Making Major Moves
Making Major Moves – A Heavy Haul Case Study
When our dedicated clients need to move an unconventional product, they count on Jones Logistics to deliver.
Moving an 80,000 lb generator from New Berlin, WI down to Huntsville, AL, is no simple feat and our team did what they do best – provide solutions. This special product needed to be transported to Blue Origin, a rocket engine production facility built to fulfill Amazon’s space venture operations. This generator serves two main roles – 1) to serve as backup power and 2) provide peak-hour power generation. The generator kicks on during peak power hours to help save costs.
A product like this is difficult to weigh, so after our team arrived we realized a secondary challenge, that product weight estimates were off to actual numbers by 20,000 lbs.
Our enterprise operations team and robust carrier base adapted quickly to overcome the weight discrepancy without impacting the delivery timeline. The project was completed through the collaboration of 2 drivers, 4 pole cars, a route survey team, and the enterprise operations team. Pole cars check the height of bridges and guide the drivers, and the enterprise team helps coordinate, price, and track the freight. Covering the approximate 700 miles took 2 days and the generator was delivered safely and without error.
THE JONES DIFFERENCE
We take on your challenges as if they are our own. And we answer them with a thoughtful response from a person, not an algorithm or spreadsheet. Our Jones family prides ourselves on solving difficult logistics questions. It’s a result of our experience in the unpredictable, high-intensity world of pipeline construction, where flexibility, perseverance and speed are a premium. At Jones Logistics, we have a unique way of doing business. And our family is reinventing what’s possible in the transportation industry.