All posts by Alex Wells

How to Stay Fit on The Road: Nutrition (Part One)

If you’re in heavy haul trucking you know your eating schedule is dependant on where you’re at in your route, and making time for meals is a slew of truck stops, diners, and convenience stores — all in which are not known for their healthy food options! If you’re on the journey of making healthier food choices, these options are often chock full of sodium, sugar, and trans-fats can derail the best of intentions quickly. Finding healthy food choices on the road is tough, but completely doable.

At Stephan Izzi Trucking and Rigging, Inc., we provide specialized heavy haul trucking services for industries such as pharmaceuticals, homeland security, energy, chemical, and much more. For a full list of the industries we serve, visit our about us page. It is our guiding principle to deliver your freight safely and timely, so having drivers in good health is more productive for everyone! Follow along in today’s post and find insight on how to tackle your nutrition and make better food choices while on the road.

Better Nutrition While On The Road

The statistics are out: seven in 10 truck drivers are obese which puts them at a much higher risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Being diagnosed with these conditions can deem a truck driver medically disqualified from driving on the road, putting their career on the line. It’s not all doom and gloom, making small sustainable nutrition changes can positively impact your health in a relatively short amount of time.

Making healthier food choices on the road is picking a few small habits and slowly implementing them into your schedule. Pop is generally the drink of choice on route because it’s the perfect combination of sugar and caffeine with a refreshing effervescence. However, pop — as you may know — is not a good option. The high sugar levels spike your blood sugar levels, causing an energy crash hours later. A better option would be replacing pop with a sparkling water such as La Croix every other time you go to drink it, and then slowly cutting it out completely.

Depending on if you’re an all or nothing type of person or if you do well with moderation, you can use the “every other” rule while eating. If you’re used to eating a large fast-food breakfast, eat a better lunch with a plate focused on protein, good fats, and veggies. Another wise option is to have a bag full of healthy snacks composed of fruits, nuts and seeds, and a clean beef jerky. If you’re able to have a small cooler, pack veggies, salami, and string cheese.

Focusing on good fats (nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado, etc) and foods high in fiber can help you stay full, longer. Highly processed carbs rapidly digest into sugar elevating your blood sugar levels, but not providing any staying power — it’s no wonder you’re hungry a couple hours later after a pancake breakfast or downing a couple of hot dogs. Eat smarter! Even if you go for the hot dogs, ditch the bun and add some veggies and you’ll stay more full, longer.

The food choices truckers have on the road have vastly improved compared to even 20 years ago, and today instead of everything coming with fries you can opt for a side salad or forego a side altogether! Use the “every other” rule to begin and gradually cut the junk out of your diet completely and feel better both on and off the road.

Making change is one of the hardest parts in changing up your diet — there is a psychological component to eating such as eating when we’re happy, sad, or bored and the options on the road aren’t always advantageous to making consistent and healthy nutrition changes while driving.

The takeaway here isn’t that you have to be perfect — it’s beginning a journey knowing you’ll have a few hiccups along the way. If you do make an unhealthy choice, don’t become paralyzed and make the choice to start again — right here, right now!

Staying healthy on the road not only gives you job security, but it allows for better productivity. At Stephan Izzi Trucking and Rigging, Inc., the days can be long and the hauls heavy, so in creating healthier food habits it will greatly impact us and the industries we drive for.

For more information on our services, contact us today!

Five Reasons That You Might Relocate Your Machinery

If you own an industrial business in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, energy, HVAC, telecommunication, packaging, or any similar industries, the odds are that somewhere on your premises there are large pieces of equipment that are critical to running your business. Sometimes, it is necessary to move large machinery, raising the question of “How?”.

At Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc., we offer a variety of services, one of which being the relocation of heavy machinery. We offer our machinery relocation services because oftentimes companies do not have the tools necessary to move their gargantuan masses of metal as little as five feet.  Luckily, we can help. By utilizing our rigging and machinery moving services we can move our customer’s equipment within their property, and by utilizing our heavy haul services we can move the equipment as far as across the country.  

One thing we sometimes get asked is, “In what situation would someone need you to move their machinery?”, and it really is a good question. Today, we are going to address that question in our blog post as we discuss five reasons that someone may need our machinery relocation services.

