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How to Find Affordable Utility Hauling Services

Transport prices are unpredictable since so many factors influence how much it costs to move bulky items from point A to point B. It’s tough to find honest, reliable, affordable utility hauling services to help with big projects. While utility hauling is not quite like home improvement, debris removal, or junk hauling, it still requires specialized equipment.


Big jobs have lots of complicated moving parts. It’s important for every aspect of the job to run smoothly because inefficiency can cause accidents and delays. Large cargo is often overlength, bulky, and awkward to move. While many local places will offer trailer rentals or car carriers that you can use for waste removal, pulling a heavy utility trailer isn’t for the inexperienced.


If you’ve ever rented a trailer for a junk removal project, you know that rental companies charge an arm and a leg for their equipment. Not to mention, the average haul trailer or car trailer won't even be suitable for your utility hauling needs. The average cost is impacted by fuel prices, mileage, and rental cost. Instead of taking on all the risk of moving utility poles, it’s best to leave your waste removal to the pros.


So how can you find a reliable, affordable overlength hauling service for your utility project?


Cargo Type

The first step is to figure out what type of cargo you’re moving. There are different considerations for wood poles, steel poles, concrete poles, and transformers. The type of cargo you need to move will impact the price. Be sure to acquire quotes for exactly what utility materials you will need moved.


Cargo Dimensions and Weight

Cargo length has a significant on hauling prices. Overlength loads require special permits for transportation –– for good reason! Securing large loads and transporting them safely is a tough job. The definitions of an oversize load vary by state, so it’s important to check local regulations along the full shipping route. Likewise, the price of permits varies in each state. A professional trucking company will factor these costs into their services so that you don’t end up with costly surprises.


Often, overlength cargo will be very heavy, much heavier than a standard trailer rental can handle. Pulling large, heavy loads safely requires lots of experience to prevent accidents and costly delays. If you’re moving lots of utility poles, it’s best to call in the professionals.


Blackwood Resources specializes in hauling a wide variety of heavy, overlength materials including wood poles, steel poles, concrete poles, transformers, utility pipes, and much more.


Type of Hauling Equipment

When tackling big moving projects, you need heavy equipment. Most standard trailer rentals simply aren’t up to the job. You need equipment that can handle the load and go the distance. Frankly, the equipment you need to safely and effectively move utility cargo is not rentable or usable by the average person.


The best way to guarantee that the equipment you use is up to the job is to hire a reliable, affordable trucking company. Blackwood Resources uses specialized trucks that can safely haul heavy, overlength loads, along with professional drivers who can make sure the job gets done right every time.


Shipping Route

Prices vary greatly depending on your shipping route. Mileage is one factor. The further you have to go, the more expensive hauling will be. However, the distance itself is not all that matters.


The specific route also plays a role. If your point of origin and your destination are in different states, you’ll need to ensure that your transportation solution complies with both state and federal laws. Some smaller utility hauling companies don’t have the infrastructure or experience to haul overlength materials across state borders.


When it comes to hauling large loads, Blackwood Resources is here to help you transport overlength cargo. Our drivers are the best, and we always make sure to carry the right permits to prevent delays or costly fines.


Service Area

So you found an affordable trucking company, but it turns out they don't service your area! What a headache! When it comes to utility hauling, it’s best to choose a company that has a vast network. This saves time and money since you can get the job done without coordinating multiple services.


Blackwood Resources is one of the largest, most reliable trucking companies in the United States. Our network spans the majority of the eastern United States –– and we’re still growing! For hauling needs throughout the southeast and the rest of the country, we are here to help. Simply inquire about your hauling needs to learn more.


Unloading Costs

Believe it or not, a lot of hauling companies don’t necessarily unload the items for you. Imagine setting up and paying for specialty trucking just to find out the company won’t take your utility poles off without an additional fee!


This is why unloading costs are a key factor to consider when looking for affordable utility hauling. Many times, the companies charge extra (if they do it at all). Otherwise, you’re stuck hiring additional help and renting equipment just to unload. All of these add to your overall project costs.


That’s why it’s so helpful to find a self-unloading utility hauling company like Blackwood Resources. As a self-unloading company, we take care of unloading for you. There are no additional fees, and you won’t need to hire more people just to get your utility poles unloaded. We have the specialized equipment built right onto our trucks.


There are many key benefits to working with a self-unloading hauling company including:

  • Saving hours of time with hiring, renting, and unloading.

  • Saving a lot of money on the utility hauling process.

  • Reducing the safety concerns at your material yard.

Affordable Utility Hauling You Can Count On

Finding affordable utility hauling can be difficult, but it does not have to be. You can spend hours researching options online, or you can turn to our knowledgeable team. With Blackwood Resources, you can count on our experienced, dedicated team for all of your utility hauling needs.


We do everything in our power to provide you with quality, yet affordable specialty trucking services. As a self-unloading company, we save you time and money on unloading. Our specialized trucks are designed to haul utility poles and transformers effectively.


When planning your haul, we look to select the best possible route. Our goal is to make hauling as stress-free and affordable as possible. That’s why we operate as an asset-based company, employing all of our drivers and owning our own equipment. There’s no expensive middle man when you work with us, just our experienced team.


We’re here to help with our utility hauling solutions today. Contact us today at 812-676-8770 or jamie@blackwoodresources.com for more information about our services!


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