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Bruce Christiansen — Supervisor, Sartell

Bruce has 36 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has worked for asset-based providers, and owned and operated his own brokerage firm. For the last six years, Bruce has worked for C.H. Robinson and brings a wealth of knowledge in the unique aspects involved in heavy haul freight.

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads | Transportfolio

Oversized Load

Before jumping into the key considerations for these types of shipments, let’s first explain what qualifies a shipment as a wide load. In the United States, and wide or oversize load is a vehicle and/or load that is wider than 8’6” (2.59 m). Each U.S. state has slightly different requirements for oversize shipments, so it’s important to know the legal requirements for each state.

For that reason, and many others, navigating the specialized world of flatbed shipments can be tricky, especially when shipping oversized loads like tractors, combines, bulldozers, cranes, steel beams, wind blades, or prefabricated homes.
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