Up close image of mobile office on a drop deck trailer.
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Up close image of mobile office on a drop deck trailer.

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Shipping Office Trailers from Louisiana to Illinois

William Thomas

William Thomas

Senior Logistics Manager

Our shipping specialist Brian H. was contacted by a returning customer to have this single 15,000-pound mobile office trailer moved from Saint Joseph, Louisiana to Mcleansboro, Illinois. Brian performed a load evaluation on the phone and again on-site to determine the most effective shipping method to use for the office trailer. After that, a route plan was drawn up with the help of Heavy Haulers dispatchers who then deployed the perfect stretch, double drop deck trailers.

Semi Truck Hauling Mobile Office Trailer

Mobile Offices Hauled by Two Semi Trucks

Since the office trailer was too wide to transport singly, they split it into two to facilitate easier and safer shipping. Cranes were then used to winch the 46 foot long and 24 feet wide modular office trailer on to two of our double drop deck trailers. Each office trailer load now had a width of 12 feet and a weight of 7,500 pounds for more comfortable hauling.

Loading and unloading process for step deck trailers is much safer for everybody involved.

Moving Mobile Offices on a Drop Deck Trailer

They prepped the 12-foot high office trailer haul by securing both modules with tie-downs and chains for shipping. Both office trailer sections now had one open side, which Brian and his team of load handlers covered with tarpaulins. Brian obtained all the overweight load permits for the journey from Louisiana to Illinois, and he deployed two escort vehicles for the oversized loads.

Heavy Haulers the trailers that undertook this consignment have reverse gooseneck couplings that simplified the loading process by backing up into the yard at Saint Joseph. The high office trailers were better accommodated by the lower platform of the lowboy trailers for interstate shipping. Distance to transport was 562 miles, and the convoy took interstate 55 North to McLeansboro, IL 62859.

Semi trucks driving with mobile offices on trailers

50-Mile Integrity Check Saved This Mobile Office Trailer Transport

As the two drop deck trailer convoy began the haul of the office trailer, Heavy Haulers expert drivers performed their usual 50-mile cargo integrity check to ensure that the rigging and tarpaulin were intact.

On stopping at a safe location, the crew inspected the office trailers only to find that high winds had torn the tarpaulin from one of the open office trailers, and the gash was exposing the interior to the elements.

They knew they needed to handle it carefully, and with precision to ensure the office trailer made it the rest of the way without damage. Luckily, Brian was on top of it, instructing the skilled drivers on how to handle the situation.

Securing The Mobile Offices to Continue Transport

The crew then made tape seals on the tarp completely securing the office trailers’ open side for the rest of the journey. Had the tear gone unnoticed, there would have been damage inflicted by the high roadway draft to the interior furnishings within the office trailer.

After sealing the tarp, the relocation of the office trailer section resumed without incident. Prior to transport, Brian provided the client with an online load tracking link. Every four hours an update was provided, so the client could follow the mobile office trailer’s progress.

Mobile office trailer final approach.

Check out the specs!

Height: 12 ft.

Weight: 15000 lbs.

Length: 46 ft.

Width: 24 ft. split into two of 12 ft. each

Transport miles: 562.6 miles

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Transport Specialist

Brian Goncharsky

Brian has been with NTS for over five years now. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the Branch Manager of the Fort Lauderdale office. He specializes in moving all heavy equipment and oversize loads. 

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