Superload Truck Arrives in Hennepin After 22-day Journey
|Image courtesy of the Putnam County Record|
Delivery was made possible by Houston based Logistics Group International, a company specializing in over-dimensional loads. At a length of 233 feet, the truck required steering from the rear by a second driver in order to safely navigate corners. The total width was 15 feet, 6 inches and the total height was 17 feet, 6 inches. Its’ rolling weight was a massive 452,000 pounds.
The journey required much coordination between the many police departments, states and local governments as the truck slowly wound its’ way north at speeds up to 25 to 30 mph, but it often moved much slower. Unable to clear most underpasses, the truck often had to leave the main road to bypass them and then slowly re-enter traffic on the other side. Oftentimes this required local assistance to provide clearance beneath traffic lights and power lines. The truck was also required to make pre-determined stops and be off the road 30 minutes before dark, as it wasn’t authorized to travel at night.
Source: Putnam County Record