If you need to hire a tractor and driving crew to move a trailer that you already have available, you will want to find a reliable and affordable solution. By working closely with freight carriers and power-only service providers across the country, we make sure that Freight Rate Central’s prices are affordable and predictable. That way, we can provide a fast, free and accurate estimate on the price of hiring a tractor and crew with our online freight quote calculator.
When is Power Only Service Needed?
You may find yourself in a situation where you have a trailer that you can load up yourself, but you don’t have a tractor or driver to move your goods or equipment. Power-Only Trucking services are on call to take care of these problems, providing both a tractor and either a single driver or a team to pull customer owned trailers wherever they need to go.
We can match you with a power-only trucking service that either moves cargo locally or for long distances, even across state lines or internationally. Power-only units are extremely versatile tractors and are driven by highly experienced drivers who work either alone or in teams, depending on the exact nature of the shipment.
How Do Power Only Cabs Work?
A power-only trucking unit includes an adjustable fifth wheel that helps fit the tractor to your trailer’s exact dimensions and specifications. This gets a lot of guesswork out of the way, and that is an important consideration when you’re trying to ship some cargo that you’ve loaded yourself. Most power-only units are suited to handle standard weight loads, but larger, four-axle units are available for moving overweight loads. It’s important to know beforehand which kind of power-only unit you’ll need.
Fortunately, the power-only truckers that we work with are highly experienced in moving a variety of cargo and working with all kinds of equipment, including oversized equipment. When trying to move sensitive or fragile freight, having an experienced team driving the tractor is essential. If you don’t have a trucking team available that has the skill and experience that you need to haul your cargo, or if you’ve got more trailers than cabs and you’re simply over-committed, then we can find you a power-only service in your area.
What are Power Only Set-Ups Commonly Used For?
Moving equipment like flatbed trailers, shipping containers, dry vans, tankers and refrigerated vans are no problem to our Power Only carriers. We work with a wide array of customers who need to move everything from medical equipment to military ordnance, and we can find truckers who have personal experience hauling whatever kind of cargo that you need to move. As long as the equipment complies with national, state, and local regulations throughout the regions where it will travel, Freight Rate Central will be able to find a power-only freight service provider to do the job.
Power Only Limitations
Power-only trucking units do have a few limitations. Standard power-only trucking units have three axles, but three axles aren’t always sufficient to move the heaviest loads. Overweight loads may require the use of a four-axle power-only unit, so it is essential that we know the weight of the shipment in order to get the right power-only unit and crew for the job.
In general, power-only trucking services are an ideal solution for moving unexpected loads quickly, for taking up the slack when your drivers are over-committed or for making long distance one-way hauls. In general, power-only trucking units are the perfect solution for moving specialized equipment or for making long, one-way trips.