Over Dimensional Freight Service
Melton Truck Lines has a team of experts in our over-dimensional department that facilitate load routings, obtaining permits, streamlined guidance, and other special requirements. We are a full-service flatbed and stepdeck carrier, offering both legal and over-dimensional loads to best satisfy our customers shipping needs.
What is Over Dimensional Freight?Over-Dimensional, or “OD” freight, is any product that exceeds one or more of the standard legal size criteria implemented by each state.
Melton Size Limits for Over-Dimensional Loads:
Melton flatbeds can load up to 65’ long material, but the load must be under 38,000 lbs to scale legally and must be self-supporting material.
*Certain restrictions apply to loads greater than 10’ wide. Contact our Special Services Coordinator, Hannah Ashley at 918-270-9657 or [email protected] or Erica Ty at 918-270-9667 or [email protected].When the size of the load exceeds one or more of these limits, it is considered Over-Dimensional. At any time if a load exceeds 8’6” in width, it will be considered over-dimensional in every state. Every state has different length limits for combination vehicles, so Melton’s over-dimensional department takes extra care to make sure our unique load is routed and permitted correctly.
Is my load eligible for a permit?For a load to be eligible to operate under a permit, it must be a “non-divisible” load. This means that the freight must be one solid piece that cannot be easily disassembled and made into smaller pieces that will fit within the legal-size limits of the trailer. If a load is over 8’6” in width, it must be one piece that cannot be altered to fit within the legal-size limits.
Multiple pieces placed side by side would be considered a “divisible” load and must be made legal. However, this does not mean that we cannot take over-dimensional freight that is multiple pieces. We can take multiple pieces of over-dimensional freight, as long as the piece(s) causing the load to be over-dimensional fit within the definition of a “non-divisible” load.
Please contact our Special Services Coordinator, Hannah Ashley at 918-270-9657 or [email protected] or Erica Ty at 918-270-9667 or [email protected], with any questions or concerns you have about O-D freight.
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