Using highway transportation to ship industrial steam boilers is one common method of boiler transport. Knowing whether your industrial boiler manufacturer has first-hand industry experience with highway transport should be a deciding factor on using this mode of transportation. With any mode of transportation there are pros and cons to using that method for a given situation.
Several deciding factors help determine if highway transport is the optimum method.
Speed of Delivery: Highway transport is one of the faster methods of transportation simply because the driver has more control than with rail and barge transports. Typically no re-transportation is needed in highway transport, meaning the truck and trailer can pull from the manufacturer straight to the destination site.
Cost: Because highway delivery is faster than most other means of transportation it is typically more costly. Especially large loads require bucket crews and oversized load escorts for highway travel, which drives up cost. Specialized trailers needed to accomplish the transport are also costly to use.
Routing Specifics: There are several aspects to keep in mind when creating the transportation route. For instance, large loads that cannot pass under highway overpasses will require rerouting. Keep in mind that each state has its own rules, regulations, and permits. This can lengthen the planning stage of the transport by making it tedious and complex. For this reason it is important to work with an industrial boiler manufacturer who has an experienced transportation staff that is familiar with inter-state rules and regulations.
Load out and Clean up Procedures: The load out and clean up procedures in highway transportation of steam boilers is far less extensive than rail transport. Cranes are still needed to load the boiler onto the trailer; however, a more standardized tie-down process is used. Crane crews are still needed in the offloading stage of the transport but little to no cleanup is required.
Transport Monitoring: Highway transport allows for direct communication throughout the transportation process. This gives the end user the peace of mind that the steam boilers transport is closely monitored by the manufacturer.
Victory Energy has its own fleet of highway transport experts. With years of experience in all types of boiler transport, Victory provides guidance and expertise as to which mode of transportation will best accommodate the specific application. To learn more about Victory Energy’s transportation capabilities visit http://victoryenergy.com/transportation/.