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3 Things to Know about Roll-On-Roll-Off Vessels for Heavy Haulage Transport

With the arrival of the first roll on roll off vessel arriving in Queensland, some manufacturers and contractors are looking into this as a viable option for heavy haulage transport. If you have wheeled transport, such as cars and trucks, then this may be the ideal option for your heavy haulage transport. Here are three things to know about roll on roll off vessels for your haulage needs.

1. Same Wheel Placement

Wheeled transport  uses either the vehicles own wheels or a wheel transport device fixed to the wheels. These wheelbases guide and help place the cars, trucks or other vehicle types into the heavy haulage transport vessel. The key point to remember about this type of transport is that the wheels that are used to place the item on the transport are the same ones the vehicle remains on during the transport. This provides a more secure transport option than traditional methods through road transport, or train transport may offer.

2. Delivery Schedules

Roll on roll off vessels will have a set schedule for transport. They also have a route that avoids some of the other routes for smaller vessels. This means they maintain a set schedule for delivery with set mileage per day and a set speed. This can greatly reduce the amount of delivery time you would normally experience. It also means that if there is a delay, you can likely still meet your deadline with no issue. This is a benefit to not only you but your customers as well since it reduces the chances of extended delays.   

3.Transport Damages Reduced

One of the largest concerns for companies with wheeled heavy haulage transport is the damage that it can sustain during transport. Since the wheeled transport is kept on secure wheels through the entire transport schedule, the damages are greatly reduced. On a train or over the road transport, the items are generally kept outside of cover or are strapped down. The straps can help, but they don't prevent as much damage as a roll-on, roll-over vessel that is enclosed and using rails will.

These are the three key points you should know about roll-on-roll-off vessels for heavy haulage transport. If you think this is an option that would work for you, contact your transport and logistics manager today. They can find out if it is available in your area and arrange for transport if necessary. 

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Big Boys' Toys: The Thrill Of Heavy Construction Equipment

Hey there. I’m Dennis Shaw. I’m a vet who has become an accidental fan of heavy equipment. When my son was younger, he only played with construction machinery toys. He had dozens of bulldozers, cranes, graders, and excavators. You can imagine his excitement when we were driving along and encountered a real-life piece of equipment in action! His excitement was quite infectious, and I found myself getting a thrill too. For his birthday, I would always take him to a construction equipment expo, so that we could check out the shiny new models. Now, he has almost finished school and plans to obtain various tickets to operate equipment. I know that I can’t be the only accidental fan of heavy construction equipment. If you find yourself similarly enthralled , I hope that you can enjoy this corner of the web.

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