Setting the Standard in
Over-Dimensional
and Heavy Haul Trucking

Specializing in flatbed, oversized, and heavy haul trucking, Magna Transportation Group can move anything from cranes to construction materials to large and heavy pieces of equipment on flatbed and specialty trailers. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we will get it done.

Setting the Standard in
Over-Dimensional
and Heavy Haul Trucking

Specializing in flatbed, oversized, and heavy equipment transportation, Magna Transportation Group is a heavy haul trucking company equipped with a large fleet of trailers and experienced drivers to move anything from construction materials to large pieces of equipment on specialized trailers.

Setting the Standard in Over-Dimensional and Heavy Haul Trucking

Specializing in flatbed, oversized, and heavy haul trucking, Magna Transportation Group can move anything from cranes to construction materials to large and heavy pieces of equipment on flatbed and specialty trailers. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we will get it done.

Our services

With highly-trained drivers and dedicated dispatchers/operators, Magna Transportation Group will deliver your loads safely and securely anywhere in the Western United States and across North America. We have what you need to get it done.

Heavy Haul Transportation

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience moving heavy haul loads. We have anything from stretch to 5 to 7 to 9 to 13 Axle trailers, there is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

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Flatbeds / Step Decks

Moving loads last minute or in a project months from now? Let Magna support your needs with access to hundreds of flatbed and step deck trailers. Live load or preload. Job site management of our drivers to fit your plan.

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Over-Dimensional / Specialized Moves

Magna has stretch flatbeds over 80 feet, double drop, low bed, 5/7/9/11/13 Axle trailers, pole dollies, RGN, and more. Let our team of experienced dispatchers and operators create successful moves for you.

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Port Transportation

Port operations include drop or live loads and direct delivery or delivery to temporary storage. Learn more about how Magna can transport your equipment and materials. Let us put our experience to work for you.

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Short and Long-Term Storage

Magna Transportation Group has acres of permitted land available to meet your needs for storage in transit or over longer terms to stage for projects or deal with overflow. Let us support your operations.

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National Logistics

Managing multiple projects or moves in markets all over North America? Let our experienced logistics team manage proven partners that deliver the Magna Way.

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Our services

With highly-trained drivers and dedicated dispatchers/operators, Magna Transportation Group will deliver your loads safely and securely anywhere in the Western United States and across North America. We have what you need to get it done.

Heavy Haul Transportation

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience moving heavy haul loads. We have anything from stretch to 5 to 7 to 9 to 13 Axle trailers, there is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

— Learn More

Flatbeds / Step Decks

Moving loads last minute or in a project months from now? Let Magna support your needs with access to hundreds of flatbed and step deck trailers. Live load or preload. Job site management of our drivers to fit your plan.

— Learn More

Over-Dimensional / Specialized Moves

Magna has stretch flatbeds over 80 feet, double drop, low bed, 5/7/9/11/13 Axle trailers, pole dollies, RGN, and more. Let our team of experienced dispatchers and operators create successful moves for you.

— Learn More

Port Transportation

Port operations include drop or live loads and direct delivery or delivery to temporary storage. Learn more about how Magna can transport your equipment and materials. Let us put our experience to work for you.

— Learn More

Short and Long-Term Storage

Magna Transportation Group has acres of permitted land available to meet your needs for storage in transit or over longer terms to stage for projects or deal with overflow. Let us support your operations.

— Learn More

National Logistics

Managing multiple projects or moves in markets all over North America? Let our experienced logistics team manage proven partners that deliver the Magna Way.

— Learn More

Our services

With highly-trained drivers and dedicated dispatchers/operators, Magna Transportation Group will deliver your loads safely and securely anywhere in the Western United States and across North America. We have what you need to get it done.

Heavy Haul Transportation

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience moving heavy haul loads. We have anything from stretch to 5 to 7 to 9 to 13 Axle trailers, there is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

— Learn More

Flatbeds / Step Decks

Moving loads last minute or in a project months from now? Let Magna support your needs with access to hundreds of flatbed and step deck trailers. Live load or preload. Job site management of our drivers to fit your plan.

