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As Kansas City freight brokers, we handle oversized and overweight shipments daily. We can handle the unique logistics associated with oversize loads, permits, routes, and unexpected changes. If you are considering moving an oversized load, read below to learn about the unique challenges associated with these shipments.

#1 – Create a Plan and Route

Because overweight and oversize loads are not permitted to travel specific routes through towns and have the potential to damage certain public roads, a specific route must be planned that avoids obstacles like these. Certain routes also require police escorts, utility management, and temporarily rerouting traffic. All of these must be carefully coordinated with the cooperation of state and local authorities.

#2 – Obtain Permits

Overweight and oversize loads also require permits to travel on public roads. These also must be applied for and approved before your shipment can be moved. Heavy haul trucking companies in Kansas City know exactly how and where to apply for all the permits that may be required for your shipment.

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#3 – Pick-Up

After the route and all permits have been approved, your shipment will be picked up at a specific time. Most oversize loads are required to be transported during daylight hours, so it is critical that you are ready to go at the time agreed upon with your freight broker.

#4 – Transport

During transport, your load may require a pilot vehicle or other escorts along the way. Some states require a pilot vehicle for all oversize shipments, and others only require a pilot vehicle for shipments over ten feet wide. Your shipment may be delayed if any delays related to traffic, weather, or other road conditions are experienced along the way. The best heavy equipment mover and beam hauling company in Kansas City will attempt to avoid travel if severe weather is expected and plan alternative routes if heavy traffic is a significant possibility.

#5 – Drop Off

Once your shipment arrives at its destination, our team will work with you to unload the equipment or materials safely and quickly. Potential delays to the unloading process need to be identified during the trip planning phase. Make sure you communicate any potential unloading issues that could occur to your freight broker as soon as you become aware of them.

State Tractor Trucking

Heavy Equipment Movers in Kansas City

At State Tractor Trucking, we know cargo. We have extensive experience with oversized loads, heavy hauls, beams, and rail-bound freight. We are also full-service Kansas City freight brokers and can handle your specialty load from start to finish. You can trust us with route planning, route oversight, and communications between your business and the carrier.

We Are Heavy Hauling Experts

When you work with us, you can expect straight talk and a guarantee to deliver safely and on time.


Contact us if you need oversize carriers in Kansas City, a beam hauling company in Kansas City, or a heavy haul company in Kansas City.


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State Tractor Trucking

(913) 334-1075

4101 Powell Dr.

Shawnee, KS 66226