When size matters! Understanding the impact & process of transporting oversized loads
Oct14

When size matters! Understanding the impact & process of transporting oversized loads

If you thought size didn’t matter when it comes to travelling and transporting on the roads, the state governments and police will correct you in thinking otherwise. When it comes to the size and shape of transportation loads in Australia, this is a matter that is taken seriously. It is all for a good reason as state governments want to reduce the threat to people’s safety and environmental damage. Each year there are stories of damage and disruption caused by trucks running into bridges, bringing down power lines or causing damage to other vehicles. To minimise the risks, Membrey’s Transport and Crane hire, a haulage company with vast experience, has provided the following tips to help identify and understand the process when transporting oversized loads. The reasons why we need road safety, and how it has worked in Australia. The Australian states and territories are strict when it comes to transporting oversized loads. If you want to transport items such as farm equipment or cranes, you will need to apply for the necessary permits and process to facilitate a safe movement of specialised transport in that state’s road system. The process and system is diligent and thorough. It is an intrinsic process, but it is one that works by increasing safety and minimising the risk of damage and accidents on the roads. The process differs among the different states and territories. A link to their requirements and processes can be seen in the reference links below. Queensland New South Wales Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia ACT Tasmania Victoria What type of equipment or loads will need require permits? If you are unsure about whether or not you will need a permit for oversized goods, the checklist below will give you an idea. Farming equipment Cranes Houses Boats and yachts Forklifts What considerations need to be kept in mind when transporting oversized goods? Reversing Oversized loads reduce the visibility of the driver. Majority of deaths and damage is caused due to the lack of visibility. It is necessary that the routes that are planned for the transportation of the oversized loads minimise the need of the vehicle to reverse. Furthermore, drivers should be well trained in reversing with oversized cargo. Loading and unloading Loading and unloading the cargo can be tricky. It is important to work with a transportation partner that has access to the machinery that can safely and securely load and unload the cargo for transportation. Transport It is important to work with the right transportation vehicle that will minimise the risk of damage to the transported goods and to the trucks and trailers that are used...

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5 Magical Cottages That Look Like They Have Been Taken Out of Fairy Tales!
May09

5 Magical Cottages That Look Like They Have Been Taken Out of Fairy Tales!

Usually they say home is where your heart is, but we are quite sure that the following cottages will easily get into your heart, and get you to fall in love with them and leave your current home and go there… What do you need to make a fairy tale house? First, you need a rural environment, preferably forest with wolves and witches or fairies and dwarfs hiding behind every rock and tree. Depends on how much adrenaline you prefer… Then you need the cottage itself. Some are based on historical styles while others are designed on the architect’s imagination. However, even those who have real architectural elements still stand with one foot in reality and the other in a fairy tale. Take a look of the Magical Cottages that look like they have been taken out of Fairy Tales: The Cottages of Hobbits in Wales, UK photo via simondale.net Cottage in Canada photo via jamesbirkbeckart.tumblr.com  Forest House in Holland photo via jamesbirkbeckart.tumblr.com  Rustic Hut in Minnesota photo via rusticway.com Akebono Kodomo-no-Mori in Japan photo via yui...

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