Protocols for Heavy Haul loads
Delivering Heavy Haul loads safely requires planning and preparation. It starts with our journey management plan.
Prior to departure, the team maps and scouts the route. We identify hazards to be aware of, such as low-hanging trees and wires; curves; construction zones; and weight limits. We share photos and videos of the challenging parts of the route, so drivers know what to anticipate.
Drivers must make sure their vehicles are safe and ready. That includes checking chains, binders, and winch cables, plus tires, lights, and other equipment. They must identify where they can make their required stops to comply with DOT hours of service regulations and manage any daytime-only travel requirements.
Weather forecasts must be consulted, and communications established with any accompanying pilot or pole vehicles.
All of these pre-trip preparations are crucial to ensuring long hauls are done safely, for our team members, our clients, and the public.