— Learn More

Over-Dimensional / Specialized Moves

Magna has stretch flatbeds over 80 feet, double drop, low bed, 5/7/9/11/13 Axle trailers, pole dollies, RGN, and more. Let our team of experienced dispatchers and operators create successful moves for you.

— Learn More

Port Transportation

Port operations include drop or live loads and direct delivery or delivery to temporary storage. Learn more about how Magna can transport your equipment and materials. Let us put our experience to work for you.

— Learn More

Short and Long-Term Storage

Magna Transportation Group has acres of permitted land available to meet your needs for storage in transit or over longer terms to stage for projects or deal with overflow. Let us support your operations.

— Learn More

National Logistics

Managing multiple projects or moves in markets all over North America? Let our experienced logistics team manage proven partners that deliver the Magna Way.

— Learn More

Oversized or over-dimensional shipping quote

Whether you are looking to transport materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and heavy machinery (big or small), Magna Transportation Group will always find the right solutions based on your budget. Reach out today and get a free shipping quote for your heavy equipment or materials.

Oversized or over-dimensional shipping quote

Whether you are looking to transport materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and heavy machinery (big or small), Magna Transportation Group will always find the right solutions based on your budget. Reach out today and get a free shipping quote for your heavy equipment or materials.

Oversized or over-dimensional shipping quote

Whether you are looking to transport materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and heavy machinery (big or small), Magna Transportation Group will always find the right solutions based on your budget. Reach out today and get a free shipping quote for your heavy equipment or materials.

Heavy hauling for steel, concrete, and precast
products, plus cranes and other heavy equipment

Pick an industry and you will find that Magna Transportation Group has years of experience moving equipment, materials, cranes, and machinery for businesses, large or small. Contact us and let us get it done.

Bridge & highway construction

Magna Transportation Group has years of experience shipping bridge and highway construction equipment and materials around the country. From cranes to skid steers, our team will get the job done.

Industrial & commercial construction

Trust Magna Transportation Group for your commercial construction shipping needs. We offer customized trucking solutions for all types of industrial equipment that require specialized permits and coordinated trucking routes.

Oil & gas

When you need reliable transportation services, with fast and accurate shipping quotes for your gas and mining equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. We offer a full range of trailers equipped to handle your biggest freight.

Utilities

Magna Transportation Group has vast experience shipping all type of equipment in the utilities industry. From pipelines and ducts to refrigeration equipment and renewable energy such as turbines, we have the expertise to move your freight.

Aerospace

Shipping aerospace equipment requires a heavy haul transportation company who knows the state regulations and permits needed. Magna Transportation Group has over 30 years shipping engines and various forms of machinery.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing equipment is the most common type of freight shipped in the heavy haul trucking industry. At Magna Transportation Group, we offer specialty trailers to move your manufacturing equipment, safely and without any hassles.

Mining & metals

Magna Transportation Group can haul your mining equipment including dump trucks, excavators, scrapers, and rock drills anywhere in North America. We offer customized solutions and affordable rates for all your mining shipments.

Renewable energy

Transporting heavy renewable energy equipment such as generators and gas compressors is easy with Magna Transportation Group. We provide trailers, permits, on-site management, and planned shipping routes for safe and secure transportation.

U.S. Military & U.S. Department of Defense

For shipping oversize military equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. Our team of drivers and dedicated agents have years of experience transporting aircrafts, tanks, cargo trucks, and more, with precision and reliability.

Contingency operations & emergency response

When it comes to shipping disaster relief equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and any oversize cargo, you can trust Magna Transportation Group. We offer fast turnaround on all emergency equipment needed anywhere in the country.

Heavy hauling for steel, concrete, and precast products, plus cranes and other heavy equipment

Pick an industry and you will find that Magna Transportation Group has years of experience moving equipment, materials, cranes, and machinery for businesses, large or small. Contact us and let us get it done.

Bridge & highway construction

Magna Transportation Group has years of experience shipping bridge and highway construction equipment and materials around the country. From cranes to skid steers, our team will get the job done.

Industrial & commercial construction

Trust Magna Transportation Group for your commercial construction shipping needs. We offer customized trucking solutions for all types of industrial equipment that require specialized permits and coordinated trucking routes.

Oil & gas

When you need reliable transportation services, with fast and accurate shipping quotes for your gas and mining equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. We offer a full range of trailers equipped to handle your biggest freight.

