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Our Company


Our Company

We have loads of experience.

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Our Company


Our Company

We have loads of experience.

D. C. Perkins started trucking in the 1930's.

1945: Daryl Perkins started his first trucking company hauling cattle and general commodities between southwest Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Following WWII, Perkins’ business evolved to specialize in transporting petroleum products in tanker trailers. That business was sold in the mid-50’s to a large multi-state carrier that was seeking to expand its market size. After this sale, Perkins immediately transitioned its business from petroleum transport to transporting pre-stressed concrete products and other building materials on flatbed and other forms of open top trailers.

 

Neil Perkins designed the first Perkins Motor Transport Logo.

Neil Perkins designed the first Perkins Motor Transport Logo.

1973: Perkins Motor Transport, Inc. was incorporated after Daryl Perkins died, his sons Neil, Dennis and Dean took over operation of the family business.

1980: Trucking was deregulated and Neil made a strategic move to address the changing competitive landscape that was a part of a new free market. Over a period of ten years, Perkins STC transitioned from moving construction materials, steel, and lumber to heavy specialized transportation only.

Orange & Brown brand colors.

Orange & Brown brand colors.

1991: Perkins hauled their first oversize load from Duluth, MN, to Saskatchewan in a blizzard and never looked back. Shortly after, all assets and resources of the company were engaged in providing services for the heavy specialized transportation market. By focusing all its efforts and resources in this market niche, Perkins STC became the premier carrier of shipments that are extreme in size and weight throughout North America.

Red & Grey brand colors.

Red & Grey brand colors.

2002: Demand for specialized services grew the business rapidly. The number of tractors, specialized trailers, and employees has increased consistently during that time.

2006: A new Operations Center was purchased in Northfield, MN and is now the home of a company that sets the standard for the rest of the industry.

2011: Perkins transported a 400 ton radioactive steam generator over 1,000 miles from southern California to Utah with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 1.6 million lbs. That was the longest distance ever permitted in the U.S. at that weight.

Removed stripes and shortened.

Removed stripes and shortened.

Present: We are driven to provide safe and reliable engineered transportation solutions for extreme dimension and heavy project cargo in North America. Our commitment to safety and years of experience in planning, engineering, and execution delivers results. Our customers choose us because they can depend on us to get it done right the first time. Our teams are dedicated to the success and followthrough of an engineered plan and will fight to protect all cargo, crews, and general public.

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Our Team


Our Team

Built to Drive the Process

Our Team


Our Team

Built to Drive the Process

Sales Team

Standing By to Help you Get Started

 
 

Our "Behind the Scene" teams.

Exuding safety, performance, and results in every step of the planning and execution process.

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Our Equipment


Our Equipment

Reliable Engineered Transporters

Our Equipment


Our Equipment

Reliable Engineered Transporters

Maximizing opportunities with custom-modular technology.

4,000+ unique combinations to support, secure, and safely transport all oversize cargo.


Road Train

A 400-ton dual lane suspension beam trailer best for heavy haul.

Fully Loaded Stats

Length: 400 feet from bumper to bumper
Width: 20 feet from tire to tire
Height: 17 feet from the top of the beam
Gross Weight: 1,600,000 lbs includes tractors
Tire count: 292 on the ground includes tractors
Cargo: Steam Generator
Loaded Miles: 950+ from Clemente, CA to Clive, UT
Longest permitted route in the U.S. at that weight at the time.


Hydraulic Platform Trailers

  • Counter/Round steering capabilities
  • Dual-lane configurations up to 24' wide
  • Single-lane requires no assembly
  • Hydraulic gooseneck load weight transfer
  • Lift, spacer, and drop deck dexterity
  • Built for off-road and site conditions
  • Self-load and self-unloading dexterity
  • Hydraulic Services Division (HSD) provides expert crew trained and skilled in all functions
  • Single-lane Services Division (SSD) provide expert crew trained and skilled in all functions

Perimeter Frame / Deck Trailers

  • Dual-lane or single-lane configurations
  • Support and securement for any cargo type
  • Highly maneuverable in tight spaces and turns
  • Hydraulic lift and lower towers at each end
  • Height mitigation allows cargo to sit much lower than a hydraulic platform trailer
  • Several wing, dolly, and jeep combinations
  • Dual-lane Services Division (DSD) provides expert crew trained and skilled in all functions

Suspension Beam Trailers

  • Dual-lane trailers with limitless capabilities
  • Dimension & weight mitigation configurations
  • Long distance and duration endurance
  • Proven cargo support and securement plans
  • Extreme climate and terrain aptitude
  • Serpentine bridge and road maneuverability
  • Dual-lane Services Division (DSD) provides expert crew trained and skilled in all functions
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Our Fleet


Our Fleet

Power, Precision, and Performance.

Our Fleet


Our Fleet

Power, Precision, and Performance.

 

Tractors

 
 

Support Vehicles

 
  • Custom-built, owned, and maintained assets
  • Equipped with vehicle recording monitors for scheduling predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Entire fleet is plumbed with wet-kits 
  • Satellite tracking used to enhance visibility
  • Suited for maximum equipment uptime
  • Designed to endure all climate and terrains
  • Uniform design for escorting and support vehicles
  • Support vehicles equipped with pilot car requirements
  • DOT exceeding safety and compliance standards
  • On-board communications and mobile business center
  • Employee MN certification drivers only
  • Dedicated Supervisor and crew vehicles
  • Uniform design for professional presence

Fleet Services Division (FSD)

Click picture below for a 360° tour of our shop, assembly bays, and fabrication.

All combinations are staged or fitted prior to dispatch from the NOC.

 
 
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Our Affiliations


Our Affiliations

Teams dedicated to safety.

Our Affiliations


Our Affiliations

Teams dedicated to safety.