Small but powerful
Even short distance transports can sometimes be a big task. It was only from the manufacturer in Drochtersen, Lower Saxony, to the plant of the well-known chemical company in Stade, just 16 kilometers away. For this transport of two containers of the chemical giant DOW, however, preparations had to be made, which took around one month to complete.
Of course, the first step was the route survey, then the completion of all necessary formalities. After the “go-ahead” of the authorities, the detailed work on the road could start. On the chosen route, traffic lights had to be turned and signs had to be dismantled. The two trucks, with their respective overall dimensions of 18.5 meters long, 5 meters wide and 5.50 meters high, were able to reach their destination smoothly and without any delays.
Two three-axle semitrailer trucks were used, as well as a two- and three-axle flatbed semi-trailer, on which the container was transported well secured. With a total weight of 40 tons each, the two semitrailers needed hours for a route that a motorist would cover in about 20 minutes in normal traffic.