Project transportation is the careful transportation of oversized cargo from the point of departure to the destination with special vehicles. Any non-standard cargo may be eligible for this method. It includes the shipment of all kinds of equipment needed in a domestic or international project, taking part in the entire project process and coordinating the shipment operation until it is completed.

Project transportation is a rapidly growing business. Safe and smooth transportation of cargo is essential to avoid adversely affecting other vehicles or infrastructure. It starts with the loading of the cargo from the manufacturer, cargo ship, another vehicle, factory or warehouse. Choosing the right tow truck is very important for a trouble-free transportation. Choosing the right trailer and tow truck depends on the type of cargo, destination and distance.

Project loads are transferred to vehicles with cranes that require many precautions. Strong ropes, capstans and hard floors may be required. Loading and unloading must be run as engineering processes. The driver and staff must be experienced in heavy load and road conditions, and must also be trained in ground surveys. Heavy cargo transportation benefits from guide vehicles and it should not be forgotten that project transportation is a teamwork.

Highways, traffic police and district officials should be informed about heavy vehicle crossings and work in coordination to ensure safety.

Another aspect of project transportation is the complete dismantling of a factory’s machinery, transporting it to another country and reassembling it. In other words, moving the entire factory to another location. Factories are moving from countries with higher labor costs to countries with lower costs. Sea transport is the most popular, any transport can be preferred for this purpose. Moving factories requires disassembly and reassembly, which requires engineering services. Working with experienced personnel minimizes costs.


In logistics, road authorities should be contacted and permission should be obtained. Transport, loading and unloading should be reported to the relevant authorities, the measures taken should be validated, and health personnel should be present in dangerous operations.

Along with the transport license, the road report is also important. In some countries, the shipper is expected to find the relevant engineering firm and request the issuance of the report. All costs are borne by the logistics company.

Oversized vehicles must obtain permission to take to the roads, even if they are empty. Even using these vehicles for maintenance requires road permits and escorts, which adds extra cost.

It is very expensive for the transporter to obtain road permits from engineering companies for loads of 150 tons and above. Heavy cargo transport is only allowed during the day. As a result, heavy loads from all over Turkey are transported to countries where costs are lower. Therefore, Turkey cannot compete with weak legislation and high costs.