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You probably know us at Sterett Heavy Hauling for our specialized hauling capabilities. We make moving things easy, cost-effective and safe. We work with oversize load, superload, dual-lane transport, heavy hauling, specialized hauling and more. What you may not know, however, is that Sterett Heavy Hauling deals in so much more than just transport. We are a company that provides comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of our clients on any type of project. Here are the ways we do more than just transport.

Integrated Services

We offer a broad range of integrated services in addition to being a leader in the heavy hauling industry. By utilizing a range of strategic partnerships along with deep knowledge and experience that has come from working on a range of projects over the years, we will be your single source to take your project to conception to the final product.
We will provide services that address every aspect of your project including:
  • Planning, Permitting, Interstate Transport, Heavy Hauling, Escort
  • Assembly and Disassembly of Equipment
  • Truck Crane Service, Crane Planning, Crane Scheduling
  • Crane Rental, Man Lift Rentals, Teleboom Rentals
  • Platform Trailer Rental, Perimeter Trailer Rentals
  • Rigging Rental, Stool Rentals, Crane Mat Rental, Equipment Sales
  • Structural Engineering, Value Engineering, Design Build

These services, provided by Sterett Heavy Hauling and or partners allow you to go through one company to deal with each facet of the work that is being done. We offer services that start in the planning stages and handles all the administrative work so your project complies with all local laws and regulations. We, of course, are specialists in disassembling, transporting and reassembling all of your equipment. We can also help provide access to any kind of heavy or specialized machinery your project requires and deal with every aspect of their use from rental to scheduling to safety. We can even help on the engineering side of the project to make sure that the whole project works as it should.


There are many befits row working with Sterett Heavy Hauling for not just your transportation but every aspect of your project. It makes for a single point of contact to ensure that the flow of information is simple and direct. It simplifies and quickens the timelines by not involving a lot of different vendors who all have independent schedules. It allows for transparency through the entire process as well as open and direct communication. It is also a much more cost-effective way to complete a complicated project when you work with one company who takes care of every aspect of the job.


As you can see, at Sterett Heavy Hauling we have the partnerships, resources, and know-how to offer solutions to any of your unique project’s challenges. Even with the most complex project, we will help you achieve your goals with our comprehensive range of equipment and services. Tell us about your project today so we can discuss all the ways we can help you and provide you with a quote.

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There are a few transportation methods you will undoubtedly consider when you have to move large cargo, freight, an oversized load, or superload. One of those methods will be an over the road heavy hauling option and another might be barge transport. While both those methods have their place in the cargo transportation word, when you compare them head-to-head, it is easy to see that heavy hauling offers more benefits than barge transport and makes more sense for most companies in most situations. Here is a look at the major differences between the two.

Reduce Delays

Choosing an over the road hauling option is the fastest and most efficient ways to get your cargo where they need to go. Our fleet of technologically advanced trucks will come to your site, pick up your cargo, and quickly and safely transport it where it needs to go. We will even disassemble and assemble it for you, deal with all the permitting, and help with any heavy machinery needs. It is a direct and full-service option to move your cargo. With barge transport, many issues can cause delays such as weather, and differing maritime regulations. Also, there may not be a direct, barge transport option near you or your destination.

Get Customized Equipment (and Pricing!)

Our fleet is diverse, flexible and customizable so you get the exact right equipment for the size and scope of your project. The best part is you only have to pay for exactly what you need as well. Whichever of our fleet is best for your project, you can be assured that it will be dedicated to hauling your cargo and you are paying a good price for it. With barge transport, there is much less flexibility and you may end up paying for space you are not using or that is even being used to ship other cargo.  

You Will Use Heavy Hauling Either Way

The truth of the matter is, you will almost assuredly be using some type of heavy hauling transport whether you use heavy hauling exclusively or barge transport. Unless your job sites are right on a barge-accessible body of water, you will need to utilize heavy hauling services to get them to and from the barge to be delivered directly to your site. This adds several different layers and unnecessarily complicates your entire project. On top of that, it will mean you have to work with multiple vendors most likely which can increase the possibility of delays. And, most importantly, it will add additional costs to the project that is not good for your businesses’ bottom line.


