The haulage industry is huge, and because it is a process that can involve many logistical and safety factors operating all at once, the process should be taken as seriously as possible. The kinds of deliveries that heavy haulage requires are not considered ordinary loads, since they are too heavy (by definition) to qualify for traditional transport methods. Heavy haulage itself can present numerous challenges, particularly if someone is operating under adverse weather conditions and within a tightly operated timeframe. With this in mind, we have put together our top tips in relation to the transportation of heavy haulage. Read on to find out more!
This might go without saying, but any restriction encountered during the process of heavy haulage has a purpose, and is there for a reason. Weight and height restrictions are not just precautionary, but mainly put in place to combat lack of due diligence on the part of irresponsible drivers. It’s imperative that drivers never ignore these sorts of restrictions as doing so can result in incredibly dangerous situations unfolding very quickly, especially when you consider that you will be passing over bridges or low bridges.
Planning is absolutely crucial in our line of work. Prior to a journey being conducted, a plan must always be undertaken. One of the most important aspects of this is the understanding of specific dimensions involved, including the weight of goods being transported and any necessary equipment that might needed. These details are so crucial because they will make sure your journey is as safe and logistically secure as possible. A risk assessment can then be carried out to identify any issues that you might face along the way.
For some drivers it can seem a tempting prospect to get the job over and done with as quickly as possible, ignoring the chance for rest stops and breaks. This is not the appropriate way to guarantee an acceptable level of safety for the driver while operating on the road. Skipping regular breaks can be incredibly detrimental to the management of fatigue, and overworking can result in lapses in judgement and even consciousness.
Not only is handling a mobile phone while driving a vehicle illegal, but also potentially deadly. When driving a heavy haulage vehicle, the stakes are only raised. Hands-free headsets, on the other hand, are perfectly acceptable, and reduce the need to be distracted operating your phone while driving.
Ensuring a successful haul can often depend on the reputation and capabilities of the business you choose for this objective. At DC Merrett we use knowledgeable and experienced drivers to accomplish this, offering unrivalled peace of mind. Making sure that the heavy haulage company you go for has a successful track record is especially vital, and can make all the difference success and failure.
DC Merrett are an independent family-run business who care about the finer details. This includes our responsibility as a team that transports and arranges the disposal of effluent products. To enable us to offer our services, we are registered as waste carriers and hold a waste carrier license that is issued by the Environment Agency.
If you need some advice or assistance in the following areas, we’re here to help you:
- Tankering Services
- Environmental Services
- Drain Jetting
- Heavy haulage
- Escort services
- Machinery transportation
- Machinery export preparation
We are also experts in heavy plant machinery maintenance, including agricultural and heavy plant machinery.
For more information, take a look at our website https://dcmerrett.co.uk/, where you’ll find a lot of information regarding how we can help you with your heavy haulage or septic tanks and cesspits. Or simply give us a call on 01452 740782 – we’d be happy to help!