Utilities

Magna Transportation Group has vast experience shipping all type of equipment in the utilities industry. From pipelines and ducts to refrigeration equipment and renewable energy such as turbines, we have the expertise to move your freight.

Aerospace

Shipping aerospace equipment requires a heavy haul transportation company who knows the state regulations and permits needed. Magna Transportation Group has over 30 years shipping engines and various forms of machinery.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing equipment is the most common type of freight shipped in the heavy haul trucking industry. At Magna Transportation Group, we offer specialty trailers to move your manufacturing equipment, safely and without any hassles.

Mining & metals

Magna Transportation Group can haul your mining equipment including dump trucks, excavators, scrapers, and rock drills anywhere in North America. We offer customized solutions and affordable rates for all your mining shipments.

Renewable energy

Transporting heavy renewable energy equipment such as generators and gas compressors is easy with Magna Transportation Group. We provide trailers, permits, on-site management, and planned shipping routes for safe and secure transportation.

U.S. Military & U.S. Department of Defense

For shipping oversize military equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. Our team of drivers and dedicated agents have years of experience transporting aircrafts, tanks, cargo trucks, and more, with precision and reliability.

Contingency operations & emergency response

When it comes to shipping disaster relief equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and any oversize cargo, you can trust Magna Transportation Group. We offer fast turnaround on all emergency equipment needed anywhere in the country.

Heavy hauling for steel, concrete, and precast products, plus cranes and other heavy equipment

Pick an industry and you will find that Magna Transportation Group has years of experience moving equipment, materials, cranes, and machinery for businesses, large or small. Contact us and let us get it done.

Bridge & highway construction

Magna Transportation Group has years of experience shipping bridge and highway construction equipment and materials around the country. From cranes to skid steers, our team will get the job done.

Industrial & commercial construction

Trust Magna Transportation Group for your commercial construction shipping needs. We offer customized trucking solutions for all types of industrial equipment that require specialized permits and coordinated trucking routes.

Oil & gas

When you need reliable transportation services, with fast and accurate shipping quotes for your gas and mining equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. We offer a full range of trailers equipped to handle your biggest freight.

Utilities

Magna Transportation Group has vast experience shipping all type of equipment in the utilities industry. From pipelines and ducts to refrigeration equipment and renewable energy such as turbines, we have the expertise to move your freight.

Aerospace

Shipping aerospace equipment requires a heavy haul transportation company who knows the state regulations and permits needed. Magna Transportation Group has over 30 years shipping engines and various forms of machinery.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing equipment is the most common type of freight shipped in the heavy haul trucking industry. At Magna Transportation Group, we offer specialty trailers to move your manufacturing equipment, safely and without any hassles.

Mining & metals

Magna Transportation Group can haul your mining equipment including dump trucks, excavators, scrapers, and rock drills anywhere in North America. We offer customized solutions and affordable rates for all your mining shipments.

Renewable energy

Transporting heavy renewable energy equipment such as generators and gas compressors is easy with Magna Transportation Group. We provide trailers, permits, on-site management, and planned shipping routes for safe and secure transportation.

U.S. Military & U.S. Department of Defense

For shipping oversize military equipment, contact Magna Transportation Group. Our team of drivers and dedicated agents have years of experience transporting aircrafts, tanks, cargo trucks, and more, with precision and reliability.

Contingency operations & emergency response

When it comes to shipping disaster relief equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and any oversize cargo, you can trust Magna Transportation Group. We offer fast turnaround on all emergency equipment needed anywhere in the country.

The industry-leading heavy
hauling transportation company

Magna Transportation Group is the preferred choice for companies looking to transport their heavy materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and machinery. With over 30 years of experience in the heavy haul trucking industry, we have built a solid and trustworthy reputation. Our comprehensive fleet of equipment, experienced drivers, dedicated customer support team, and commitment to overall quality, makes us the oversize load trucking company you can count on.

Experience

Dozens of drivers and hundreds of trailers

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience. There is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

Reach

Western focus/national reach

Magna currently operates in four (4) locations in Oregon, Northern/Southern California, and Arizona to move loads locally and across the U.S.

