Landstar Heavy Haul Case Studies
Managing international shipping, heavy haul, or hazmat takes experience and expertise. The complexity was leading to long timelines and headaches for Peter Fleming, owner of Fleming Electric, a U.S.-based electrical contractor that sources transformers for large-scale development projects. Fleming worked on managing the shipment in-house, but realized it was time to look for additional expertise to help him achieve a more efficient solution.
Twenty-two historic cannons have returned safely to their home at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the banks of the St. Johns River in St. Augustine, Florida, thanks to Landstar business capacity owners. BCOs Shannon Lemar, Tim Smith, and team Vada and George Proctor each provided open deck transportation for the restored artifacts across the south from Texas to Florida in August.
Landstar Agent Mike Thompson and BCOs Brian and Lisa Clevenger made headlines when a certain F-117 Nighthawk was photographed during transport for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® in 2019. So, when the opportunity came to plan the logistics for another Lockheed fighter jet, Thompson felt like he shouldn’t brag about the move. However, Air Zoo thought the arrival of Shaba really was something to boast about.
Before Jacksonville’s newest public art sculpture could become a gateway to the North Florida city, the 3,500-pound stainless steel structure named Emergence first had to hitch a ride across North America.
Every puzzle requires putting pieces together the right way to arrive at the correct solution. When the pieces of a logistics puzzle are extreme in size, the challenge requires the support of the Landstar network and the company’s unique ability to tailor a proportionate solution.
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.