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Need to transport a storm shelter? Then you have come to the right place. We can transport Prefabricated underground shelters, including corrugated steel culverts storm shelter, steel plate storm shelter, reinforced fiberglass storm shelter, high-density polyethylene storm shelter, and concrete reinforced with rebar or fibermesh storm shelters.
(Wikipedia) An average storm cellar for a single family is built close enough to the home to allow instant access in an emergency, but not so close that the house could tumble on the door during a storm, trapping the occupants inside. This is also why the main door on most storm cellars is mounted at an angle rather than perpendicular with the ground. An angled door allows for debris to blow up and over the door, or sand to slide off, without blocking it, and the angle also reduces the force necessary to open the door if rubble has piled up on top. Floor area is generally around eight by twelve feet (2.5 × 3.5 m), with an arched roof like that of a Quonset hut, but entirely underground. In most cases the entire structure is built of blocks faced with cement and rebar through the bricks for protection from the storm. Doing so makes it nearly impossible for the bricks to tumble. New ones are sometimes made of septic tanks that have been modified with a steel door and vents. Most storm cellars are accessible by a covered stairwell, and at the opposite end of the structure there can be conduits for air that reach the surface, and perhaps a small window to serve as an emergency exit and also to provide some light. Storm cellars, when connected to the house, may potentially compromise security.
Fully enclosed underground storm shelters offer superior tornado protection to that of a traditional basement or cellar because they provide separate overhead cover without the risk of occupants being trapped or killed by collapsing rubble from above. For this reason they also provide the only reliable form of shelter against "violent" (EF4 and EF5) tornadoes which tend to rip the house from its foundation, removing the overhead cover which was protecting the occupant.
There are several different styles of storm cellars. There are the generic underground storm/tornado cellar, also called storm or tornado shelters, as well as the new above-ground safe rooms. A "cellar" is an underground unit, but for the sake of the specified use of a "storm cellar" to protect one from high-wind storms, it seems relevant to mention saferooms. There are two basic styles of underground storm cellars. One is the "hillside" or "embankment" and the other is the "flat" ground.
One other style of shelter is the under garage. While similar to other underground shelters, its main difference is that it is installed in a garage rather than outside. Having it installed in the garage allows access to it without having to go outside during a storm. It is sometimes not an option to have a shelter installed outside either due to insufficient space, or local ordinances.
We offer Flatbed and multi axle rgn trucking transportation from Southern California, Long Beach and the entire U.S, along with refrigerated trucking and dry van services. Contact Jason for all your trucking needs.
Whether you are shipping a small machine or a large over-dimensional machine, I should be your first choice. From LTL to Full truck load, shipping via box trucks or multi axle rgn, you will not find somebody more dedicated to you freight then myself.
Specialized heavy hauling shipments are just that, "specialized." It takes a certain type of company to handle oversized shipments. I handle shipments many other companies will not. No matter the size or weight of your product, I have the experience and knowledge of specialized transportation needed to offer a transport solution to your oversized shipment.
We handle full truck loads, LTL Truck Loads and Over Sized loads to and from the following states and cities: Alabama: Montgomery, Arizona: Phoenix, Arkansas: Little Rock, California: Sacramento, Colorado: Denver, Connecticut: Hartford, Delaware: Dover, Florida: Tallahassee, Georgia: Atlanta, Idaho: Boise, Illinois: Springfield, Indiana: Indianapolis, Iowa: Des Moines, Kansas: Topeka, Kentucky: Frankfort, Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Maine: Augusta, Maryland: Annapolis, Massachusetts: Boston, Michigan: Lansing, Minnesota: St. Paul. Mississippi: Jackson, Missouri: Jefferson City, Montana: Helena, Nebraska: Lincoln, Nevada: Carson City, New Hampshire: Concord, New Jersey: Trenton, New Mexico: Santa Fe, New York: Albany, North Carolina: Raleigh, North Dakota: Bismarck, Ohio: Columbus, Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Oregon: Salem, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Rhode Island: Providence, South Carolina: Columbia, South Dakota: Pierre, Tennessee: Nashville, Texas: Austin, Utah: Salt Lake City, Vermont: Montpelier, Virginia: Richmond, Washington: Olympia, West, Virginia: Charleston, Wisconsin: Madison, Wyoming: Cheyenne
Do you know the difference between a Flat-bed and a step deck? Dry van versus a Conestoga? Lowboy versus a gooseneck? Even if you’re not sure what equipment you might need to move your important freight shipment here’s a quick primer on the different trucking equipment types you might encounter.
Each Flat Bed trucking is different from the other types so the information that you will be seeing here should be used and treated as your general guideline. Typically, most of the platform trailers mentioned here are capable of handling freights that may even exceed the dimensions and weights for a required permit in a particular state and even premium charges that are needed to be obtained prior to your specific type of shipment.
