Heavy Haul Rail Transportation
Trucking isn’t always the best way to transport oversize or overweight equipment. Heavy haul trucks consume a great deal of fuel and sometimes encounter a number of height and weight restrictions that can cause extended delivery times. Heavy haul trucking can be unnecessarily expensive when you have multiple over-dimensional loads and are shipping longer distances.
It often makes more sense to ship your specialized freight by rail. Access America Transport will perform a cost and transit time comparison for every customer to determine whether using rail transit would be an effective alternative to trucking over-dimensional freight. We maintain relationships with all major North American railroads and are able to provide our customers with economical rail access anywhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
If our team finds that shipping your heavy equipment by rail offers significant savings, we snap into action to handle every aspect of the move without drawing any additional resources away from your
Access America Transport also obtains all rail clearances and inspections along the way. We are here to offer you the peace of mind of knowing that your over-dimensional load or machinery will arrive on schedule and without complication.
An Economical Alternative
Heavy haul shipping by rail offers the greatest advantage when your company needs to move oversize equipment over very long distances. Trains consume less total fuel than a comparable number of trucks for the same cargo.
As an example, a railcar loaded with three 40,000-pound excavators can move from Jacksonville, FL to Vancouver, BC on less than 500 gallons of diesel. By comparison, it would take three trucks to move those machines over the road, and would burn more than 2,400 gallons of diesel. This is the kind of expert analysis our team can offer your company during a complex logistics project.
A Greener Supply Chain
In addition to the economic benefits, rail transport is a more environmentally friendly way to ship heavy equipment. Our advanced rail capability is just one of the ways Access America works to promote a greener supply chain. This commitment has earned us recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay Transport Partner.
Learn more about Access America Transport’s green supply chain programs.
Intermodal Heavy Haul Options
Rail access at your pick-up or drop-off location is not necessary to qualify for heavy haul rail transportation. Our logistics coordinators can design and manage a move using a combination of truck and rail shipping (an intermodal approach), which often proves to be the most cost effective method.
In fact, it is common for our team of freight experts to manage front-end trucking, tie-down services, rail clearances, inspections, complete rail transit and delivery, all for a single heavy haul shipment.
Access America Transport understands that your over-size equipment is often at the center of your most crucial projects. We utilize only the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals with long histories of heavy machinery moving to guarantee that your job is done safely and effectively.