Every project is different and some projects do call for different methods of hauling your cargo. However, if you are choosing between the two options equally, it is easy to see that heavy hauling offers a wide range of benefits that you just do not get with barge transport. To learn more about these advantages and all the other things an experienced, professional heavy hauling company can offer, reach out to Sterett Heavy Hauling today.

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When you need heavy hauling or specialized hauling for your oversize load, there is no “one size fits all” solution. You need a company with a fleet of trucks that will deliver the right type of hauling for your cargo. When you work with a company that has a diverse fleet of trucks, the job will be easier, safer, quicker and more cost efficient. Here we will look at different types of trucks and trailers a heavy hauling trucking company should have in order to be able to do any job right.


If you have a superload you need to haul, you want it on a dual lane transport trailer. The best of these trailers will have a modular design so they can be adapted to custom-suit the cargo being transported both in width and height and fulfill the legal requirements at the place of operation. This last part is very important since different states and municipalities have different definitions and requirements for oversized loads.


There are multiple types of electronic platform trailers so offering a variety of them is key in heavy hauling. These trailers will greatly reduce the chance of problems in transit. Electronic steering and integrated modules with management capabilities allow for a wide of steering configurations and enable precise control of the trailer bed to meet any challenges you may encounter on the road.


If you have a haul that involves rough terrain transportation, barge off-loads, or jobs in constricted environments, you want a mechanical platform trailer. These trailers are high-capacity and maneuverable to be able to handle the toughest loads. They can also be joined together to form multi-line trailers and can handle anything from extra-long loads to extremely heavy cargo


Self-propelled trailers are much like conventional trailers, but have a motorized module on the front. These trailers are ideal for transporting a load that is too big and too heavy for a normal truck or low loader. When space is limited, self-propelled, hydraulic platform trailers can be an ideal moving solution.


Flatbeds are the ideal solution for so many heavy hauling needs. Whether you need a local or regional transport, offering a wide range of flatbed trailers will help complete any heavy hauling job with ease.


Whether it is a 50-ton trailer to efficiently haul your heaviest loads or other equipment like die carts or steerable dollies to manage your freight on the bed or on the ground, having the right equipment for the job is incredibly important.


No matter what your heavy hauling needs, you should look for a provider that offers a diverse fleet of trucks. That will ensure that your cargo gets to where it needs to go in the fastest and safest way possible. When you have the right truck for the job, it also means you will not be paying for size or features you do not need.

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When you have big things to move, you want the best, most efficient and, very importantly, the most cost-efficient way to haul your oversized freight. There are a few options to do this but heavy hauling your oversized freight is more cost effective than any other method. Here are the reasons why.

You Pay for What You Need

When you haul oversized freight, transporting it by truck as opposed to doing in by rail, air or ship, you are paying to ship your cargo from point A to Point B and the costs associated with that. With these other methods, there are all kinds other things baked into the price including sharing the cost of shipping other people’s loads on the same vessel. By hauling freight, you can get the exact right size truck you need so you are not paying for things you do not.

You Can Get Customized Services

Hauling oversized freight allows for heavy hauling, specialized hauling, superloads, oversize loads, dual-lane transport and more. Other options of transporting freight are a lot less flexible and much more of a “one size fits all” option. If you ship freight, you know that not being able to customize your delivery method can be frustrating and costly.

It Goes Right to Where You Need It

As mentioned, hauling freight will take your cargo from point A to point B. This is much more efficient and cost-effective than having to move it from point A to point C to point D then, finally to point B. This is how it happens using other methods. No matter how you transport your oversized goods, chances are at some point it will have to be on a truck to pick it up or receive it at the exact location you need it. It will save you money by doing it on a truck, to begin with.

