FAQs For Heavy Haulers

  • What is heavy hauling?

    In the United States, any freight that is over the typical dimensional or overweight, this is considered over-sized or overweight.

  • What qualifies as heavy hauling?

    The specifications of heavy haul depend on the state. Typically, any freight that is over the typical flatbed’s trailer width of 102 inches is required as heavy hauling and would require a permit.
    Freight that classifies as heavy haul includes:

    Heavy equipment including – front loaders, cranes, and backhoes
    Pre-built homes
    Shipping containers
    Building equipment including – generators, windmill propellers, and bridge beams
    Industrial equipment

  • What are the weight restrictions and when does heavy haul become oversized?

    The heavy haul restrictions are dependent on the type of axle you are using.

  • What are the characteristics of heavy haul freight?

    Width: 8.5 feet
    Height: 13.6 feet
    Length: 48 – 53 feet
    Gross Weight: 80,000 lbs.

  • What are the different axle restrictions?

    Steer Axles: Cannot haul more than 12,000 pounds
    Single Axles: Cannot haul more than 20,000 pounds
    Drive Axles: Cannot haul more than 34,000 pounds
    Tandem Axles: Cannot haul more than 34,000 pounds

    If your freight is more than the above weight restrictions, you may be required to use additional equipment.

  • Where can I transport freight?

    With HaulNMove, you can haul freight throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

  • What type of freight does HaulNMove haul?

    When you lease with HaulNMove, you are free to haul over-sized, specialized, overweight, and commodities freight.

  • Is there an age restriction to haul heavy freight?

    You must be 23 years of age to lease on with HaulNMove.

  • Do I need my own truck to work for HaulNMove?

    When leasing with HaulNMove as an owner-operator, you are required to have your own truck. However, at the time of the application process, if you do not have a truck, you have up to 30 days to obtain one.

  • Is HaulNMove responsible for a trailer?

    HaulNMove offers insurance, upkeep and maintenance for all trailers. However, if you are an owner-operator that chooses to lease a company flatbed or stepdeck, you will be charged a weekly trailer rental fee.

  • What is the trailer rental fees for heavy haul?

    Company Flatbed/Step deck: 73% Line Haul with weekly trailer rental fee
    Company Stretch/Double Drop Trailer: 74% Line Haul with weekly trailer rental fee

    Trailer Rental Fees:
    Flatbed: $170/Weekly
    Step deck: $185/Weekly
    Extendable: $200/Weekly
    Double Drop: $260/Weekly

    Note: Typically, there are waiting lists for stretch and double drop trailers.

    Own Flatbed or Step deck: 73% Line Haul
    Own Refrigerated Trailer: 75% Line Haul
    Own Specialized Trailer: this includes double drop, a tri-axle, insulated van with heater 74% Line Haul Own Heavy Haul Trailer (4 or more axles): 75% Line Haul

  • What are the common heavy haul trailers?

    5-Axle Equipment:
    Flatbed Stretch
    Step Deck
    Step Deck Stretch
    Double Drop
    Double Drop Stretch

    6-Axle Equipment:
    Flatbed 6-Axle
    Flatbed 6-Axle Stretch
    Step deck 6-Axle Stretch
    Double Drop 6-Axle
    Double Drop 6-Axle Stretch

    7-Axle Equipment:
    Step deck 7-Axle
    Step deck 7-Axle Stretch
    Double Drop 7-Axle
    Double Drop 7-Axle Stretch

    8-Axle Equipment:
    Double Drop 8-Axle
    Double Drop 8-Axle Stretch

    9-Axle Equipment:
    Specialized 9-Axle

  • What is the process to become a Heavy Haul Owner-Operator with HaulNMove?

    23 years old
    Class A CDL with Hazmat and Combination
    1-year experience of driving over-the-road in the last 3 years, or 3 years of experience in the last 10 years. Of those 10 years, 6 months must be within the last 48 months while having a Class A CDL using the same equipment you are using to lease with HaulNMove.
    Less than 3 moving violations in 3 years.
    No more than 1 excessive speeding violations in the last 5 years.
    No DOT accidents in the last 2 years.
    No felony charges in the last 7 years.
    No careless driving, reckless driving, or suspended license for over 30 years in the last 3 years.
    Must speak English and can converse with the public.
    Read and understand traffic signs and properly fill out entries and reports.
    No positive alcohol or drug tests from other employers to trucking companies.