Behind the scenes, rules, regulations, training and planning all go into the transport of oversize loads. Attention to every detail is key to the overall success of high load delivery and route line prep plays a big role in that. A bucket truck escort company leaves no stone unturned in order to guarantee a clear path for the oversize cargo to breeze through without a hitch. Here’s why this step is crucial.
Keeps the High Load Moving
Once the route is planned, approved and the oversize load is ready to roll, a bucket truck escort crew goes ahead of the oversize load to remove obstacles such as road signs, utility wires and traffic signals that may be in the path of the cargo. Clearing the way ensures there is one less thing to stop for. This is imperative to keep the high load rolling in order to stay on schedule.
Minimizes Risk to the Cargo
Protecting a client’s investment is a high priority. Moving obstructions out of the path of the high load helps keep it safe so there isn’t anything in the way it could snag on. It also helps to keep the oversize load in motion so less time is spent on the road. The less time the cargo is exposed to the environment of speeding traffic, the less opportunity for unforeseen issues to arise from blocking roadways.
Protects the Surrounding Public
Safety is essential for all high load transports. The less a heavy haul has to stop, the less it blocks traffic. This is safer for motorists driving alongside the high load, and for the driver who is pulling the load, as the opportunity for an incident is significantly decreased. Working as a team with others to help transport the oversize load, bucket truck operators stay in constant communication as part of safety best practices to ensure a successful outcome for everyone involved and for the delivery of the high load.
Route line prep is the first step to snag-free delivery of oversize loads. Ensure open roads for your high load by working with an experienced bucket truck escort company. Unsure where to begin? Call us! With over 23 years of experience escorting high loads all over the country as the Lower 48 State Authority™, we know the best routes to take with your over-height load.