It Works on Your Schedule

Time is money in business and you can control the schedule of a truck much better than a train or a boat or a plane. The on-demand nature of heavy hauling gives it a huge advantage in fitting into the needed timeline for your project. Being able to get your cargo moved exactly when you need it will offer savings and far more control than other options.

Flexible Packing Models

Your oversized cargo may not always be able to be put into the types of packaging required to be put on a plane, boat or train. Hauling offers much more flexibility on how your materials can be delivered and this will save you money by not having to make your cargo conform to the transport company’s specs.


There are many ways to transport cargo and each method does have its own specific advantages and drawbacks. By hauling your oversized freight though you have more control, flexibility, and options, all of which will save you money on the overall project. If you have a large-scale moving project coming up, contact an expert in oversized cargo to find a custom solution to fit your needs and help your bottom line.

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When you have big things to move from one location to another, it can be expensive. When there are multiple aspects of a job like that, you can end up bringing in multiple companies and having to pay them each huge fees.
So, what is the solution? When you use a company like Sterett Heavy Hauling in Owensboro, KY who offers a huge range of integrated services, you will have the benefit of a capable and qualified single source to manage every aspect of your moving project. This will save you time, money and give you the peace of mind that your project is in the hands of the experts.
Sterett Heavy Hauling can provide, Heavy Hauling, Specialized Hauling, Superload, Oversize Load, and Dual-Lane Transport services along with strategic partnerships that offer you access to a wide range of services that will make your job easier and less costly. In addition to the heavy hauling Sterett can help you with all of the fooling services:
  • Planning, Permitting, Interstate Transport, Heavy Hauling, Escort – There is so much involved in huge moving projects than just the move itself. Making sure your project is covered in all the legal and procedural ways it needs to be is time-consuming and takes a lot of knowledge. Sterett has the knowledge and will guarantee your project is planned and executed correctly and legally.
  • Assembly and Disassembly of Equipment – Your cargo is valuable and you want to make sure when it is moved it starts in one piece and ends up that same way on the other end. Sterett will break your cargo down for shipping make sure it arrives in the same way it was before you sent it.
  • Truck Crane Service, Crane Planning, Crane Scheduling – The use of cranes is another aspect of a moving project that requires a lot of planning and compliance know-how. Leaving it to the experts at Sterett will make sure you plan and schedule correctly so it will not cost more money in the end.
  • Crane Rental, Man Lift Rentals, Teleboom Rentals, Platform Trailer Rental, Perimeter Trailer Rentals, Rigging Rental, Stool Rentals, Crane Mat Rental, Equipment Sales – Big cargo means big machinery and big machinery is expensive. It also means using the right machinery to get the job done at the right cost. Whether you are renting for a one-time project or buying equipment to use in the future, with Sterett’s strategic partnerships, rolling the cost of this machinery and equipment rental or purchase and operation into one bill will be much better for your bottom line.
  • Structural Engineering, Value Engineering, Design Build – You do not want to work with a company who just picks up your cargo and drops it off on your front steps. Sterett has a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable engineers and designers who will truly partner with you on your project to make sure you have success at a reasonable cost.

Conclusion When you work with Sterett Heavy Hauling you get a job done right and a partner who can help you with the entire scope of your project. You also get the savings that come with using integrated services to complete your whole project using one company.

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When you work with a heavy hauling company for specialized hauling, superloads, oversize loads, dual-lane transport or any other type of project there are many things to consider. Things like project timeline, expertise, and cost are important things to factor into your job. However, the number one concern should be safety.
The heavy hauling industry can be dangerous. Heavy haulers deal with incredibly heavy cargo and huge machinery and do it all at the site of your business, on trucks we own and out on roads that are used by the general public. For these reasons alone, safety has to be the top concern. Here are some of the ways companies like Sterett Heavy Hauling ensures that everyone, employees, customers and the public, is kept safe throughout the entire process.

