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In 2019, business is an international proposition. No matter where in the United States you are located, chances are that you will have to deal with companies from overseas in order to make your business successful. For many companies and industries, it is absolutely essential that you do so. This means that your business may have to import cargo, export cargo, or in many circumstances, do both. This is where Sterett Heavy Hauling comes in. They are experts in not just heavy hauling and specialized hauling, but specifically in exported or imported cargo transport Florida.

Importing and Exporting through Florida

There are a few states in the U.S. that have ports that import and export the majority of the goods for the country. California, New York, and New Jersey, and Washington are some of the biggest. Florida and Georgia are right up there with those ports on that list. There are no fewer than 7 major ports in Florida and southern Georgia that are major hubs of international trade. If you do business through one of these ports, you should be using the heavy hauling Florida port experts from Sterett Heavy Hauling. They know these ports, how to access them, the regulations and requirements that come along with them and can safely get your cargo that is coming in or going out to or from the ship.

Ports Serviced by Sterett Heavy Hauling

Sterett Heavy Hauling has offices all over the south and Midwest and can help with heavy hauling and specialized hauling at many ports throughout the country. However, their office in Jacksonville, Florida specializes in helping companies who import though Florida or southern Georgia ports. These Florida ports include the Port of Miami, Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Port Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, FL, and Talleyrand Port and Blount Island Port in Jacksonville, FL. In Georgia, their Jacksonville office is within miles of both the Port of Brunswick and the Port of Savanah. All these ports are less than 400 miles away from the Jacksonville office.

What Sterett Heavy Hauling Offers Importers and Exporters

No matter how big or how heavy the load, Sterett Heavy Haulers will be able to get your cargo to and from these Florida and southern Georgia ports. In addition to heavy hauling, Sterett also offers oversize load, superload, dual-lane transport, specialized hauling and more. Whatever you need to get your international cargo moved, they can help.


Business is done all over the world today which brings lots of cargo to our shores in Florida and southern Georgia and has a lot moving out as well. No matter what your needs, Sterett Heavy Hauling will make your importing and exporting easier, safer, and more cost-efficient. There are also locations in St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, and elsewhere to help you get your cargo wherever it needs to go.

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Hauling cargo is the lifeblood of trade and business in America. Moving loads of good and materials from one corner of the country to another is what helped build the country and the American economy. Hauling any kind of cargo is important but not all loads were created equal. When you hear the words “heavy hauling” this means something very different than a regular haul. Here is the difference between regular hauling and heavy hauling.

What is Heavy Hauling?

Heavy hauling can sometimes difficult to classify exactly because there are different requirements for heavy hauling based on federal, state and local regulations. For example, heavy hauling Florida cargo will be different than heavy hauling Kentucky cargo. There are some general guidelines though that most people agree makes a for heavy hauling. These are cargo loads that exceed 8 feet, 6 inches in width, 13 feet, 6 inches in height or over 50 or so feet in length. Also, if the cargo weighs over 80,000 pounds, it is considered a heavy haul.
Heavy hauling also may require vehicles with additional axels based on the weight that regular hauling would not. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are different weight requirements for different styles of axels. The weight hauled on steer axels cannot exceed 12,00 lb., single axels cannot go over 20,000 lb., drive axels no more than 34,000 lb., and that number is the same for tandem axels.

Heavy Hauling Legal Requirements

Once again, there are legal requirements for heavy hauling on both a federal and local level. So, these things may vary slightly by state. This will give you a general idea though of the additional legal requirements of a heavy haul as opposed to a regular haul.
Permitting is very important in the heavy hauling and specialty transportation industry. Most permits lay out the amount of time and during which hours cargo can travel. There may be multiple permits required based on the municipalities you are hauling through and the specific type of cargo.
There are a number of other specific safety requirements that may be called for as well while transporting heavy haul cargo. Your cargo may need a pilot vehicle to guide it or even a police escort in some places. It may also need special rotating, yellow, LED lights, brightly colored safety flags or even an “oversized load” banner to make sure you that you are not only safe but also in legal compliance with all federal and local laws.


There is a lot that goes into knowing and adhering to the different guidelines for heavy hauling versus regular hauling. That is why it is so important to work with an experienced heavy hauling company who knows what they are doing. With Sterett Heavy Hauling, we can meet all your heavy hauling needs. With locations in St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Jacksonville, and elsewhere you are never far away from a local specialized hauling and industrial transportation company that can meet your specific needs.

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When you have REALLY big cargo to haul, you need a trailer that is going to get the job done. You need something that is going to get your huge cargo where it needs to and get it there effectively, efficiently, and in a way that won’t bust your project’s budget. This is where a Dual Lane Trailer comes in. At Sterett Heavy Hauling, they have great Dual Lane Trailers that allow for dual lane transportation of your biggest cargo. Here is how our Dual Lane Trailers help us get the job done for you.

Our Dual Lane Trailers

Sterett Heavy Hauling offers some of the best dual-lane transport in the industry with our SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers. These Dual Lane Trailers offer many advantages that help us get the job done for you. Here are the benefits of these amazing pieces of technology.