Scale

Over 200,000 loads shipped

Magna Transportation Group ships thousands of heavy haul loads every year reliably and efficiently. We get it done.

The industry leading heavy
haul transportation company

Magna Transportation Group is the preferred choice for companies looking to transport their heavy materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and machinery. With over 30 years of experience in the heavy haul trucking industry, we have built a solid and trustworthy reputation. Our comprehensive fleet of equipment, experienced drivers, dedicated customer support team, and commitment to overall quality, makes us the oversize load trucking company you can count on.

Experience

Dozens of drivers and hundreds of trailers

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience. There is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

Reach

Western focus/national reach

Magna currently operates in four (4) locations in Oregon, Northern/Southern California, and Arizona to move loads locally and across the U.S.

Scale

Over 200,000 loads shipped

Magna Transportation Group ships thousands of heavy haul loads every year reliably and efficiently. We get it done.

The industry leading heavy haul transportation company

Magna Transportation Group is the preferred choice for companies looking to transport their heavy materials, parts of cranes, equipment, and machinery. With over 30 years of experience in the heavy haul trucking industry, we have built a solid and trustworthy reputation. Our comprehensive fleet of equipment, experienced drivers, dedicated customer support team, and commitment to overall quality, makes us the oversize load trucking company you can count on.

Experience

Dozens of drivers and hundreds of trailers

Magna Transportation Group has decades of experience. There is no job too big or load too heavy for us to handle.

Reach

Western focus/national reach

Magna currently operates in four (4) locations in Oregon, Northern/Southern California, and Arizona to move loads locally and across the U.S.

Scale

Over 200,000 loads shipped

Magna Transportation Group ships thousands of heavy haul loads every year reliably and efficiently. We get it done.

Get to know us more

Explore more information on our projects, equipment, or history in the resources below. Or if you’d like to contact us today with any questions, call one of our operations managers or dispatchers at 909.736.0800

See our heavy haul trucking projects

With a large network of heavy haul trucking companies, Magna Transportation Group has been a part of some incredible heavy materials, equipment, and machinery transportation projects. Whether port-to-port moves aiding in a new stadium build, or supporting public works, check out our projects below.

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Equipment for heavy haul transportation

Magna Transportation Group operates and owns a fleet of trailers to ensure your heavy materials, equipment, and machinery can be transported safely, with minimal downtime. From steel beams to concrete piles or girders to commercial/industrial construction supplies, we have the right equipment to move your cargo.

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About Magna Transportation Group

Since 2014, Magna Transportation Group has been providing cost-effective, dependable heavy equipment transportation services. We are CARB-compliant and have a great track record for safety and performance. See what makes us a trusted partner to companies across the country.

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Get to know us more

Explore more information on our projects, equipment, or history in the resources below. Or if you’d like to contact us today with any questions, call one of our operations managers or dispatchers at 909.736.0800

See our heavy haul trucking projects

With a large network of heavy haul trucking companies, Magna Transportation Group has been a part of some incredible heavy materials, equipment, and machinery transportation projects. Whether port-to-port moves aiding in a new stadium build, or supporting public works, check out our projects below.

— Learn More

Equipment for heavy haul transportation

Magna Transportation Group operates and owns a fleet of trailers to ensure your heavy materials, equipment, and machinery can be transported safely, with minimal downtime. From steel beams to concrete piles or girders to commercial/industrial construction supplies, we have the right equipment to move your cargo.

— Learn More

About Magna Transportation Group

Since 2014, Magna Transportation Group has been providing cost-effective, dependable heavy equipment transportation services. We are CARB-compliant and have a great track record for safety and performance. See what makes us a trusted partner to companies across the country.

— Learn More

Get to know us more

Explore more information on our projects, equipment, or history in the resources below. Or if you’d like to contact us today with any questions, call one of our operations managers or dispatchers at 909.736.0800

With a large network of heavy haul trucking companies, Magna Transportation Group has been a part of some incredible heavy materials, equipment, and machinery transportation projects. Whether port-to-port moves aiding in a new stadium build, or supporting public works, check out our projects below.

— Learn More

Magna Transportation Group operates and owns a fleet of trailers to ensure your heavy materials, equipment, and machinery can be transported safely, with minimal downtime. From steel beams to concrete piles or girders to commercial/industrial construction supplies, we have the right equipment to move your cargo.

