Transportation of Engineered Products
Leavitts Freight Service is a full service flatbed carrier, but our specialty is the movement of loads up to 150 in length. Our company entered the trucking industry in 1958 and has grown to one of the primary players in the transportation of utility poles and engineered wood products. Our drivers are trained and experienced in handling extra long loads as well as lengths as short as 25. With equipment that is specially suited to the task, we have built a strong reputation for transporting and unloading these loads without damage.
We began as a small trucking company with a few trucks that were driven by the owners. We have grown to a fleet size of 80 trucks, providing family wage earning positions for well over 100 employees.
EQUIPMENT and LENGTH CAPACITY
Our fleet size is currently at 80 trucks. Fourteen of our trucks are configured to handle loads up to 95 in length. Seven are equipped to pull steerable trailers for the movement of loads exceeding 95 in length. Our specialized steerable trailers are either mechanically or manually steered. The mechanically steered trailers are steered independently from the cab of the truck. The manually steered trailers have a compartment where an additional driver rides and steers the end of the load. These pieces of equipment provide maneuverability as well as increasing safety. With only a few exceptions, all our trucks are cabovers so we can reduce our overall length, thus reducing the associated costs for permits and pilot cars.
Over the past several years, the transportation of wide arches and trusses have become an increasingly larger part of our commodity base. With the use of our specialized equipment we are able to transport these types of loads with great success and safety. We can, and have, transported loads up to the limits set by the states.
The weight capacity of the equipment used for the transportation of engineered wood products is best broken down into three categories:
Our services to our customers vary as much as the needs of our customers vary. With great regularity we provide delivery to jobsites and field locations, and "just in time" deliveries to assist our customers in avoiding the need for storing the product in quantities. We can help them with their planning so the product arrives "just in time" to be placed into the construction project. We are happy to provide 24-hour notice prior to delivery if requested by the customer.
Our trucks are licensed for all 48 states plus Alaska, as well as the Canadian Provinces. We have the best coverage for our customers in the eleven western states. However, we do transport loads across the country on a regular basis. During recent years we have sent many trucks to the disaster stricken areas of the Midwest and East.