The Hot Shots You Need

Trucking Denver | StevensWest.comMaking sure that your deliveries arrive at their location in a fast and efficient manner is our job! The team at Stevens West Inc. offers a huge variety of freight delivery services, including hot-shot delivery assistance. With help from our flatbed trucking specialists, you can rest assured that your items will arrive at their destination as soon as possible.

When you contact our company for hot-shot trucking services, you can rest assured that we will work hard to make sure that your items arrive at their location as fast as possible. Our standard hot-shot services are available for partial and smaller loads. We usually use 40’gooseneck trailers pulled by 1-ton pickup trucks for these deliveries. These truck and trailer combos can handle many of the same loads that a standard flatbed can, but come in a smaller version.

Whether you are seeking help with your smaller deliveries or are in the market for assistance with oversized freight, you can trust the team at Stevens West Inc. Our business provides trucking in Denver, as well as places all over the continent – including Mexico and Canada. Call us at (888) 606-5599 for more information about how we swiftly take your products from origin to destination today.

Be Aware of Chain Laws, The Snow is Falling

Drivers beware.  As the weather begins to turn bitter and cold, so do the interstate regulations for carrying sufficient chains and chaining up along the winter corridors.  We all know that these laws are in place in order to preserve the safety and consistent flow of traffic for all of the commercial and passenger vehicles travelling throughout the mountains during the Winter season.  As you begin to prepare your trucks, and make your way into the mountains, please be diligent in your efforts, and understanding the laws, and how to be prepared.  The Truckers Report is a fantastic resource for national chain laws and how to learn more about specific state chain-law information.  For drivers passing along the 1-70 corridor, through the great state of Colorado, please check out CDOT’s cotrip.org for a great summary of Colorado chain-law, and a list of all of the chain stations along the highway from exit 133 (Dotsero) all the way to exit 259 (Morrison).
Here are a couple helpful tips to ensure you are driving safe, and delivering goods on time:

  1. Please be prepared with the right equipment.  Before your next trip, perform a pre-trip inspection, load up with the proper chains and accessories, including anti-icing gel and plenty of windshield washer fluid.
  2. Please add sufficient time to your delivery schedule to allow for chaining up, and chaining down along the route.  That way you are not stressed about stopping, and unintentionally put yourself in an expensive/dangerous position.
  3. If you don’t already, please put together an emergency kit, with food, water, blankets, and any other supplies you may need if weather persists.
  4. Know where your chain stations are before you set out.  Weather can strike at any time, without warning, leaving you stranded between stations.
  5. Obey the speed limit, and give our four wheeled friends plenty of room.  Remember, you are the professional, and they get nervous around big trucks.

We at Stevens West want to ensure that everything gets delivered on time and within budget, but most importantly, we want to make sure our Knights of the Highway remain safe. Be careful out there.