I’ve been out at a conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association in Charlotte, N.C. the last couple of days, hearing stories of super loads and plenty talk of technology, much of it as it pertains to incremental moves toward more automation and harmonization of the state-to-state patchwork of permit rules and procedures in place today.
More on all of that later, including an appearance from the relatively new FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen, but today I thought I’d share an SC&RA video from last year we hadn’t reported on previously, detailing the finalists in SC&RA’s “Hauling Job of the Year” competition.
I sat in on a presentation about the program this morning, and, attention heavy haulers, this competition’s submissions period is open through the end of the month — coming soon, so time is short. Visit the association’s website to find out how you can enter a job in one of four categories — under 160,000 lbs., 160,000-500,000 lbs, 500,000-lb.-plus super loads, and “Moving,” dedicated to hauls “using specialized equipment, such as self-propelled transporters, dollies and crawler assemblies. Transport must be evident.”
Last year’s finalists:
From the presentation of the winners early this morning, I learned a little more about four of these particular hauls, named winners in the competition:
<160,000 lbs.: Omega Morgan
Freight: Three ozone contact tanks moving across Oregon
160,000-500,000 lbs.: Fagioli SPA
Freight: Two 170-ton rotors as part of a 61-meter-long convoy into the mountains of Italy
>500,000 lbs.: Barnhart Crane & Rigging Freight: Three vessels across three states for a successful 600-mile haul
Moving: Fagioli transports and loads 42 jacket modules with a custom Jacket System Transport Structure