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Transporting a super load requires an experienced expert who pays attention to detail and who puts safety first. That’s why Rafael was the perfect agent to transport not just one, but two 25 ton steel furnaces. The furnace needed to be shipped from a manufacturing plant in Henderson, Texas, to another in Shreveport, Louisiana. At 14’9” W x 18’ 10” H x 17’ L, each steel furnace needed a lot of preparation and an experienced team to move them safely along the 79 mile journey. Rafael knew that freight this massive needed everything to be executed perfectly.
Rafael pulled the proper super load permits for each steel furnace, found a crane crew, and contracted pilot cars. Utility trucks and police escorts were also required to ensure safe transport. Rafael double and triple checked every detail. He also ensured that each member of the team had experience in moving super loads. Rafael adhered to top safety standards, not only for these transports, but for other motorists on the road. He provided top quality service for his client.
Because the steel furnaces were 18’ 10” high, utility trucks were necessary. Utility trucks are often dispatched with super load transports, specifically ones that are overheight. The utility trucks lift power lines, low-hanging branches, and move anything else that may impede the transports. The police escort was also a safety precaution, because there were times when traffic had to be stopped in order for the semi truck to safely maneuver turns and other tight spaces. While pilot cars can also stop traffic, having police escorts is an added layer of safety for all involved. Rafael checked in often with the drivers and teams to make sure everything was going according to plan.
Thanks to Rafael’s experience, ingenuity, and attention to detail, both steel furnace super loads were delivered safely and on time. He kept in constant contact with the client, not only to give updates, but to answer questions. The transport teams followed local and state DOT guidelines and were extremely cautious. Once the steel furnaces arrived, another crane crew unloaded the freight to the client’s specification. (239) 977-3923
Rafael is an agent who loves to transport heavy-duty trucks, oversize loads, and super loads. 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.
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I strive to make long-lasting relationships with my clients, so they can always come back to me for transport.