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Heavy Equipment Trucking

American Industrial Werks, a Chicago area based industrial machinery rigging and moving porvider, will find you the right truck to get your load delivered on schedule in the United States, Canada and Mexico at great prices. Whether you need a full truckload for Heavy Hauling or a LTL (partial shipments) we can bring to you flatbeds, single drops (step decks), double drops, containers, 48' & 53' dry vans, air- ride, and equipment for over-dimensional loads. No matter how large the order, we match carriers to your traffic patterns to keep trucks on schedule.
  • Air-ride suspension is recommended for moving machinery and equipment.
  • Generally these trailers have wood floors so wood blocking can be nailed down to secure the load.
  • Machinery and equipment can also be strapped to the floor side rails of the trailers to hold the load in place.
  • Permits for heavier loads may be required for loads exceeding capacity.
Project Planning - Don’t waste thousands of dollars in transportation costs if there is a better way. With the cost of transportation proper planning is critical. How equipment is loaded, consideration of the type of truck to be used and even use of rail can make the difference when you are on a budget. Let American Industrial Werks bring its experience to the table with your project.


Dry Van

A dry van trailer provides added protection from the weather for your machines and equipment.
Deck heights approx: 54" from the ground

Dry van lengths from: 48' to 53'

Load capacity range: 40,000 lbs. to 44,000 lbs.

Trailer widths between: 96" to 102".


Using a flatbed air-ride trailer for transportation of your machines and equipment can provide access for loading from the sides as well as end. This provides added flexibility if no dock is available for loading or unloading. Tarps are used to cover and protect the load from bad weather.
Flatbed trailer lengths range between: 48' to 53'

Deck heights usually at 54" from the ground

Trailer widths from: 96" to 102".

Load capacity: 44,000 lbs. to 48,000 lbs.

Single Drop (Stepdeck)

Single Drop trailers are used to transport tall machines and equipment. Machines can be loading from the sides as well as end. When loading from a dock, ramps are used to raise the deck of the trailer up to dock level. Tarps are used to cover and protect the load from bad weather.
Top deck length range from 10' to 11'

Lower deck length ranges between: 36' to 37'

Trailer widths from: 96" to 102".

Load capacity between: 44,000 lbs. to 48,000 lbs.

Double Drop

Back decks: 9'.
Front top deck length: 10'

Load capacity approx: 45,000 lbs

Lower main deck: 29'

Use a Double Drop trailer for transportation of your tall machines, equipment, or tanks. Loading is done from the sides with these trailers. Tarps are used to cover and protect the load from bad weather.


·  Flatbed Trailer

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