Flatbeds are extremely popular and are widely used because they exude a great sense of versatility. Generally, a flatbed is used to load freights on its tip, sides, and rear. With these capabilities, flatbeds have truly become the primary and leading assets of the trucking industry.
This kind of trailer has the capability to carry a maximum legal freight dimension and weight which are as follows:
Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight weight of 48,000 pounds. Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Flatbed Trailer Length- 48 ft – 53 ft Maximum Flatbed Trailer Width- 8.5 ft Maximum Legal Freight Height- 8.5 ft
Step Deck – Stepdeck Trailers are otherwise known as drop deck types and they are in fact a version of the flatbed trailer design that mainly consists of a bottom and top deck.
These trailers are specifically designed to carry and haul freights that cannot be carried or transported on a standard type of flatbed, which is usually due to height restrictions.
The maximum legal dimensions and weight for a Stepdeck – Step Deck Trailers are as follows: Stepdecks Maximum freight weight is 48,000 pounds. Stepdecks Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Stepdeck Trailer Length- 48 ft – 53 ft Maximum Stepdeck Trailer Width- 8.5 ft Maximum Legal Freight Height- 10 ft
Hot shots are extremely popular and are widely used because they exude a great sense of versatility. Generally, a Hotshot is used to load freights on its tip, sides, and rear.
With these capabilities, Hotshot have truly become the primary and leading assets of the trucking industry.
This kind of trailer has the capability to carry a maximum legal freight dimension and weight which are as follows: Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight weight of 12,000 - 20,000 pounds. Flatbed Trailers Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Flatbed Trailer Length- 15 ft – 40 ft Maximum Flatbed Trailer Width- 8.5 ft Maximum Legal Freight Height- 10.5 ft
53ft Box Van
Dry Van trailers are generally enclosed and are commonly used to carry and protect the freights from the harmful elements of the weather or the roads.
Freights can be loaded on the rear and are commonly loaded using a loading dock.
It is similar to a curtain van and it can be loaded from its side too. Legal weight and dimensions are: Dry Van Maximum freight weight is 42,000 lbs to 45,000 lbs. Dry Van Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Dry Vans Length- 48 ft – 53 ft Maximum Dry Vans Width- 8.2 ft Maximum Dry Vans Height- 8 ft
53ft Refrigerator Van
Refrigerated trailer is a temperature-controlled type of trailer. It is generally used for transporting chilled or frozen products. The temperature inside this trailer can be controlled whatever the outside weather is.
Freight Rate Central has the refrigerated trailer you need, regardless of the size of your load or the type of cargo you need shipped. Legal weight and dimensions are:
Refrigerated Trailers Max freight weight is 42,000 to 45,000 lbs. Refrigerated Trailers Maximum freight dimension: Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Length- 48 ft – 53 ft Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Width- 8.2 ft Maximum Refrigerated Trailers Height- 8 ft
The power only trailer is a special type that is generally used in towing various types of trailers, and it usually comes with a fifth wheel hitch, pintle hitch, and ball and hitch.
Only four axles are allowed when the freight is overweight.
Maximum Power Only freight weight and dimensions depend on the type of trailer that is being towed / hauled (state requirements should be strictly followed).
Conestoga trailers come with a rolling tarp system that is used to cover and uncover the trailer and gives protection to the freight.
Conestoga Trailers Max freight weight is 42,000 lbs to 45,000 lbs. Conestoga Trailers Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Dry Vans Length- 48 ft – 53 ft Maximum Dry Vans Width- 8.2 ft Maximum Dry Vans Height- 8 ft
RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are excellent for carrying tall and long freights. It comes with a detachable front, allowing the trailer to be dropped on the ground in order to create a ramp. It is capable of hauling and carrying freights weighing up to 150,000 pounds. It can go from 3 axles up to 20 plus axles for heavier shipments.
RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are more specialized so they render a more expensive usage. Legal weight and dimensions of a RGN or Removable Gooseneck Trailers are as follows:
RGN’s Maximum freight weight is 42,000 pounds. Removable Gooseneck – RGN Maximum freight dimensions: Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Well Length- Main Deck 29 ft Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Well Width- 8.5 ft Maximum Removable Gooseneck – RGN Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft
A Stretch Double-Drop Trailer is generally used for carrying oversized shipments. Its lower deck allows you to load products that can be as tall as 10 feet. It also comes with a so-called “well,” a longer piece at the trailer’s back deck and middle portion.
The well usually measures from 25 feet to 29 feet. Legal weight and dimensions are as follows:
Stretch Double Drops Max freight weight is 45,000 pounds. Stretch Double Drops Maximum freight dimensions: Max Stretch Double Drop Trailer Length- Main Deck 29 ft – 65 ft Max Stretch Double Drop Trailer Width- 8.5 ft Max Stretch Double Drop Legal Freight Height- 11.6 ft