While most people are familiar with dump trucks, those employed by the construction and mining industry are a little different. In fact, most mining operations only utilize off-highway dump trucks, and the largest of these don’t travel over public roadways. Termed a haul truck when used for mining - they carry away overburden, haul other waste material and deliver paydirt to the wash plant (1).
A Shipping Challenge
Moving these large pieces of machinery presents a challenge - and you need a professional hauling company that’s up to the task. A1 Auto Transport has more than 20 years of experience in the field, having moved nearly every type of heavy machinery in that time. You won’t be dealing with unseasoned crews, but will enjoy the expertise and knowledge that our personnel can provide.
Haul trucks, especially the larger models, must be loaded with great care. There’s a potential for disaster if the correct equipment and procedure isn’t employed. We know how to safely load your valuable equipment, and to secure it correctly so no damage occurs during transit.
We can also provide enhanced services, including GPS tracking, express delivery and door-to-door pickup and dropoff. This last one is highly convenient - especially if your haul truck isn’t road legal. As you won’t be able to drive it to a distant shipping depot, having us pick it up at your location is ideal.
Keeping your vehicle safe is likely foremost in your mind, and we are firmly focused on protecting your assets. Not only do we secure the load properly for safe transport - all shipments get full insurance coverage free of charge.
We’ll build a custom rate based upon the details of your shipping request, including the exact size and weight of the vehicle being shipped. Give us a call today, to get your free, personalized quote right over the phone.
SOURCES: Dump Truck
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some considerations for a shipping company when transporting construction and mining trucks?
It's always safe to prepare yourself for problems that may occur during shipping, even if you've chosen the best options and the most experienced company. The equipment is hard to transport, even if the people handling them are professionals and they're humans.
If you're using the LoLo method of transportation, keep in mind that it is not easy to control a massive piece of heavy machinery to lift and load it onto the ship.
Even if the company loads the equipment safely, it's still at risk of being damaged or lost when the ship reaches its destination. Several accidents, such as moving machinery and sharp edges, can occur during transportation. Electrical accidents are also commonplace during overseas shipping.
Will it take long for My Construction and Mining Truck to reach me?
How long it will take for your equipment to reach you depends on distance and other factors, but since you're having it transported overseas, the answer is most likely quite some time.
How far the truck's destination is from the pick-up spot, along with other factors like what method you're using for transportation and how fast the ship is moving, all make a difference in the time it takes for your equipment to reach you.
The route will also affect the transportation time and, of course, the weather. Weather in the sea is unpredictable and primarily violent, so companies try their best to choose a time and route that avoids sea storms.
How is Construction and Mining Truck Transported overseas?
The most common method of transporting heavy equipment overseas is the Roll-On/Roll-Off method. It is much more accessible than the Lift-On/Lift-Off method.
The LoLo method uses specialized equipment to load heavy machinery onto the ship. It's much more expensive, especially if your truck falls under the larger end of the spectrum.
RoRo method, on the other hand, involves driving the vehicle onto the ship. If you're taking this method, you should place special attention to your tires and ensure they roll correctly.
If you're sending other mining equipment with your truck, you can use the RoRo method and send them alongside it. Still, container storage is also suitable for smaller mining equipment if you want to ensure their safety.
Can I have my Construction and Mining Truck Transported Overseas?
Yes, you can transport a mining truck overseas, but like any other heavy equipment, it needs a specific order of steps to ensure it reaches the destinations safely.
Make sure you empty the fuel from your truck and turn off the engine. If there is any existing damage, record it and ensure that the hired driver is aware of them.
It's also safer to give the truck a thorough mechanical inspection. Your vehicle should have functioning breaks, including an emergency one and if there is a specific process to start the car, inform the professionals handling the shipping.
The tires should be fully inflated, so it's easier to load and unload the heavy equipment, or it can cause trouble.