Why Heavy Truck Haul Takes a Specialized Company

heavy haul trucksWith facilities in Canada, Triton Transport provides specialty transportation throughout North America. In addition to short mobile equipment moves between job sites, the firm has years of experience performing multi-load international heavy haul projects.
Heavy haulers are often required to transport over-sized, overweight or over length equipment. Such specialized loads and equipment might include construction equipment, aircraft, boats, or cranes. It can be among the most precious of cargo and it takes specialist knowledge to be able to this efficiently, legally, and safely.

Large loads add to the complexity of any haul. Because of this, heavy haul trucking demands a level of specialization. Triton has the expertise of managers, dispatchers, owner/operators and drivers to handle clients’ extensive transportation needs safely, within budget and on time. Our expertise extends to heavy truck maintenance and repair with fully licensed welders, able to handle any fabricating needs in addition to custom truck rig ups.

Our growing fleet can be customized for each move. It takes an expert team to organize the permits, escorts and support that may be needed in each case. Years of experience means that we can do this to a schedule and without incident.

A specialist team such as ours is not only in the business of offering transportation but of providing transportation solutions. We can handle the demands of heavy haul and put together the right equipment and the right team for each job.

Looking after over-sized and specialized cargo requires specialist skills. When choosing a company for your specific heavy haul trucking needs in Canada and across the North America, look for a reliable team that understands all it means to be involved in specialty transportation.

Heavy Truck Repairs at Inconvenient Times – What are The Options?

heavy truck repairNothing like having a truck break down, or suddenly needing a part that’s not readily available. What about a breakdown when your rig is fully loaded? Is there anything worse than that?

You do have options. There are some things you can do to keep your big rig running smoothly. With Triton Truck & Trailer Repair, you can be assured of 24/7 heavy truck repair. Night or day, rain or shine, there is a service truck fully equipped and on its way to help you out in any breakdown situation.

We handle all jobs, the smallest repairs, right up to any variety of large-scale situations. You never know when something needs repairing, and we know how important it is to get to you, wherever you are.

Keep in mind that after years of wear and tear, any truck will always be in need of continual maintenance. In order to avoid the bigger headaches of heavy truck maintenance at inconvenient times, you can be assured of our mobile truck repair or you can avail yourself with a great fleet maintenance program. With fleet maintenance, you won’t have the constant worry that a truck you just sent on its way won’t make it to its destination and back again. Your trucks are maintained and repaired before they hit the road. This way, at the end of the day, you’ll end up saving money and time knowing that you’ll be able to deliver your load according to schedule without delay or unexpected required maintenance.

You don’t want to depend on just anyone for heavy truck repairs in North America. Our customizable individual fleet maintenance programs will fit every time schedule and budget. Best of all, they will keep your heavy trucks running at top performance.

Because there is never a convenient time for a truck breakdown. Our crew of experienced repair shop and mobile truck repair will get you on your way quickly.

What It Takes To Be A Heavy Haul Operator

What It Takes To Be A Heavy Haul Operator

Heavy haul operators are in charge of driving large loads around the country and are in demand more than ever before. The job description of a heavy haul operator might sound appealing to those who love the open road, like to drive big trucks and work independently. If this sounds like you, becoming a heavy haul driver might just be what you’re looking for. If this is a career path you’ve considered taking, then continue reading to see if you’ve got what it takes to become a heavy haul truck driver.

It’s important to note that most heavy haul drivers are in charge of loading and unloading the cargo on their truck. You will be told where the delivery must be made and given a delivery date but you also might be responsible for figuring out your own route. As a truck driver, you will be expected to know all traffic laws and regulations and you will be responsible for maintaining your vehicle and making sure it is safe to drive on the road.

As a truck driver you will spend a lot of time alone and for long periods of time. You have to be ok with driving alone without stopping for long distances and if you have a family, you will have to be ok with being away from them for possibly long periods of time. Depending on your dispatcher, you might be able to coordinate a schedule of your choosing but depending on the location of your delivery and how many deliveries need to be made, you could be on the road for a few days or a few weeks.

You do not need to have a college degree in order to become a heavy haul operator, however, most companies will require you to have at least a high school diploma. You will also be required to get a Commercial Driver’s License which consists of both a knowledge and driving test.

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Oversize Load – What You Should Do When You See An Oversized Load On A Road Near You

Loads that might be considered oversize include trucks carrying construction machinery such as cranes, pre-built homes, containers, or construction elements like beams, generators or propellers.

Before seeing an oversize load, you may see a car or 4-wheel drive vehicle ahead, which is called a pilot vehicle, an escort car or a flag car. Its role is to warn drivers of the approach of an oversize load, evaluate the safety of the route and keep the truck driver informed of the road conditions ahead. The car will have flashing lights, flags and/or a sign to indicate that an oversized load is on its way.

Safety and consideration are the watchwords when sharing the road with oversize loads.

Be prepared

Upon seeing an escort car or the oversize load itself, be prepared to move over, slow down, and stop. A pilot vehicle may signal you to slow down or warn you to pull off the road.

Be patient

Many drivers grow impatient when their journey is slowed by oversize loads and/or when there are few passing opportunities. Stay safe by not taking unnecessary risks.

An oversize load may well require both lanes on roundabouts, so leave plenty of room for the truck to maneuver.

Be cautious

In addition to remembering that loaded trucks have a longer braking distance than cars, consider the potential gain, safety and legality of overtaking. Ask yourself how far it is to the next designated overtaking lane and consider the unusual length and/or width of the vehicle ahead.

If you decide to overtake, maintain a safe following distance, make sure that you have enough room to safely complete the maneuver, remember to indicate and check that no-one is trying to overtake YOU. Be prepared to retreat to your former position in the event of a miscalculation or an unexpected road event. If you cannot see the truck driver in their mirrors they are unable to see you.

Pull in when you can see the headlights of the oversize load in your rearview mirror.