— Learn More

Since 2014, Magna Transportation Group has been providing cost-effective, dependable heavy equipment transportation services. We are CARB-compliant and have a great track record for safety and performance. See what makes us a trusted partner to companies across the country.

— Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Heavy haul trucking is transporting anything beyond conventional standard sized regulations, including oversized freight, wide loads, and heavy equipment. Some of these limits vary from state to state; however, generally speaking, trucking loads that exceed 8.6 feet in width, 13.6 feet in height, 48 to 53 feet in length, and 80,000 lbs. in gross weight are considered heavy hauls.

Transporting heavy equipment can be a pretty tricky task. There are a lot of things that go into it, from preparing the equipment and figuring out the best way to move it to hiring people to help load and unload the machine. For safe and legal transportation, we recommend using these guidelines for safely hauling construction equipment.

Step one (1): Verify whether you’ll need an oversized/overweight permit – Special permits are needed for heavy equipment transportation; however, keep in mind that different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to heavy haul transportation. So, make sure you take the time to learn all about it and obtain all permits you need to avoid any legal complications on the road.

Step two (2): Know the dimensions, weight, and size of your heavy equipment – The size and weight of the heavy equipment you are transporting is important. Knowing these factors will help determine the type of equipment (trailer) you need, the type of permits you need to obtain, and the costs of transporting the equipment. Try to take all possible measures to reduce the overall size of the equipment to avoid a wide load designation.

Step three (3): Prepare your heavy haul shipment – Following safety precautions and taking the time to plan your heavy haul transportation helps ensure your cargo is not damaged during the move. Length regulations vary from state to state, so it is recommended to check regulations in your area, and if needed, we can bring down the size of the equipment by taking the machinery apart and dividing them out into separate shipments.

We also recommend that you take weather conditions into consideration by wrapping any parts that can be damaged by sunlight, rain, or wind. By securing your shipment, you can help prevent any delays and liability issues.

Step four (4): Inspect the truck or trailor before loading – Never underestimate the importance of checking the equipment trailer being used to transport your heavy equipment. Things to check for include the tire pressure and treading, brake lights (front and back), brake pads, and tie-down points (most states require four [4] points, however, depending on the size of the heavy equipment, more may be needed).

Transporting heavy equipment, if not done by a reliable hauling company, can be a complicated process. From preparing the equipment, planning the best routes, and hiring the right heavy haul drivers to load and unload the equipment, we have prepared a list of things to look for when choosing a heavy haul company to ship your equipment.

1. Capability to haul your equipment – Choosing a heavy haul trucking company with the proper trailer equipment and capability to safely transport your heavy machinery is crucial to any move. However, before searching around for heavy haul trucking services, it is important to get as many details about your shipment, such as the weight, dimensions, and size.

2. Extensive safety measures – While meeting any compliance standards set by local or state regulations is important, it isn’t enough to keep employees and equipment safe. Make sure that the heavy haul trucking company you choose follows strict protocols, such as routine truck maintenance (fluid levels brakes, horns, etc.), careful loading and unloading of cargo, as well as following any state and local regulations.

3. Adherence to local and state regulations – When vetting any heavy haul trucking company make sure they meet any compliance standards set by state or local regulations. This is crucial to avoid any problems. Keep in mind also that mandates for oversized loads vary from state to state; so, making sure companies actively work to meet these standards is important.

4. Verify whether you’ll need an oversized/overweight permit – Most haul heavy shipments require special permits, depending on what you’re shipping and where it’s going. Additional paperwork might also be needed depending on various factors such as the shipping routes and types of equipment of being transported. However, keep in mind that different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to heavy haul transportation. So, make sure you take the time to learn all about it and obtain all permits you need to avoid any legal complications on the road.

5. Reliable insurance coverage – In addition to verifying proper paperwork and permits, a good heavy haul trucking company will also include a sufficient amount of insurance coverage to cover the heavy equipment or material being shipped. Even the shortest and simplest heavy haul jobs need to be insured. It is also highly recommended to check if any additional insurance is required depending on the type of cargo being hauled and terrain your shipment will need to travel on.

