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Over-Dimensional Freight Services

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From 13-axle perimeter trailers to shipments just above a legal load, Transplace’s Capacity Services cover the full gamut of over-dimensional (OD) freight. The dedicated OD team, completely attuned to the importance of every shipment, is adept at applying methodical, tech-enabled solutions designed to ensure your success.

Transplace has an unparalleled track record of successful transportation management of oversize loads – from generator sets for data centers, hospitals and municipalities, to extra-large construction equipment. Our capacity solutions are also well-suited for the oil and gas industry and major infrastructure projects.

CREATING A STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS There are many challenges related to over-dimensional transport including:

  • Planning the operation
  • Vetting, negotiating with and contracting the specific carrier
  • Selecting the right route factoring in permits, weather and construction
  • Contacting local and regional utilities
  • Contingency planning


Shippers trust Transplace to organize and oversee the successful transport of their over-dimensional loads.

AVOIDING WINTER SLOWDOWNS Multiple blizzards, temperatures as low as -40° F and a periodic shutdown of I-80 didn’t slow the on-time delivery of all units. Thanks to proper carrier selection, schedule management, a weather impact contingency plan and the ability to work within DOT requirements, Transplace delivered on time and on budget.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES On a major university campus, a large generator was intended for a small space, which was not navigable by the trailer hauling the over-dimensional load. The solution? Using a different entry route and lifting the generator over a building during a weekend, minimizing the impact on students and campus workers. The result? Another safe, smooth delivery.

ACCOUNTING FOR COSTS UPFRONT When a route that previously had not required public utility support suddenly required it on a subsequent project, Transplace was able to build that cost into the new quote. The customer benefitted from transparent, upfront pricing aligned with their budget.