Posted on: 25 June 2015
Oversize hauling is most commonly used for towing semi tractors, trailers, and heavy construction equipment. However, there are three very unusual uses for oversize hauling that may be of some use to you, depending on the business you do. Some of these may surprise you, but all of them will make perfect sense should you ever have to utilize an oversize hauling service.
Transportation of the Morbidly Obese
People who are morbidly obese and whose weights have exceeded three hundred pounds are very difficult to transport in an ambulance or a hearse. For this reason, medical emergencies with considerably heavy people, whether alive or deceased, are handled by oversize hauling services. Sometimes this transportation comes in the form of a moving truck with a lift gate and sometimes it is a utility or cargo trailer which can be towed behind a standard vehicle. It depends on what is available to your hospital or funeral home and what is most respectful and accommodating to the patient or the deceased.
Emergency Truck Rescues
Roads that lead through the mountain ranges in the U.S. have several treacherous curves. There are also miles and miles of road built over very deep ravines. If you are in the business of responding to emergency situations where trucks are part or almost all the way off the road, then oversize hauling services are a godsend. Not only do the power winches and security straps on these trucks keep the trucks from dashing down and bursting into flames, but the flatbeds on some of them also haul away the damaged trucks so other vehicles are not stuck waiting to move on down the road.
Military Training Exercises
Nothing quite builds strength and character like the extreme exercises the military puts soldiers through. As a drill sergeant or as a soldier-in-training, oversize hauling may be one of the things you will need to do to train for battle. Learning to load heavy cargo onto trucks, tow planes around, and/or tow flatbeds with humvees on the back is ground training for most of the military branches. While it seems out of the norm and quite a unique procedure for civilians, it is an everyday procedure for a soldier.
When None of the Above Applies
Even if none of these more unique uses for oversize hauling applies to you or your line of work, it is still worth noting what oversize hauling services can do. You never know when you will run into a situation that calls for some very creative thinking and a solution that involves hauling very heavy objects. Having read about alternative uses for these services, you are equipped to help in the previously mentioned situations.
For professional help with oversize hauling, contact a company such as Gallup Oversize Pilot Service.Share