In-House Shuffle

Sometimes companies optimize the organization of their facilities by moving equipment around within or outside of the building. Sadly, with heavy machinery, you can simply enlist the manpower of a few employees to move large equipment with brute force, as it simply isn’t feasible, or safe. That being said, unless you have some sort of rigging equipment and experienced operators, you are going to have to call one of the machinery moving companies in your area. Luckily, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. is here to help you with all of your on-site machinery moves. Call us today if you have any questions about a piece of machinery that you need to be moved.

Moving Facilities

While some companies can manage by simply shuffling heavy machinery within or outside their facilities, others have to physically move, whether that be for reasons of growth or structure. Just as with any machinery relocation project, it will take an experienced rigging crew and quality rigging equipment for you to get the job done efficiently and safely. Additionally, a heavy haul trucking company will be needed in order to transport the equipment to the new facility. Luckily, you can kill two birds with one stone by contacting us today at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. and enlisting both our machinery relocation services, as well as our heavy haul trucking services.

Moving Across The Country

While uncommon, sometimes companies may find themselves pulling up their roots and moving their business across the country. This can occur for both personal reasons, as well as business reasons like operating costs or taxes. If a business has large equipment that needs to be moved, a simple call to a moving company won’t cut it. Instead, the business will need to call a heavy haul trucking company like ours here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. If you are worried about the cost of heavy haul trucking, request a free quote from us today.

Upgrading Equipment

Another situation that a business might require heavy machinery movers is when they are upgrading and swapping their heavy machinery or industrial machinery. Whether the machinery comes off of one our freight trucking vehicles or not, our experienced team of riggers along with our machinery relocation equipment can properly exchange and swap out the old machinery for the new.  If you have any questions about our heavy equipment transport rates, our machinery relocation rates, or any of the other services that we offer, please be sure to contact us today.

Getting Rid Of Equipment

Sometimes companies and businesses get rid of their equipment. This can happen because the machinery is broken, they have gone bankrupt, or they have sold the equipment (it really isn’t our business). Regardless of the reason that a business is getting rid of a piece of heavy machinery, we do offer machinery removal services here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. With one call to us, the machinery can be off of your property and in rout on one of our heavy equipment transport vehicles to its final destination. Contact us today for a free quote.

Whatever The Reason Is For Machinery Relocation, Let Us Help

There are many reasons that a company or business might need their heavy equipment transported. Whether that be they need to reconfigure their building, move to a new building, move across the country, or upgrade and sell their current machinery, but whatever the reason may be, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. is your go-to machinery relocation company.

Aside from rigging and machinery relocation, we offer a multitude of different services that may prove to be beneficial to your company or business. For any inquiries about our services, be sure to contact us today.

Why We Like Organized Lay Down Yards

Here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc., we operate a successful freight and heavy hauling truck company, a successful rigging company, and a high-quality warehouse and logistics service. Within all of these subsets of our company, we provide specially tailored services so that we can guarantee that our customers are happy. That being said, let’s talk about one of the services that we provide within our warehousing, logistics, and distribution services.

One of the coolest services that we offer is one that requires the least amount of work for both us and our clients. Are you intrigued yet? The service that we are speaking of is our lay down yard storage space. Lay down yards are storage spaces for construction materials.

Today, since your materials would be on our property, we want to discuss lay down yard safety and organization so that we can ensure that our premises are safe.

Hazards

Here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging, our goal is to have a hazardless lay down yard. Hazards are extremely common in lay down yards, with slipping hazards, tripping hazards, struck-by hazards, and sometimes biological hazards. Below, we have briefly summarized the three major hazard types.

Slip, trip, and fall hazards are arguably the most common hazards in lay down yards, with items haphazardly strewn around the yard as a result of poor organization.

Struck-by hazards are exactly how they sound, machinery or materials physically striking someone. This can occur as a result of moving machinery or building materials falling as a result of poor organization and stacking.  

Biological hazards are usually thought of as chemicals, but the more common biohazard that plagues the lay down yard is usually that of invasive critters ranging from bugs to raccoons.

Lay Down Yard Organization

In order to avoid the above hazards, we urge people using our lay down yard services to practice proper organization in order to minimize the risk of people getting injured. Below, we have outlined ways to eliminate hazardous risk by utilizing organizational skills.

