the final carrier.
These are scary stories about the transportation of oversized and heavy cargo. Such stories are extremely rare: in general, they occur in case of loop of vigilance, negligent attitude or chase of mythically low prices. Compliance with the rules of transport management must be as rigorous as and compliance with the traffic rules. Only then will your special equipment will serve long and will generate profits.
Call. Write. And better – pay. Nothing accelerates the freight semi-trailer better than the advance money on the account.