Specialized

Silence Lines is an experienced Freight Carrier specialized in heavy hauling and over-sized loads from US and Canada into Mexico and vice-versa. We can offer you "straight thru service" without transloading at the border.

Flatbed

Flatbeds are the most versatile trailers as they can be used to transport almost any load regardless of size. The benefit of using a flatbed trailer is that it can be loaded from any side with a forklift or crane. Our flatbeds can carry up to 48,000 lbs. legally, and with a permit can carry additional weight. Our flatbeds can legally handle shipments up to 53 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches wide, and 8 feet 6 inches high.

Step-Decks

Step deck or drop deck trailers are like a flatbed except they can accommodate a load with a height of 10 or 11 feet depending on the model. Step deck trailers may also be used with ramps for shipments that can be driven on for easier loading. Our step decks can carry loads of up to 48,000 lbs. legally and are 53 feet long. The downside of this trailer is the length of the deck is not consistent. It has an upper deck of roughly 10 feet and bottom deck of roughly 43 feet.

Double Drop

Double drop trailers or mini decks have a middle deck with two upper decks. The double drop is another option for transporting loads that are over legal heights. Our double drops have main decks that are 29-34 feet long, 10-foot front decks and 8-foot rear decks. Some of these trailers can legally handle loads that are 12’ 6” in height in the well. If a shipment exceeds that height it must be permitted but that is no problem for Silence Lines.

RGNs

Removable Goosenecks (RGNs) or ``lowboys`` are typically used to transport heavy loads but can be used for a variety of shipments. The neck of an RGN can be detached and will allow the front of the trailer to be used as a ramp. Our RGNs can transport loads ranging from 48,000 to 100,000 lbs. but additional axles can be used to accommodate even heavier loads. The main deck ranges from 29 feet to 34 feet long like a double drop.

Dry Van

Dry van trailers are best for loads that need to be protected all around. Their loading capacity is limited because they can only be loaded from the back of the trailer and would normally require a loading dock for loading and unloading. Our dry vans can carry a maximum weight of 48,000 lbs. and accommodate 53 feet in length, 8 feet 5 inches in width and 9 feet 2 inches in height.

Curtain Side

Curtain Side trailers are versatile and allow the shipper and recipient to easily load or unload the trailer. These trailers can be loaded from the front, back, top or sides. The Conestoga comes with a durable sliding tarp system designed to protect freight in transit without touching it. This type of trailer is commonly used to carry heavy or sensitive loads that need security and protection from outside elements. Conestoga trailers eliminate the need to tarp a shipment like on a standard open flatbed.

Multiaxel

Freight in the 50 to 160-ton range can be carried with our multi-axle trailers. Heavier freight can be carried by our dual lane trailers which use more wheels to distribute the weight over the surface area of the trailer. Dual-lane trailers can be up to 132 feet long and are designed for maneuverability with any given load.
The most common axle designs are 6,7,8,9,10,11,13 and 20, however the number of axles can vary.

International

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Whether crossing borders or oceans, Silence Lines can provide full service logistics. If you need to get product there, chances are we've been there whether Mexico, Asia, Europe or Canada.

Silence Lines partners with only the best in Mexican and Canadian Customs Brokerage so we can effectively and efficiently expedite border crossing minimizing delays and confusion.

If you have a question about international freight we're here to assist you. Let us provide you with professional and accountable trans-border services and solutions.

Government shipping

Government shipping is a competitive business, but Silence Lines is proud to say we have been a trusted shipping service provider for several local, state and federal governmental agencies for years. Our guaranteed fast, efficient service and some of the most affordable prices in the industry are no doubt reasons why.

We know that time is often of the essence when it comes to the government/defense industry, and our record of on-time expedited government shipping is impeccable. We can ship by rail or truck anywhere in the continental United States, and Canada.

We also know that security is essential when it comes to government shipping, and our network of transport providers are trusted, prescreened partners but ones we are continually reviewing. But that vast network allows us to respond quickly to requests for capacity. And we work with governmental agencies to ensure that any communications are kept confidential and that any security clearances are resolved.

We are proud to have a strong relationship and be a trusted transport provider for several governmental agencies. We think it's because we are accustomed to dealing with government shipping requests that are unique and require special attention. And we handle each shipment like our job depends on it.

If you represent a governmental agency, whether it's a small local branch or the Department of Defense, you can trust Silence Lines to handle your government shipping project safely, securely and on time. And if you are a member of the military who needs individual shipping help anywhere in the world, we are proud to help.Our main concern is to maintain superior transportation, on-time scheduling, and a good working relationship with our clients.
Along with providing reliable service, our freight carriers are required to carry cargo insurance certificates for the value of your freight moved.

  • Fleet insurance
  • Logistics division credit references
  • C-TPAT approved
  • Intermodal
  • Warehousing

Boat Transport

We are fully licensed and up to date on the requirements of each State and Federal DOT regulations for boat transportation.

More importantly, we understand the planning needed to get your vessel moved from one place to another.

Each state has it own rules that must be followed. The permits needed can vary from state to state. It can be a headache just trying to keep up with it all.

With our boat transport service, your boat move is simple and easy, from pick up to delivery.

Terminal Services

Customs Brokerage

We offer total management of all import and export Customs formalities. We are focused on service, and will be with you when you need us; whether to assist you in a Customs audit or perform a late or weekend release. We can easily prepare and connect standard import documents electronically to U.S. Customs.

Transloading Service

Our yard size allows for heavy and oversized loads to be easily unloaded and transloaded. We provide transloading service for freight using forklifts and cranes.

Warehouse

Our warehouse offers 5000 sq ft for equipment, machinery and merchandise storage. Our price structure and terms are made to meet different time periods for each client.

Hazardous Materials

Shipping hazardous materials requires taking precautions and using special protective equipment for the safe transportation of these materials. Hazardous materials can be a solid, liquid, or gas that can harm living organisms and/or the environment. HAZMAT is an equivalent term, exclusively used in the United States, which denotes hazardous materials. Hazardous materials may be flammable, toxic, explosive, radioactive, or biohazardous in nature, which is why they require the implementation of safety precautions during their transportation. Most countries have specific rules and regulations to manage hazardous materials but these rules and regulations differ depending upon the use and status of the material. People who handle such materials normally wear protective clothes and also carry protective equipment.

The shipment of hazardous materials is strictly regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the IATA (International Air Transportation Association). The shipment of these materials may present a serious danger if an accident occurs during their shipment. Thus, it is important to follow the rules laid out by the Department of Transportation so that any potentially unsafe conditions are minimized. The U.S. Department of Transportation can impose severe penalties, which include huge fines and even imprisonment for the violation of these rules.

The most important factor involved in shipping hazardous materials is the correct identification of the hazardous materials. Hazardous materials are grouped under different categories. The different categories are:

  • Explosives
  • Flammable Gas
  • Non-Flammable gas
  • Poison Gas
  • Flammable Liquid
  • Flammable Solid
  • Spontaneously Combustible
  • Dangerous When Wet
  • Oxidizer
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Infectious Substance
  • Radioactive White I
  • Corrosive
  • Class 9

Years of Experience

States, Canada and Mexico

Loads Delivered

Satisfied Customers

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