Avoiding Slip, Trip, And Fall Hazards

Of course one of the best ways to avoid slip, trip, and fall hazards are to keep your head on a swivel and watch where you walk, but organization can drastically reduce the chance of hazard without making people have to walk over-cautiously. First, it is important to throw away any scrap materials that may have found their way into the lay down yard, as they become an easy tripping hazard for passers-by. Second, don’t be afraid to use caution tape to keep people out of muddy, slippery, areas. Lastly, consider leaving walking space for people between the stacked materials.

Avoiding Struck-By Hazards

Struck-by hazards are arguably the easiest hazards to avoid, as they can be avoided completely by organization. First, park all of the machinery in a separate area than the materials with ample space between them. In doing so, they have plenty of room to be moved, while also being far enough away from passersby. Second, spend a good amount of time stacking the building materials in the first place, eliminating the chance of materials falling.

Avoiding Biological Hazards

In order to avoid biological hazards in the lay down yard, it is essential that you throw away food or anything that may draw animals towards the site, as well as closing off areas that may seem like a good home for a wandering critter.

You Have An Organized System, We Have a Location

Now that you know the basic organizational advantages of having a good lay down yard, we urge you to come check ours out here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. We have plenty of space on location of our warehousing and distribution services property and would gladly accept the company of some well-organized building materials.

Additionally, we specialize as a crating company as well as a nationwide trucking company that can easily get your heavy equipment moving to wherever you need it to be.  

For more information, please contact us, or request a quote today.

Industrial Storage Solutions

Are you an industrial company that is actively seeking storage space in the Edison, New Jersey area? If you are, we might just have the perfect solution for you here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. In today’s blog post, we are quickly going to talk about some of the benefits that our facility, and ones like it, may provide for your company.

Climate Controlled Long Term & Short Term Storage

Industrial storage can be tricky to find. Simply searching “warehousing and storage” may result in a list of 20 companies that aren’t willing to go out of their way to ensure that your experience with them runs smoothly. At Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc., on the other hand, we are willing to do so. In fact, a lot of industrial companies that specialize in warehouse and logistics may even mandate a minimum term of service, locking you into a long-term deal regardless of if you remain satisfied or not.

At Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc., we are quite confident in our ability to please a customer, as the services we provide are second to none, but in the case that you aren’t satisfied, or even need a short-term space rather than a long-term space, we can help. Providing our customers with both short term and long term options, we can ensure that their needs are met, without locking them into terms that they don’t need or want.

Additionally, we offer climate controlled storage, because we understand that different companies have different needs. There is no “ideal” storage condition that encompasses all company’s storage needs, and we get that. Contact us today for more information or to check out our facilities.

Lay Down Yards

Local construction companies often need a place to put or lay down building materials because they simply do not have enough room on the work site. At Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. we understand this need for a secure storage location that doesn’t necessarily have to be state of the art and climate cooled. For that reason, we offer space on our property for construction companies to store their building materials outdoors, as they would on their site. If you work in the construction industry, be sure to come check out our lay down yard storage space in our secure warehousing and logistics facility.

 

Racked Space & Palletized Storage Vaults

Do you want to pay for a smaller amount of space but still be able to store a lot of product? Lucky for you, our warehousing and distribution services have quality racked space, as well as palletized storage vaults so you can efficiently store your products (products that we can distribute for you). Our goal at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. is to create a warehousing and logistics services that encompasses the whole process, from storage to distribution. Our facilities do exactly that. Come check out our facilities, or contact us for a free quote on storage space today.

Warehousing And Logistics Services With Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc.

We set out to create a nationwide trucking company that specializes in machine relocation and warehousing and logistics services, and we have done just that. Our facilities are U.S. Custom House Licensed and Bonded, complies with the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission (Division of Consumer), and offers inbound and outbound services while doing so.

If our warehousing and logistics services seem like they would be of use to you or your company, feel free to contact us or request a quote today. Also, be sure to check out our other services like rigging, crating and packaging, turnkey solutions, and specialized heavy hauling.  

 

How To Stay Entertained On The Road: For Truckers & Families

Whether you are a long-haul trucker or a family on a road trip, you know that staying entertained on the road can be difficult. Because of this, it is important that you find fun new ways to stay entertained, ensuring that you don’t get bored, as well as ensuring that you stay alert at the wheel.

