Load Shifts, Cleanup & Transfers Anywhere Across Northern & Central Illinois

If your load has shifted, spilled or needs to be transferred, we can help. We are a top heavy duty towing company in Channahon, serving all Chicagoland and Central Illinois.

We have industry-leading tow trucks with rotators, forklifts, skidsteers, and everything else needed to make short work of your predicment and get you motoring back down the road.

  • Experienced, Certified Operators
  • Light, Medium & Heavy Duty Tow Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Skidsteers
  • Bobcats
  • U-Line Machine to Rewrap Pallets
  • Heavy Duty Rotators¬†

Dmitry Shandalov
Dmitry Shandalov
2023-03-17
Highly recommend this service for truck drivers!
Buroff Outdoor Services
Buroff Outdoor Services
2023-03-16
They obviously are serious about saftey! Very safe drivers on the roads. Convoy on i55 looking very good!
Thomas Csubak
Thomas Csubak
2023-01-29
Good service was undecking trucks at Peterbilt, the driver showed up on time and knows his job well. Reasonable price . Strongly recommend.

Load Shifts, Transfers and Cleanup in Northern & Central Illinois

Our load shift services are available across Northern & Central Illinois. Our teams are ultra-capable, experienced and ready to roll at a moment’s notice 24/7/365.

We have all the equipment needed to get even the toughest problems handled including:

  • Large Fleet of Heavy Tow Trucks Including Multiple 50 Ton Rotators
  • Forklifts
  • Bobcats
  • Pallet Jacks
  • Strapping Machines

A professional load shift company, also known as a cargo load securement or load shifting service, provides specialized services to ensure that cargo or freight loads are properly secured and balanced within trucks, trailers, or shipping containers. The primary goal of these services is to prevent accidents, damage to cargo, and potential hazards on the road.

Load shift companies play a critical role in maintaining road safety, preventing accidents, and protecting cargo during transportation. Our services are especially important in the trucking and shipping industries, where improperly secured loads can lead to accidents, injuries, and financial losses. Compliance with transportation regulations is a key aspect of our work, as violations can result in penalties and legal consequences for carriers and shippers.

  • Load Shift
  • Load Cleanup
  • Load Transfer
  • Load Recovery
  • Hazmat Recovery
  • Hazmat Cleanup
  • Rotator Recovery
  • Overweight at the Scales
  • IDOT Compliance
  • Spilled Load Recovery
  • Trailer Swaps
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The Heavy Duty Towing Team Coming to the Rescue of Truckers on All Chicagoland Highways

We have a fleet of tow trucks conveniently located across Chicagoland’s most popular highways so we can reach you as quickly as possible. We know it’s never fun. nor safe to be stranded on the side of the highway so we prioritize these calls, get to you quickly, and get you and your vehicle out of harm’s way.

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What Should You Do if Your Truck is Overwieght at the Scales in Illinois?

If your truck is found to be overweight at a weigh station or scales in Illinois, you should follow specific procedures and regulations as outlined by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Here’s what to do if your truck is overweight in Illinois:

  1. Stay Calm and Cooperative:
    • Remain calm and polite when interacting with weigh station personnel or law enforcement officers. Cooperation and professionalism are essential.
  2. Obtain Documentation:
    • Request a copy of the weigh ticket or inspection report. This document will contain details of the weight measurements and any violations found.
  3. Identify the Issue:
    • Determine which part of your truck or trailer is overweight. This may involve inspecting the load and checking the weight distribution.
  4. Unload or Redistribute Weight:
    • If it’s safe and feasible, adjust the load by redistributing weight or removing excess cargo to bring your truck within legal weight limits. Use proper load securement techniques during this process. When time or safety is a concern it is advisable to enlist the services of a professional load shift service
  5. Contact Dispatch or Employer:
    • Notify your dispatch or employer immediately about the situation. They may provide guidance on how to proceed or make arrangements for load adjustments.
  6. Re-Weigh the Truck:
    • After making necessary adjustments, return to the scales to have your truck re-weighed. Follow any instructions provided by the weigh station personnel.
  7. Ensure Compliance:
    • Ensure that your truck is now within legal weight limits and in compliance with all applicable regulations before continuing your journey.
  8. Pay Fines and Penalties:
    • Be prepared to pay any fines or penalties associated with the overweight violation. The amount of fines can vary depending on the severity of the violation and the specific regulations violated.
  9. Keep Records:
    • Maintain records of the incident, including weigh tickets, inspection reports, and any communication with authorities. These records may be necessary for legal or administrative purposes.
  10. Prevent Future Overloads:
    • Take proactive measures to prevent future overloads by carefully calculating and monitoring your load, adhering to weight limits, and using load securement equipment correctly.

In Illinois, like in other states, it’s important to address overweight violations promptly and responsibly. Overweight violations can result in fines, potential damage to roads, and safety risks. Additionally, they can affect your safety record and your employer’s compliance history.

Always consult the specific regulations and guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) or local authorities, as they may have specific procedures and requirements for handling overweight violations within the state. Following these procedures and complying with regulations is crucial for ensuring your safety and compliance with the law.

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