Transporting a Locomotive in Arizona with Top Quality Service
Sam Duncan received a call to move a 25,000-pound locomotive on a short-haul from Florence to Heber, Arizona. A load this size still requires a lot of preparation and planning to ensure the safety of all involved. To begin, Sam called his best guys to provide load assistance with cranes. They expertly secured the locomotive and hoisted it onto the lowboy trailer. A lowboy trailer was best suited for this transport because it allowed the locomotive better clearance for bridges and overpasses.
Because of the dimensions and weight of the locomotive, it falls into the oversize load category. Sam went to work handling all the paperwork and gathering the proper permits. He also planned the best route to safely transport the locomotive from Florence to Heber, Arizona. The route needed to be pre-planned to avoid any low-hanging bridges or power lines that might cause a hazard to the shipment. Sam took every precaution to transport the locomotive, not only for the benefit of the load but because he wanted to make sure the team transporting it was safe as well.
Transporting the Locomotive Safely and Delivering On Time
Sam went through every step of the shipping process with the client, so they would be aware of what to expect. Once the locomotive was on the trailer, the team expertly secured it, and then went back to double-check that everything was done properly. Sam did not want to take any chances on the safety aspect of this transport. Every detail was handled with expert precision and care to ensure a quality shipping experience for all of those involved.
Once the locomotive was secure, and Sam was sure that every precaution had been taken, the driver set off on the 164-mile journey from Florence to Heber, Arizona. Typically this journey takes about three hours, but with the driver stopping to make quality checks, it took a little longer. The locomotive was still delivered the same day, and the client was grateful for Sam's professionalism and diligence in the transport. The client even allowed the guys to take a few fun photos to remember this unique locomotive transport.
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About Sam Duncan
Sam is the West Palm Beach, Florida branch manager for Heavy Haulers. His expert knowledge and experience has made him one of the lead branch managers in the state of Florida. Known for his attention to detail and high customer satisfaction rate, Sam treats every transport as if it was his own equipment being moved. His favorite transports include containers, oversize loads such as construction equipment, and unusual machinery that comes his way. Sam is a dedicated Heavy Haulers manager who always puts the client first.
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