As a freight trucking company (among our other services), we find it extremely important to keep our drivers alert at the wheel, as well as entertained. Because of this, your trucking company Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. has decided to compile a short list of activities that can provide to be both entertaining and safe.

The Importance Of Staying Alert Behind The Wheel

Before we get started with the fun stuff, we want to stress the importance of staying alert at the wheel. As a truck driver you are responsible for an incredibly heavy vehicle, and as a family man or woman, you have the responsibility of a moderately sized vehicle with others in it. Regardless of the vehicle that you are operating, it is important to stay alert, because you are responsible for the safety of both yourself and others.

Drowsy driving is the culprit of 100,000 vehicle crashes a year, proving the importance of being alert behind the wheel. While most people know that driving when drowsy can prove to be dangerous to themselves and others, with the numbers proving them right, over 28 percent of people have admitted that they occasionally struggle to stay awake behind the wheel.  

The dangers of drowsy driving stems from… you guessed it! Lack of sleep. When you are awake for more than 16 hours, it can become difficult to remain awake, as your body slowly slips into unintentional sleep. Once you have entered this state of drowsiness, you might as well be drunk, as your reflexes will be just about as slow as if you were.

So how do you avoid becoming drowsy? The primary way to stay alert at the wheel is to recognize the signs of drowsiness and fatigue and to stop and rest once you start to feel them. If you start to feel your neck getting loose and your eyelids getting heavy, it is time to pull over and rest before you end up doing something stupid. Alternatively, if you have had plenty of sleep and seem to just be feeling a midday slump, there are plenty of fun ways that you can entertain yourself behind the wheel.

Below, we have compiled a list of fun things to keep you entertained behind the wheel, whether you are a long-haul trucking company driver or not. Check them out!

Listening To The Radio

An age-old method of entertainment for a long drive is listening to the radio. Listening to the radio can be mentally engaging, keeping you both awake and entertained. Whether you are listening to riveting stories of distant lands on National Public Radio or listening to some of your guilty pleasure songs, you can be mentally engaged without becoming distracting you from the road.

Listening To Podcasts

Much like listening to the radio, listening to podcasts is an excellent way to stay awake. Podcasts also cover a large range of topics from sports talk and athlete interviews to murder mysteries to virtually any other specific niche topics that you are interested in. Another benefit of podcasts is that you can download them to a mobile device prior to your trip. This will come in handy for any one of the long haul trucking companies or the families traveling through rural parts of the country with poor radio service like Wyoming or Kansas.

The License Plate Game

While you might see this game as childish (because you used to play it as a child), it is still extremely effective in keeping you alert. If you are unfamiliar with this game, we will refresh your memory.

To play this game, you simply have to look for license plates that originate from different states. Create a list of the different states that you’ve seen and challenge yourself to find all 48 before you reach your destination. And yes, we know that there are 50 states, but Alaska and Hawaii have been tastefully excluded because of the improbability of seeing them.

Bring A Camera

Bringing a camera on a long trip is another great way to stay alert. All you have to do is drive while looking for excellent picture taking opportunities. When you see one, you can stop the vehicle and take some pictures. Not only will taking pictures be fun, but it also gives you the opportunity to stand up, stretch, and walk around. By doing so, you will feel re-energized and ready to tackle the rest of the trip.

Family Vacations And Freight Trucking

Something that you probably never thought that you would hear is that freight companies and family vacations may share some of the same dangers on the road. Of course, that danger is drowsy driving. With 17 percent of automotive fatalities being associated with drowsy driving, our freight trucking company Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging saw it necessary to address the issue in a fun way. So don’t hold back, try one, two, or all four of our suggestions the next time you have a long drive.

If you are looking for a top trucking company that specializes in freight trucking, you happen to be on the right website, as Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging provides service second to none. Whether you need heavy haul trucking, heavy equipment movers, or any other service that a national trucking company may provide, we’ve got you covered.

Additionally, we provide other services like rigging, millwright work, crating and Packaging, warehousing, turnkey solutions, as well as specialized heavy hauling. With such a large amount of services to offer, we do see ourselves as one of the top east coast trucking companies, even though we do work nationally.

If any of the above services interest you or hit the nail on the head of what you need to be done, contact us today or request a free quote from us at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc.