Driver Training

Sterett Heavy Hauling drivers endure rigorous safety programs, driving programs, and are trained thoroughly on how to properly and safely transport heavy loads. The driver training is intensive and covers everything from keeping the right distance from the vehicle in front of you to load securement training. Load securement training includes, how to load different types of cargo, how to put loads on a trailer, how to chain them down properly, and how to deal with load distribution. These trainings are continuous and ongoing to ensure that drivers stay up to date on all the latest safety protocols and the information is always top of mind.

Proper Planning and Focus on Details

Hauling heavy loads safely requires lots of planning and coordination of many important details. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, your heavy hauler must plan for the specific equipment needed, using a qualified driver, securing the load correctly, calculating routes, hiring skilled escorts, getting the appropriate permits and the correct license, having the applicable insurance, and the strictly adhering to all regulations, many of which often change from state to state.

Employee Drug & Alcohol Screening

While it is not good if an employee in any industry shows up to work impaired due to the use of drugs and alcohol, it is of the utmost importance in the heavy hauling industry as the mistakes that could be made in that situation has life and death implications. Sterett Heavy Hauling is a 100% drug and alcohol-free workplace and all employees are subject to random screening.

Equipment inspection and Maintenance

There is a lot of big and complex machinery involved in the heavy hauling process so, at Sterett, they regularly conduct thorough inspections of all equipment prior to, during and after each project. In addition to that, there is regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and inspection of all equipment biannually. This helps ensure the dangerous equipment use will function correctly throughout the project and not hurt anyone.


Safety should be the biggest concern during any heavy hauling project. When you go with a company that shares this philosophy, you will have a much better chance of having a safe and successful project.

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When you need to transport multiple items from one place to another, then you should take preventive measures to avoid delays and legal procedures. Make sure if your trailer gets overloaded, you seek a permit for it. A super load is a point at which the load surpasses the scopes of a state's "routine permit limits" and is non-separable. You can inquire about these limits by contacting our team of experts at Sterett Heavy Hauling and share your concerns.
Heavy haul trucking is the hauling of oversize or overweight freight. It also requires to meet the industry standards for the transportation of materials from one place to another. If they do not meet the allowed weight standards, then a legal permit is required to ensure safe transport.
Along these lines, a super load can exceed the standard grant.
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Weight

The load could exceed only with one of these breaking points or a blend of these factors. Once more, this will rely upon the state's principles. Another key thing when pulling a super load is that it regularly requires greater investment to get state endorsement and can likewise require the following:
  • State Approval (weeks to months)
  • Designing Survey
  • Utility Involvement
  • Course Survey
  • Police Escorts
  • Pilot Cars
  • Licenses
  • Shipper's Letter
  • Extension Analysis
  • Drawing or Sketch of Shipment

Since states can differ with principle rules of super load hauling. For instance, New York says a load at 200,000 lbs or over is where Massachusetts says that more than 130,000 lbs are a super load. Remember that these two states share a fringe. If a shipment falls in super load status, you may find that a state requires a fourteen day time where another super load, which is a lot greater requires a very long time for placement. Regularly, super loads consist of different parts like jeeps, dollies, stingers, trailers, and supporters. On account of lift axles, a few states consider the lifting of axles may harm tires, streets, or prevent the driver in finishing a turn.
The following data is kept under consideration while giving a license to super load haul.
  • Hub Loadings
  • Hub Spacing
  • Tire Size
  • Tires per Axle
  • Dimensions

Remember we can use scow, road, or rail to dispatch super loads. You can contact the traffic control plan management and get details about the condition and permit requirement of the super load.
  • Course
  • Traffic Control
  • Evaluated Traffic Delays
  • Path Restrictions
  • Escort Vehicles and Flag Persons
  • Overhead Obstacles
  • Railroad Crossing Schedules
  • Crisis Vehicle Navigation

There you have it! Superloads can be a challenging and reviving shipment to deal with, yet they take understanding, know-how, and critical thinking to give some examples. Super Load Hauling merits taking pictures so plan for that as well! You need to look at it from every aspect to avoid further issues.
If you want to know more about super load hauling or heavy haul trucking, then you can visit us at Sterett Heavy Hauling. We may help you to overcome your fears related to the heavy shipment.