6. Experienced heavy haul drivers – Never underestimate the importance of experienced heavy haul drivers. In fact, making sure any company you choose for your heavy haul shipments has drivers who know how to load/unload shipments and maneuver the roads carefully will make everything run more securely.

7. Transparency on costs and information – Heavy hauling can be tricky work. With that said, the heavy haul trucking company you choose should be able to answer any questions you have about load capacities, insurance coverage, shipping times, and most importantly, shipping costs.

It is also recommended to ask for a clear list of the services that will be included in your costs. This will help you avoid any surprise fees later on.

There are several factors that go into determining how much it costs to transport heavy equipment. From trailer types to timing, we’ve listed out a variety of factors that are used to determine your shipping costs:

1. The distance of the shipment. How far will your equipment or machinery need to be transported? For longer and harder-to-access locations, heavy equipment transfer costs may increase.

2. The dimensions of your equipment. What is the size and weight of your equipment? Oversize loads, for example, may require different trailers to securely and efficiently transfer your equipment across city and state lines.

3. Equipment – trailer type. In-line and similar to point #2 above, the type of trailer needed to haul your heavy equipment will also dictate how much it costs to ship your heavy equipment.

4. Insurance. Certain states and local regulations may require proper permits/paperwork for oversize trucking, which could fluctuate the price of your shipment.

5. Time of year. Seasons play a big role in transporting heavy equipment as severe weather conditions such as the snow or rain can alter the quote you receive for your shipment.

6. Are cranes needed? Using a crane (or lift-on/lift-off) to place your equipment onto the trailer requires supervision and a reliable party to get the job done. Otherwise a roll-on/roll-off method is the simplest way to load and ship, provided whatever it is you are shipping has can be rolled.

With a wide variety of heavy-duty trailers and configurations in our fleet, Magna Transportation Group can provide high-quality equipment for your specific heavy hauls, from 1,000 to more than 400,000 lbs. Below is a partial list of the types of equipment we offer. See our flatbed trucking services to learn more about the various flatbed trailer we offer.

Removable Gooseneck Trailer (RGN): RGN trailers are removeable gooseneck trailers. These are a type of flatbed trailer, where the gooseneck at the front can be removed, creating a ramp. Max-weight: 15,000 lbs, max width: 11.81′, max length: 20.45′, max height: 12.5′

Stretch Flatbeds: Stretch flatbed trailers have the advantage over standard flatbed trailers by stretching their length to accommodate longer types of equipment. Max-weight: 15,000 lbs, max width: 11.81′, max length: 20.45′, max height: 12.5′

Double Drop Deck Trailer: Double-drop trailers are a sub-type of removable gooseneck trailers that provide you with extended clearance for extra-tall hauls. Max-weight: 15,000 lbs, max width: 11.81′, max length: 20.45′, max height: 12.5′

Multi-Axle Trailers: Multi axle trailers are capable of transporting heavy cargo by using the large number of wheels to distribute the weight of the freight over a large area. The trailers generally are separated into axle categories to identify how many wheel sets are on the trailer; so, the more axles a trailer has, the more capacity it has. Max-weight: 15,000 lbs, max width: 11.81′, max length: 20.45′, max height: 12.5′

Low bed: Low beds are also known as step decks. Implied by its name, step decks have multiple levels, allowing freight to be closer to the ground. Max-weight: 15,000 lbs, max width: 11.81′, max length: 20.45′, max height: 12.5′

Yes, Magna Transportation Group is licensed, insured, and bonded to make sure you have 24/7 peace of mind when shipping your heavy equipment. Our drivers are highly trained, and have over 30 years of experience. We also acquire all the necessary permits transporting your cargo, and can even provide pilot (escorting) services to ensure your equipment is picked up and dropped off with complete care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Heavy haul trucking is transporting anything beyond conventional standard sized regulations, including oversized freight, wide loads, and heavy equipment. Some of these limits vary from state to state; however, generally speaking, trucking loads that exceed 8.6 feet in width, 13.6 feet in height, 48 to 53 feet in length, and 80,000 lbs. in gross weight are considered heavy hauls.

Transporting heavy equipment can be a pretty tricky task. There are a lot of things that go into it, from preparing the equipment and figuring out the best way to move it to hiring people to help load and unload the machine. For safe and legal transportation, we recommend using these guidelines for safely hauling construction equipment.

