Heavy Hauling Jobs

Hauling heavy equipment pays top dollar

Heavy haulers pay can average $80,000 or more in 2018.  But it's not for every driver.  They earn their pay in extra responsibility and work.  You usually can't go into hauling heavy equipment right out of trucking school.

You will need experience or at least extra training for trucking jobs hauling heavy equipment.  If you think trucking is an adventure than heavy hauling takes it to another level.

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Equipment You Might Use

  • Low Boy
  • Step Deck
  • Roll Back
  • Drop Decks
  • Flat Bed
  • Hydraulic Tilt Trailers

Note: The video here is on the more extreme side!

Skills Required to be a Heavy Hauler

Think about it, you are putting odd shape and/or heavy equipment on a trailer.  You have to consider the weight distribution, center of gravity, and best way to secure this load.  Then take it from one location to another among other traffic and obstructions without wrecking.  It's not a normal trucking job.

You're going to need additional skills....

  • Very observant
  • Detail oriented
  • Focused
  • Self reliant
  • Work well with others
  • Communicate well
  • Patience
  • Good memory
  • Good judgement

Things That Might Be Hauled

Your first taste of heavy hauling would likely be hauling items such as....

  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Trucks
  • Pavers
  • Back Hoes
  • Portable Offices
  • Oversize freight
  • Overweight freight
  • Building materials
  • Wind Mill Parts
  • Portable Power
  • Etc.  (anything that won't fit in a box)

Hauling Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment hauling is one of the ways to greatly increase your pay. You can't get into hauling heavy equipment unless you are an experienced driver. It takes being able to remain constantly aware and alert to what is going all around you at all times.

It takes discipline in planning and following through. The job simply cannot be done any other way. You have extra rules and regulations to adhere to as a heavy hauler too.

To haul heavy equipment your judgment must be more accurate to safely arrive at your destination. That's judgement in driving and decision making directly and indirectly related to actually driving the truck down the highway.

Sometimes freight hangs beyond the trailer, sometimes it extends beyond the length of the trailer. 

  • Where do you park
  • How do you make safe turns
  • What is the best route
  • What lane do you travel
  • Should you pass a slow vehicle or stay in the lane......

It's easy to see why heavy haulers are paid so much money. . .
They earn it!

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