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Transporters that provide specialized freight services must use a variety of trailers that are uniquely designed for shipping freight of uncommon weights, shapes, or properties. It may help you in the delivery of heavy cargo that you need to get shipped from one place to the other.
Specialized heavy trucking haul contributes immensely to the trucking industry. It is used to transport heavy machinery and large items that need careful handling. It is better to avoid the risk of damage when such large machinery is involved. If you have to ship or take a cargo of enormous size, weight or shape in the Tri-State territory, Equip Trucking and Warehousing, you need to hire a specialized trucking haul. You may consider taking services of Sterett Heavy Hauling as they are one of the most experienced trucking service providers with trained experts to handle machinery. You can confide in us to give quick and safe transport of your valuable freight. You may also wish to pick different trailers that best fits your requirement. We have multiple trailers depending on the weight and mode of transportation material.
  • Lowboy Trailer
  • Double Drop Trailer
  • Dual Lane Trailers
  • Electronic Platform Trailers
  • Mechanical Platform Trailers

The Right Equipment for Heavy Haul Jobs

It takes the correct hardware to deal with different pulling ventures, and Sterett Heavy Hauling has everything. Our broad fleet incorporates flatbed trailers. We additionally have a collection of Landoll water powered tilting trailers that prevents unscrambling or emptying of the stacked material. Different things in our stock incorporate removable gooseneck lowboys, rollback tilt-bed trucks, and standard drop-deck trailers.
Lowboy Trailers: It is the second most important trailer for transporting heavy material. Lowboy trailers include two drops in deck shape: one after the gooseneck and another before the wheels. Lowboy trailers are used to transport goods that weigh approximately 40,000 pounds, yet extra axles can increase a trailer's pulling limit up to 80,000 pounds.
Stretch Flatbed Trailers: Used for conveying extra-long loads, this is the trailer for transporting enormous construction materials in one go. Stretch Flatbed Trailers are used to transport stacks that weigh as much as 43,000 pounds.
Side Kit Trailers: This specific cargo trailer incorporates a progression of removable stakes and covers made of compressed wood or fiberglass that connect to the bed. The fence in the area is regularly used to ensure safe delivery. Side kid trailers are intended to carry loads that weigh somewhere in the range of 42,000 and 45,000 pounds.

The Best in the Specialized Heavy Trucking haul

When you pick Sterett Heavy Hauling for your specialized heavy trucking haul tasks. You will get supervision from a group of committed experts who will make sure that everything goes smoothly from the time your load leaves your office until it reaches its set destination. We remain careful until it reaches the targeted spot. Also, our drivers make it sure that they ride safely to ensure the security of the item that they are carrying in their trailer.

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Is it true that you are searching for a well-assembled trailer to pull hardware the whole way across different states? Regardless of what you are pulling, it is significant that your products arrive protected and secure. As you probably are aware, mishaps and harms can prompt real misfortunes leading to losses such as profit or reputation. The semi-trailer is one of the most commonly used machinery. This kind of trailer is very profitable for organizations that need to stack huge things. In any case, without a drop deck, it is almost difficult to stack larger than average parts. It is a good idea to use a lowboy trailer when you have to pull something so substantial and huge that it cannot effectively embed into a standard semi-trailer.

Which things are used to transport using a lowboy trailer?

  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Heavy vehicles
  • All of the other types of heavy machinery or equipment
Numerous construction companies, cargo, and delivery organizations depend on lowboy trailers to dispatch important things all over the nation.


