Landstar Heavy Haul Case Studies
When its makers, RWI Manufacturing, completed the 6,140-pound sculpture, the heavy, oversized masterpiece needed a short lift from Owosso to East Lansing using transportation solutions from Landstar.
When the European Space Agency said “bon voyage” to its European Service Module (ESM), the planning process to move the Orion test article from a remote NASA testing facility to Kennedy Space Center was already underway. Months before the move, NASA turned to Landstar Agent Jim Robinson who put his team at Specialized Transportation (STR) into motion.
To transport the mobile platform used to repair jet engines, it took three months of planning, coordination with five states, dozens of state troopers, four pilot cars, five permits, one 4-axle removable gooseneck extendable trailer, a 2007 Peterbilt 357, and a Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) with more than 20 years of experience.
When Muriel’s owner, Grace McGuire, decided to sell the plane to the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation, the vice president and founding member of the foundation, Reed Berger, knew it needed to be moved with extraordinary care and precision.