What Our Trucking & Rigging Company Can Do For You

The original definition of the word “rig” refers to the equipment used to hang the sails on a sailboat and is popularly referred to as rigging in the sailing communities. While we aren’t sailors, we do practice working in the rigging industry, where the only commonality of our industry and sailing is that we use lines, ropes and other “rigs” to functionally move something where we want it to be, or where you want it to be, that is.

Here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. we offer rigging services second to none in the Edison, New Jersey area. Are you still a little unclear about what rigging is? In today’s blog post, your standard and industrial rigging company, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. will be discussing some of the more basic and broad services that a crane and rigging company can provide.

Basic Services

While we know many of the people visiting our website already have an idea of what rigging is because you are obviously in search of rigging companies, but we hope that this post informs you of a use for rigging services that you did not know prior to this post.

Machinery Moving

Do you have a piece of machinery, likely industrial, that needs to be moved a short distance but is simply too heavy? Luckily, rigging companies like ours can help! For products that are simply too heavy for sheer manpower or the equipment that you have on site, a crane with rigging might be the perfect solution for you. Rigging uses leverage and a series of pulleys and other systems to lift objects that would otherwise be immovable.

Are you moving the machinery farther than just across town? No worries, because our rigging company also offers heavy haul trucking services all across the country. If you have a large piece of machinery that needs moving, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc.  

Erecting

Are you building yourself a home? Or are you building yourself a business property? Well, it doesn’t really matter, because here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. we offer both standard rigging and industrial rigging services.

Erecting is the act of building something, in most cases referring to building a taller structure. Whether it be that you need a center pole erected for a pole-barn, or concrete walls erected for the exterior of an industrial office building, crane and rigging companies like us can help. Much like the use of rigging in the act of moving machinery, rigging utilizes leverage and height to help lift tall and top heavy objects. If you are building and are in need of a quality and experienced rigging team, contact us today.

Hoisting

Do you have a heavy item on the ground floor that needs to be on the top floor? Have you tried just wishing it would magically appear where you want it? Just as we suspected, it probably didn’t work. Something that will work though is calling a crane and rigging company like ours here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc.

The act of hoisting something usually requires a crane. The first step is to properly tether the cargo, whatever it may be, to the crane’s pulley system. Once the riggings are in place, it is possible for the operator of the industrial rigging crane to lift, or hoist, the object up to the height it needs to reach. The importance of having a crane when hoisting objects or materials is immeasurable, as the ability to move the crane laterally makes for an efficient and precise placement of the cargo.

Jacking & Shoring

Initially, this service may seem rather easy to figure out, as jacking, indeed does refer to the act of using jacks to lift an object, but the latter may seem a little less familiar. Shoring is the process of supporting a building, structure, vehicle or any other physical structure with temporary supports. This can be done for many reasons, but are most regularly used to lift older buildings or support large walls that have recently been erected, but regardless of the task, we can help you.

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we offer a plethora of services as a crane and rigging company, but one of the coolest services that we offer is jacking and shoring. Because jacking and shoring is diverse in the nature of its uses, be sure to contact us today to talk about the logistics of your project.

& More

Honestly, we could sit here all day discussing the many things that rigging companies like ours can do for you, but instead, we think that we will stop here. To wrap up this discussion about what a crane and rigging company can do for you we feel that we should state that the lines are blurred. By that we mean not every project that can be assisted by a crane or a rigging crew can be defined as one of the above project types. Instead, when you have a project that you think could be assisted by the use of a crane and rigging company, just get in touch with us and ask.

Hiring A Rigging Company Like Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging

If you have a difficult project that you think could be assisted by a rigging company, be sure to contact us right away here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. to ask about our services. Not only do we provide the above services that we briefly discussed just now, but we also offer services like millwright work, engineering, and design, intra/inter state moves, crane work, gantry work, skidding, equipment installation, leveling and alignment, OEM installations, from our NCCCO certified signalment and riggers. We would love to help you with any project, job, or other logistical issues that you need to be solved. Our experienced team has the knowledge and skill set to get the job done efficiently at a level of quality that is second to none.

So if you need help with any project, complex or small, be sure to contact us today at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. for a free quote!

Safety Tips For Heavy Haul Trucking

As you probably already know from looking at other pages on our site, heavy haul trucking is an industry that carries large objects, often involving machinery relocation, using large trucks with varied flatbed trailers. In fact, if you have ever been driving on the interstate and seen a gargantuan piece of machinery strapped to a truck, you have likely seen heavy haul trucking in action.