The lowboy trailer is a fantastically valuable thing for pulling and delivering different heavy items. Even though it's known by a wide range of names from the low-bed to the buoy, the exemplary lowboy trailer is effectively recognizable with its semi-trailer style and double-level drop framework. The height of these semi-trailers can be adapted to drop at the gooseneck (at the end) or just before the start of the wheels.
Standard flatbed trailers don't highlight a double-level drop framework and are used for transportation and pulling standard hardware. Lowboy trailers can take and gear up to 12 ft in height. A standard two-hub trailer of this sort can pull as much as 40,000 pounds. In any case, you may expand the weight up to 80,000 pounds by changing the number of axles if necessary.
The additional limit of the double-drop deck makes the lowboy trailer a phenomenal choice for pulling heavy materials and anything that neither fits a flatbed trailer nor a single-drop deck trailer (also called as step deck trailer). As the deck goes down to ground level, larger than usual things can effectively be embedded into the semi-trailer. Lowboy trailers can be stacked from the front or behind depending upon the need. A few models enable you to put the trailer under the load and lift it.
Nowadays, lowboy trailers commonly work with pressure driven frameworks. They incorporate air brakes and are towed by semi-trucks. If you want a specific type lowboy trailer to fit the need of your work, then you can even customize your lowboy trailer. A custom-assembled lowboy trailer can suit your transportation needs. Our models are expertly intended to meet your business destinations and give a smooth ride every single time.
Reach us today at Sterett Heavy Hauling to get the right lowboy trailer to meet your needs, or you can also check our website at to know what else do we offer.

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If you are unaware of the fact that double drop trailers are used efficiently for oversized freight because of their unique design and structure, then this blog will help you. Double drop trailers are often referred to as lowboy or RGN (Removable Goose Neck). It is a specific trailer that has numerous extraordinary abilities. The deck configuration on double-drop trailers has interesting importance. It is low to the ground and explicitly intended to support the large and overweight (heavy haul) trucking industry. One of the benefits of double drop trailers is they are fit for unnecessarily large delivery things. Generally, they may require a unique oversize trucking license. It suggests that transportation cost will be higher to send the thing. However, double-drop trailer facilitates the transport of heavy materials due to its size, machinery, and structure that is beneficial to perform in a much better way.

Basics of double drop trailer

Make sure you see the majority of the state(s) laws, guidelines, principles, and constraints preceding to transportation on a double drop trailer. Rules in each state vary, and you need to look into them before moving any goods completely. Large and substantial truckloads require particular trucking grant. Be vigilant, be protected, and know what you are doing before doing it.
Note: The measurements given below are an example for better understanding of double drop trailers.
Empty weight: Refers to the actual weight of the semi-truck and the double drop trailer.
Item weight: Depends on the actual weight of the thing that is delivered. As a rule, a double-drop trailer can deliver from 41,000 to 43,000 pounds legally without any heavy haul permit.
Overall weight: It depends on the heaviness of everything consolidated: the semi-truck, the double drop trailer, and the thing stacked onto the trailer. The gross weight of any blend of the trailer, semi-truck and the thing that it contains must not exceed 80,000 pounds (GVW) of the shipment. It validates the necessity of having trucking grant from each point of pick and drop. Additional axles are required to spread the heaviness to dispatch overload things. So, it gives an impression equivalent to a legitimate shipment that is under 80,000 pounds. All shipments must comply with government standards to guarantee safe transport.
Heavy Haul Load: When the load exceeds from a permitted weight set forth by the state's rules, an exceptional heavy haul load (overweight) trucking grant is required. Substantial trucking grants normally cost more than an oversize trucking grant.

​Large equipment hauling on double-drop trailers

Flatbed oriented trailers are fit for pulling an exceptionally different range of things. While things like conex trailers, tiny houses, and general cargo can help the trucking industry to generate revenue. Whereas double-drop trailers help in pulling huge hardware and equipment. As we referenced before the objective market for double-drops is equipment and hardware, yet its size is the key component that permits this trailer type to be so diverse.
Contact the friendly contractors at Sterett Heavy Hauling to learn more about the functioning of a double drop trailer book one for your shipment process.