Road freight transport, in addition to transporting ordinary goods, transporting ADR, or transporting goods at controlled temperatures, also includes oversized transport. Europa Expeditie provides transportation services for oversized cargo both internationally (throughout Europe) and domestically in accordance with the highest quality standards. By oversized transport, we mean the transport of goods that do not correspond to the typical dimensions of a truck or exceed the maximum permissible weight. That’s why our services are the best in the industry!
What types of equipment and oversized transport can be performed by Europa Expeditie ?
So far, we have made oversized shipments for the following types of goods:
- Agricultural machinery;
- Construction machinery;
- Industrial machinery;
- Metallic structures
- Wind turbines;
Do you need to transport a different type of oversized cargo? We will advise you and provide you with the means of transport necessary for the safe transport of your goods. At Europa Expeditie, every oversized transport is organized and managed by qualified staff with extensive experience in the field.
What types of vehicles can be used for oversized transport?
Oversized transportation can be carried out only on special vehicles that comply with the conditions of the current legislation. We offer a wide range of flatbed and specialized trailers depending on the dimensions and weight of oversized cargo:
- Trailer low-bed (this type of trailer has the floor close to the ground);
- Extensible trailer in width and/or height;
- Long trailer depending on the number of axles (with 2 to 9 axles);
- Modular Trailer;
- Trailer with wheeled depressions;
- Hydraulic ramp trailer.
What steps are necessary to transport oversized cargo?
Oversized transport must be organized by qualified persons, who have specialized knowledge about legal requirements for the transit of each country. Organizing an oversized transport requires going through several steps:
Knowing the exact dimensions and weight of the goods
The process of organizing an oversized transport does not start with choosing the type of vehicle needed, but with knowing the exact dimensions and weight of the goods to be transported. Depending on these, it is established whether the goods fall into the category exceeding the limits allowed by law and can be transported only with special vehicles, or can be included in the transport of general goods. For example, not all agricultural machinery is included in the oversized goods category, as there is equipment that falls into the standard size and weight and can be loaded into a standard truck.
Choosing the appropriate means of transportation
It is advisable to opt for a transport solution that ensures efficient and safe transportation so that there is no risk of overloading the vehicle, which can generate additional costs.
Transport route selection.
Carrying out an oversized transport is much more difficult than transport that takes place in normal settings. The route to be chosen must avoid restricted areas (in terms of the indictment of certain types of vehicles on some public roads, as well as the transport of goods). Being a complex project, it is advisable to have a backup route, in case there are complications during the transport.
At Europa Expeditie we take care of choosing the optimal route that will be beneficial to our clients, taking into account traffic restrictions and road quality. We guarantee timely delivery of goods, in conditions of maximum safety.
Finding loading/unloading solutions for goods
The process of organizing oversized transport also involves finding the appropriate solutions for loading / unloading these goods. Special goods require loading and unloading conditions adapted to their specifics.
The handling of oversized goods requires increased attention because it must be done in conditions of maximum safety, both in terms of people handling the equipment and general condition of the goods.
Obtaining permits and approvals.
It is not enough that the vehicles are suitable for the goods being transported, but they must also meet the requirements of the national/international level. In situations where transportation involves the transit of several countries, it is necessary to prepare documentation by the legislation of each of them. This is necessary because technical restrictions are different (both the condition of the roads and vehicles are taken into account)
Huge projects also involve escort vehicles, forerunners, and also the involvement of some authorities regarding the preliminary analysis of the route, the submission of the necessary documentation to CNADNR, and obtaining permits to modify and solve the “obstacles” encountered on the route, on the road area.
Oversized transport prices
Oversized transport often involves higher costs than normal transport, due to the complexity of such a project. For this reason, it is advisable to contact a specialized company that can provide you with transport solutions in conditions of maximum safety
The price per km for oversized transport will be different depending on the complexity of the project. It is recommended that you consult with a specialist to obtain all the necessary information and possible solutions.
The price of an oversized transport will include the following:
- The necessary authorizations for the transit countries;
- Police escort;
- Transport itself.
Oversized escort services
In the case of very huge shipments, our clients can also use escort services for domestic or international transportation of oversized cargo. We can assure you that your transport will arrive on time and safely, thanks to the certified personnel and the authorized companies we cooperate with.
Ask for an offer!
At Europa Expeditie, each oversized transport is organized and managed by qualified personnel, with vast experience in this field. We offer permanent assistance, during the whole shipment of the goods, we ensure the transport in conditions of maximum security and services at fair prices.
Give us more details about your oversized transport here and we will contact you as soon as possible!
We offer logistic solutions customized to the client’s needs, having as a priority high-quality services. We are a partner for all types of transport at European level. We have 20 years of expertise in road transport and we have always been a trustworthy partner in all collaborations we have established over time. We choose what is best for you, we precisely calculate the duration and the distances, taking into consideration all factors that can appear whilst performing the transport.
Immediately after we receive your request, you will be contacted by the proper expert for your requirements, by phone or e-mail.
After filling in and sending the offer request form to us, we will contact you back with a transport solution adapted to your needs, by road, by sea or “from door to door”. Our entire team is fully dedicated to the success of every collaboration.
We guarantee the immediate reply to your request. We know that every transport has specific requirements and our expertise helps us make efficient and safe decisions as quickly as possible. Our team will meet your needs with the best transport solution, offering high-quality services and delivering the goods in time and safely.
For requests regarding the transport of containers, we need the size of the container in order to know what type of truck is needed for it, so that we can find the proper solution for you.
We do not have an actual truck tracking system, but our network of carriers do have such tracking systems. Therefore, at any time during the transport, we can have correct and exact information on the truck’s location.
Yes, paint classifies as ADR, being dangerous goods. We can arrange transportation of dangerous goods in almost every case. Our carriers are specialized in almost all categories of ADR.
To move cargo most efficient, ergonomic and safe possible, we need specific support. This support is called a pallet and can be made of wood, plastic or metal. When choosing the best version, we take into account multiple factors: the type of cargo, the environment of use or the type of load. There are no standard sizes for pallets which are regulated at international level, since terminology and fabrication standards differ from one country to another.
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