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You know that project will cost a lot of money, and you need to hire outside help, but you’re nervous because if you hire the wrong company, things could go horrible--fast?
Well, that didn’t happen here. Heavy Haulers always provide quality and over-the-top shipping services for all our clients. And when you get David Isherwood and Rafael Cardero tag-teaming a bulk load, you’re getting some of the best transport agents in the industry.
A client needed to return barges to Mississippi after their hurricane relief contract expired. That’s right. The client’s been in Florida since Hurricane Ian hit the west coast last year. Each barge was pivotal in clearing debris, such as damaged boats, foreign objects, and other things, from canals and waterways in residential neighborhoods.
It isn’t easy transporting one oversize barge, let alone four, which is why the client needed experts who knew the ins and outs of hauling heavy loads.
But more than that. This client needed experienced agents to handle every detail because these barges are essential to future disaster relief projects.
With so much at stake for this transport, veteran shipping agents David and Rafael teamed up and headed to the transport site in Fort Myers.
Exceptional oversize shipping services start with expert transport agents. Rafael and David ensured the client had the best rigging crew in Ft. Myers. The oversize barges required cranes to load them on the trailers safely.
Rafael and David’s experience working with oversize loads allowed them to utilize three step deck trailers and one flatbed trailer to ship the barges. The dimensions of the barges allow for several trailer options. Rafael and David found the top drivers with the best trailers. The drivers all had experience hauling oversize loads and, more specifically, barges.
Once the crane operator loaded the barges onto each trailer, the crew worked to secure each one safely. Rafael and David inspected each one to ensure nothing was overlooked.
As soon as they determined everything good, Rafael and David took pictures, handled the paperwork, and the drivers began the journey.
It’s a 743-mile trip from Fort Myers Beach, Florida, to Moselle, Mississippi. Without stops and traffic, it’s about an 11-hour journey. With DOT regulations and safety checks, however, the time frame takes considerably longer.
David and Rafael checked in with each driver periodically and relayed the necessary information to the client. Heavy Haulers updates you because we want you to have confidence in the transport.
The barge shipments left Ft. Myers on August 28th, 2023, and arrived in Moselle on August 30th, 2023. The two-day journey went smoothly, with no incidents.
Once in Moselle, cranes unloaded the barges, and the client called David and Rafael to commend them on an excellent transport experience. He promised to not only use them again for any barge shipments but to pass the word on because they did so well.
David spent thirty-two years traveling the country as an over-the-road truck driver, which gives him a unique perspective as a logistics agent. He’s worked on both sides of the transport industry, allowing him experience and knowledge to provide quality shipping solutions for every client. He’s transported just about every piece of equipment you can think of, and now, as an NTS logistics agent, he specializes in transporting super loads. David, along with his knowledge of both sides of the transport industry, is a powerful asset for NTS.
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Rafael is an agent who loves to transport heavy-duty trucks. His specialty is hauling the many types of fire trucks. He moves everything from a classic fire truck to a brand new one off the line. He loves that they vary in size and specialty. Other heavy-duty trucks he transports include semi trucks, dump trucks, and more.