Adaptability for Your Load

These innovative dual lane trailers have a modular design, which means that the vehicle can be adapted to custom-suit the cargo being transported. Adaptability is a key feature in these trailers because we know that no two heavy hauling loads are ever exactly the same. The HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers have been engineered to be adaptable and flexible so that they can meet the wide range of requirements that companies need when shipping heavy cargo.

Meeting Legal Requirements

SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers also helps us fulfill any legal requirements at the place of operation. This is so important with all the different federal, state and local regulations involved in specialized hauling like dual-lane transportation. Regulations regarding load distribution on bridges and roads are often specific to each individual state and the ability to comply with all these regulations is absolutely essential. If you are not working with a company that can assure you of this with their Dual Lane Trailers, it can mean big trouble for your company.

The Best Performance

The flexibility of the SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers means an efficient, high-performance transport solution. In addition to accommodating variable vehicle widths, the HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailer can widen the vehicle under load to provide the needed support. The loading area can also be adapted to suit the size of the load and allow for the proper distribution over the length of the vehicle. The pendulum axle technology that the SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailer has will provide the ability to drive below loads and pick them up securely. Finally, the smooth, precision steering system makes for easy maneuvering even on tight roadways.


The SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers that Sterett Heavy Hauling uses will get your job done the way it needs to be without any hassles or headaches. Sterett also employs highly qualified and skilled drivers with the experience and training to handle your job without any issues. Check out their Dual Lane Trailer capabilities today for your next big job. With locations in St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Jacksonville, and elsewhere you are never far away from the Dual Lane Trailer you need.

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Heavy Hauling is an industry that has been around for years. Many companies are still doing it today the same way they did years ago. At Sterett Heavy Hauling, we utilize the latest in heavy hauling technology to make hauling with us more cost-effective, efficient, and safe. New technology allows us to be flexible and versatile and provide the best, most customized services to fit your needs.

The Technology of Our Fleet

SCHEUERLE HighwayGiant Dual Lane Trailers are innovative dual lane trailers which can adapt to custom-suit the cargo being transported. The HighwayGiants feature pendulum axle technology which provides the ability to drive below loads and pick them up securely. They also have a smooth, precision steering system which assures easy maneuvering, even on tight bends.
We also have a selection of electronic platform trailers. They have electronic steering which offers a variety of steering configurations to meet the toughest challenges on the road and precise control of the trailer bed, reducing the opportunity for problems in transport. They are also equipped with electronic management capabilities which allow for control by radio remote of multiple modules operating in open-order configuration with a shared system of coordinates.
When space is limited, self-propelled hydraulic platform trailers can be an ideal moving solution to position large and heavy loads in a confined area, which is not readily accessible by conventional heavy-load truck and trailer combinations. These trailers feature a motorized module on the front. They are ideal for transporting a load that is too big and too heavy for a truck or low loader. The hydraulic platform trailers feature a hydrostatic drive system that provides a smooth and highly adjustable ride, even under the roughest conditions.


Not everything you need to haul is the same size, shape, weight or made from the same material. What is the same, is the need to get your cargo from point A to point B in the best way possible. We know that every load will have different needs and the technology in our fleet helps us easily adjust to make sure every piece of cargo is handled in the best way possible.


The technology of our fleet helps us keep costs down in multiple ways. It cuts down on the time it takes to load and unload the cargo. It gets the cargo where it needs to go more efficiently because our high-performance hauling options save on fuel as well.  Technology saves our operation money and we can pass those savings on to our customers.


The more manual the heavy hauling process is, the more manpower it takes. The more manpower, the more possibilities for human error which can cause accidents that hurt people or your cargo. The latest in technology delivers the best safety features that ensure the safety of the people involved and the loads being hauled.


Technology allows us to operate at a higher level to provide the best heavy hauling, specialized hauling, superload, oversize load, and dual-lane transport. Contact us today to find out how our technology can help you better execute your projects and get the job done faster.

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What do you look for in a heavy hauling company? You want a company that knows what they are doing. You want one with a long, proven track record of success. A company who is flexible and versatile. One who can do heavy hauling, and specialized hauling, and deal with a superload or oversize load, or dual lane transport. One more thing that is important to look for is a company that is close to you. With Sterett Heavy Hauling, we are always close to you because we have regional offices all over the country. This not only is convenient but offers a range of other benefits as well.

Our Locations

Sterett Heavy Hauling is proud to be made up of 6 different regional offices to provide you with the local, high-quality service you need. Having a location in your region and throughout the country means that we can provide you with high-quality service right in your area. We have locations in 5 states which allows us to offer operated and maintained heavy hauling rental from Texas to Florida and throughout the entire Eastern United States. Our offices are located in:
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Florida

Having a location near you means we can offer a range of benefits that other hauling companies may not be able to.

Cost Savings

Being close to where you and your projects are located means a lower-cost of doing business with us. The fact that we do not need to spend as much on things like hourly rates and fuel costs to get to you and your project means we can pass those savings on to you.  

Time Savings

Time is money as they say and that is as true, if not more so in the heavy hauling business as anywhere else. Not only does cutting down on time save you money on the actual hauling but it means your loads will be moved quickly and you will complete your projects sooner. This will allow for maximum efficiency which is always good for your company’s bottom line.

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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.