Step one (1): Verify whether you’ll need an oversized/overweight permit – Special permits are needed for heavy equipment transportation; however, keep in mind that different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to heavy haul transportation. So, make sure you take the time to learn all about it and obtain all permits you need to avoid any legal complications on the road.

Step two (2): Know the dimensions, weight, and size of your heavy equipment – The size and weight of the heavy equipment you are transporting is important. Knowing these factors will help determine the type of equipment (trailer) you need, the type of permits you need to obtain, and the costs of transporting the equipment. Try to take all possible measures to reduce the overall size of the equipment to avoid a wide load designation.

Step three (3): Prepare your heavy haul shipment – Following safety precautions and taking the time to plan your heavy haul transportation helps ensure your cargo is not damaged during the move. Length regulations vary from state to state, so it is recommended to check regulations in your area, and if needed, we can bring down the size of the equipment by taking the machinery apart and dividing them out into separate shipments.

We also recommend that you take weather conditions into consideration by wrapping any parts that can be damaged by sunlight, rain, or wind. By securing your shipment, you can help prevent any delays and liability issues.

Step four (4): Inspect the truck or trailer before loading – Never underestimate the importance of checking the equipment trailer being used to transport your heavy equipment. Things to check for include the tire pressure and treading, brake lights (front and back), brake pads, and tie-down points (most states require four [4] points, however, depending on the size of the heavy equipment, more may be needed).

Transporting heavy equipment, if not done by a reliable hauling company, can be a complicated process. From preparing the equipment, planning the best routes, and hiring the right heavy haul drivers to load and unload the equipment, we have prepared a list of things to look for when choosing a heavy haul company to ship your equipment.

1. Capability to haul your equipment – Choosing a heavy haul trucking company with the proper trailer equipment and capability to safely transport your heavy machinery is crucial to any move. However, before searching around for heavy haul trucking services, it is important to get as many details about your shipment, such as the weight, dimensions, and size.

2. Extensive safety measures – While meeting any compliance standards set by local or state regulations is important, it isn’t enough to keep employees and equipment safe. Make sure that the heavy haul trucking company you choose follows strict protocols, such as routine truck maintenance (fluid levels brakes, horns, etc.), careful loading and unloading of cargo, as well as following any state and local regulations.

3. Adherence to local and state regulations – When vetting any heavy haul trucking company make sure they meet any compliance standards set by state or local regulations. This is crucial to avoid any problems. Keep in mind also that mandates for oversized loads vary from state to state; so, making sure companies actively work to meet these standards is important.

4. Verify whether you’ll need an oversized/overweight permit – Most haul heavy shipments require special permits, depending on what you’re shipping and where it’s going. Additional paperwork might also be needed depending on various factors such as the shipping routes and types of equipment of being transported. However, keep in mind that different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to heavy haul transportation. So, make sure you take the time to learn all about it and obtain all permits you need to avoid any legal complications on the road.

5. Reliable insurance coverage – In addition to verifying proper paperwork and permits, a good heavy haul trucking company will also include a sufficient amount of insurance coverage to cover the heavy equipment or material being shipped. Even the shortest and simplest heavy haul jobs need to be insured. It is also highly recommended to check if any additional insurance is required depending on the type of cargo being hauled and terrain your shipment will need to travel on.

6. Experienced heavy haul drivers – Never underestimate the importance of experienced heavy haul drivers. In fact, making sure any company you choose for your heavy haul shipments has drivers who know how to load/unload shipments and maneuver the roads carefully will make everything run more securely.

7. Transparency on costs and information – Heavy hauling can be tricky work. With that said, the heavy haul trucking company you choose should be able to answer any questions you have about load capacities, insurance coverage, shipping times, and most importantly, shipping costs.

It is also recommended to ask for a clear list of the services that will be included in your costs. This will help you avoid any surprise fees later on.

There are several factors that go into determining how much it costs to transport heavy equipment. From trailer types to timing, we’ve listed out a variety of factors that are used to determine your shipping costs:

1. The distance of the shipment. How far will your equipment or machinery need to be transported? For longer and harder-to-access locations, heavy equipment transfer costs may increase.