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The transport of oversized goods and its specifics


The transport of oversized goods and its specifics

Certain companies need to ship very large goods to their customers. If your company is considering doing the same, it is normal to have many questions concerning the logistics of this type of transport.

In this article, we will explain the specifics of the transport of oversized goods, and answer the potential questions that may arise.

A few examples of oversized goods transported on our roads

Whether for vehicles, construction equipment or electrical machinery, many types of goods are sized far beyond the conventional capacities of a transport truck.

Depending on the size and specific characteristics of the goods, transport experts will be able to offer you a solution best suited to your needs.

What type of vehicles transport oversized goods?

Even though alternatives exist (airplane or boat) to ensure the transport of oversized goods, the simplest option is to opt for truck transportation due to its flexibility and allowance for just-in-time delivery.

Professional trucking companies have vehicles specifically designed to deliver all types of cargo.

Depending on the nature of the goods, their shape and size, a company can offer you a vehicle with an open or closed roof.

The “open” trailer type is reserved for the transport of large goods which can’t fit into their closed counterparts: the product is then firmly secured to the vehicle to prevent it from moving around during the journey.

Are vehicles that transport oversized goods subject to any special rules?

Among the most frequently asked questions on trucking, those relating to specific regulations that need to be applied are often discussed.

Note that in this case, the difference between a trip by conventional convoy and a vehicle transporting oversized goods is very small. There are, however, restrictions during the winter season, when the roads are in worse condition.

To learn more, you can browse the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation section of the Highway Safety Code.

Also, it is worth paying attention to the weight of your cargo if you want it to make it across US borders. The maximum permitted limit differs in the United States and Canada.

How can oversized goods be safely transported?

It is normal to feel anxious when you want to ship large but fragile products by road.

However, you have any fears about the transport of your goods, you can put them to rest.

Any heavy vehicle transporting goods won’t exceed 105km/h, which is the law on Quebec roads!

This greatly reduces the risk of your goods being damaged during transport.

Additionally, when transporting oversized goods, they will be protected by packaging specifically designed to keep them from receiving damage caused by road travel.


If you want to get in touch with an expert in the transport of oversized goods, you can contact us today!

With EconoNord, you can rest assured that your cargo is safe for the entirety of its trip.