Often accompanied by signs dictating “heavy load” and spotter cars with flashing lights, heavy haul trucking can be a dangerous task. In order to safely relocate machinery from point A to point B, a heavy haul trucker must have the proper experience, as well as the proper equipment to get the job done.

In today’s blog post your heavy haul trucking company, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. based out of Edison, New Jersey, is going to discuss heavy haul trucking and the most important tips to staying safe out on the road.

What Safety Means To Us

Here at Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc., we hold our employees to the highest standards of safety. While other heavy haul companies also practice safety when freight trucking and machinery location, we like to think that we go the extra yard, making us even safer than our competition.

While safety might seem like something that only benefits us, as a heavy equipment transportation company, it really does provide many benefits to you as a customer. When working with heavy haul company, knowing that they keep their employees’ safe means that they will keep your freight or machinery safe during its relocation. Continue reading to learn more about how machinery relocation service companies like ours practice safety in the field.

Preparation

Obviously, the first step to any project is to prepare both yourself and the equipment. Improper preparation can lead to issues that can either damage the product that is in transit, the vehicle transporting the product, or the vehicle operator.

A great way for vehicle operators to prepare for a heavy haul trucking job is for them to sit down and make a list. The vehicle operator should make a list of all the equipment needed to secure, load, and unload the particular machinery that is to be relocated. Additionally, it is important for the vehicle operator to look at a map and visualize the route they will be taking because even with current GPS technology, it is important to be able to visualize where you are on the map. For trucking and rigging companies like ours, who work in freight trucking and machinery relocation across the country, this is particularly important.

Secure The Cargo

One of the most important aspects of safety for the driver, as well as the customer’s freight or machinery, is to properly secure the load to the trailer. Securing the load on the trailer is not a straightforward task that can be done in minutes, but rather should be done slowly and correctly to ensure that the cargo is properly loaded.

While heavy haul trucking accidents are infrequent, the risk associated with an accident occurring is very high. Because of the size, shape, and weight of the cargo, an accident is likely to be much worse than your average “fender-bender”. Practicing proper loading techniques can reduce the risk of an accident exponentially, hence why we take our time ensuring that every load is evenly distributed and tied down properly.  

Offer Drivers Training Opportunities

One of the most beneficial ways to ensure the safety of the trucker, truck, and cargo is to provide the trucker with valuable training opportunities. Training a truck operator to properly and efficiently load a truck, drive safely, as well as how to stay alert on the road is an extremely undervalued way to increase safety from the start of the trip to the finish.

Having a highly-trained driver is an extremely important way to complete a job safely, not necessarily because of their skills, or lack thereof, but because the American roadway is an extremely variable place.

One of the largest dangers to heavy haul truckers is other drivers on the roadway because while focusing on keeping an oversized load in its lane, they also have to keep their head on a swivel for reckless drivers. What other drivers fail to realize most is that it takes a lot more space for an extremely heavy truck to slow down than it does for a compact vehicle, making it necessary for the trucker to keep alert and watch out for cars that try to cut in front of the truck.

Plan Your Route In Advance

As we mentioned earlier, it is important to sit down and make a list of the equipment that you may need, as well as looking at the map for potential routes. Planning the route is extremely important for machinery relocation because not all roads can hold the weight of an extremely heavy load, nor can some roads provide enough space for large freight trucking.

When planning a route, the driver should be looking for roads with low weight requirements, roads undergoing construction, and roads with low hanging bridges. Because of the size of most heavy haul trucking loads, it is important to consider if these roads can handle the width, height, or weight of the load.

For Safe Heavy Haul Trucking Contact Us

For any of your heavy haul trucking needs, whether that be freight trucking or equipment relocation, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. is here for you. Whether you need heavy machinery movers to move your oversized load across town, or across the country, we can help.

And we get it when you search “machinery moving companies,” “heavy haul companies,” or “heavy equipment movers” you will probably get quite a few places to choose from, but if you want peace of mind knowing that your cargo is safe, give us a call.

Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. is your trusted machinery relocation company here in New Jersey, as well as destinations all around the country, so if you need to relocate your machinery, contact us or request a quote today.