The entries for 2018 Hauling Job of the Year were seriously impressive and now the results are in.
Find out what it took for two transportation companies to take home the trophy in their respective categories and see their incredible entry videos below.
Hauling Job of the Year - Under 160,000 Pounds
Precision Specialized, a flatbed trucking company out of Ontario, Canada took home this award. Their massive job entailed transporting 16 various sized modules for the world's largest designer of modular plant and demonstration-scale systems. These expensive and fragile modules ranged in size from 40' x 12' x 12' up to a whopping 40' x 16' x 14'. The driving route, from the Greater Toronto Area to just south of New York City, was nothing short of hectic.
First, weight-per-axle restrictions on the bridge connecting Canada to the U.S. required numerous special application requests. Then, construction patterns in Pennslyvania made it extremely difficult to find a viable route. Eventually, it took a full road closure for five miles in both directions and a tricky two-trailer load. After two years of careful planning, including trimming low-hanging trees and coordinating power line clearance, the job was successfully completed. Precision used their Aspen 95-ton, 13-axle rear steer perimeter trailer, with a custom-made 13-foot deck.
Hauling Job of the Year - 160,000 Pounds to 500,000 Pounds
Edwards Moving and Rigging out of Shelbyville, Kentucky won the trophy for this middleweight category. In May 2017, they hauled three of the largest-ever fully assembled turbines 230 miles, from New York to Pennslyvania. Each turbine weighed in at 375,000 pounds and measured 16.25' tall by 16.48' wide.
After six months of planning and coordination with upper-level DOT personnel, the first turbine was loaded and delivered. It took 10 days and about 2,993-man hours for it to reach its destination. The route included going through a private property owner's yard and, at one point, crossing over an interstate median and driving on the opposite side of the interstate. The final permitted weight of the configuration came to 913,227 pounds and measured 345' x 19.5' x 18'. It was all handled by a dual-lane 32-axle Aspen A500 expandable transporter with three Kenworth C500 tractors as the prime movers.
How to Enter Hauling Job of the Year Competition
Does your transportation company have an outstanding job to share? Check out the rules and regulations to understand the different categories and judging criteria.