Perkins STC was hired to haul seven (7) engines weighing 637,000 lbs each, 61 miles from a port in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the summer of 2018. The job took over a year and a half to plan due to the extreme dimensions and weight and three and a half weeks to complete. Multiple route surveys, feasibility studies, permitting authorities, third party support teams, and government entities were involved in the success of this move.
Dave Collins has been driving for over 20 years and has the exceptional record of never having a recordable DOT incident. He began his career as a Heavy Haul Driver with Perkins in 2011 after wanting to take on the challenge of super loads. Dave has pulled a wide variety of equipment carrying an assortment of cargo, including; industrial boilers, hazardous material (Class 7), tanks, generators, transformers, among many others.
This load has been featured by MN DOT and now ACT (American Cranes & Transport) Magazine and we couldn’t be more proud, of the load, of the move, of the help.
The BEST part of this move was that it was built in MINNESOTA by a MINNESOTA fabrication company owned by a MINNESOTA family, hauled by a MINNESOTA trucking company that’s owned and operated by a MINNESOTA family, with the help of many MINNESOTA support people, including MINNESOTA patrol and MINNESOTA utility personnel. It was hauled to a MINNESOTA refinery that employs many MINNESOTANS and was set in place by a MINNESOTA crane company that is owned by a MINNESOTA family. WOW! GO MINNESOTA!
Our Human Resources and Compliance Manager, Melissa Hovey contributed to a very important article in the Breakbulk Magazine about avoiding workplace injuries. Planning and execution are safety-driven areas of the company that we pride ourselves on and take very seriously to protect the plan, the cargo, and the public.
[NORTHFIELD, MN]—April 30th, 2018—Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting (Perkins STC), a business specializing in safe and reliable engineered transportation solutions for extreme dimension and heavy project cargo, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“This certification for Perkins STC is a major extension for opportunity and growth in a competitive market. Having more ways to sustain business and empower the industry to recognize diversity is very important to me as a member of the women-owned business community.” ~Barb Potter
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
About PERKINS STC:
Perkins STC is an industry leader for providing safe and reliable engineered transportation solutions for extreme dimensions and heavy project cargo commonly. Perkins’ commitment to safety and years of experience in planning, engineering, and execution delivers results by protecting the plan, the cargo, and the public.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
Technology & Marketing
We are excited to announce a new Warehouse & Reload Facility in Southern Minnesota. We’re calling it BWRI South! We announced in November that we were acquired by TJ Potter Trucking, Inc. and your support means a great deal to us, so let us know if you have any questions as we move forward bringing you the best solutions to the biggest possibilities you have yet to imagine. Here’s an overview of our current facility and its new capabilities!
This combination is a perfect fit for both organizations and will allow us to meet your needs in capacities that range from Flatbeds to the 400 Ton Road Train, but that's not all! We are a certified Women's Business Enterprise*, which allows our customers to utilize us for more opportunities than ever before. Overall, Perkins STC's priorities remain focused on planning, safety, and results you can count on.
Well, here's a Throwback for you! In 1977 Perkins was featured in an article for Minnesota Truck Merchandiser and we have a copy and wanted to share it with you! Most of it still applies, enjoy! (Photos from the original article is at the bottom of the re-typed article shown below).
At Perkins STC we talk about safety often, and then we talk about it some more. Safety doesn’t happen on it’s own and we believe that with the proper protocols, training, and priority, success is a direct result of being safe. Safety is a necessary component of what we do and our customers demand it. Safe operation on public highways is an expectation for those that we share the roads with; after all, our families use the same roads that we do!