When transporting an oversized load, a permit is needed for each and every state that the trailer goes through. This means extra costs for both the permits themselves and the administrative fees for acquiring each separate permit. In addition, some states take several days to issue permits, so early planning is necessary if the unit needs to be delivered by a certain date.
Restrictions on time of day that trailer can be moved.
Many states put restrictions on the time of day that oversized loads can be transported. Most of these restrictions only allow travel during daylight hours. Therefore, it may take longer than normal for the unit to arrive at its final destination.
Some roads, such as toll roads, bridges and smaller highways, can not accommodate oversized loads. Because of this, normal routes can not always be taken when transporting these loads. This can lead to additional time needed for transportation and the need for additional miles to be driven.
In some instances, depending on the actual size and weight of the trailer, a pilot car is required for transport through certain states. When this happens, extra fees need to be charged to cover the cost of the driver, fuel, miles, etc. for this additional vehicle.
Oversized medical units typically do not come with an onboard transport power source. This means that the entire unit must be completely shut down during transportation. However, DelMed does offer generator power while the unit is in transport.