ICAT Logistics Lightens a Heavy Load

A global leader in locomotive testing solutions faced a tremendous challenge recently when weight restrictions prevented their customer’s forwarder from moving their load at the last minute.

How heavy was it? This shipment was 250,000 pounds in total, with one portion alone weighing 70 tons. Shipments of this size often mean more permits, more logistics considerations–and more headaches.

To make up for the time the previous forwarder had lost, the manufacturer needed:

  • A rapid response time
  • The right equipment
  • Full-service solutions

ICAT Logistics Detroit was perfect for the job.

Response Time

One of ICAT’s logistics superstars wasted no time in arranging the proper transportation. Because there are a lot of considerations that come with shipments of this size, securing permits for super loads is a longer process than it is for smaller shipments.

It was a huge win for all parties involved when ICAT secured the proper truck, the proper permits, and the proper paperwork within 24-hours.

In 72-hours, the truck was headed to the port for discharge.

The Right Equipment  

This shipment required the use of a super load truck that disperses the weight over multiple axles to make it to the port and out for shipment.

Full-Service Solutions

The job also required us to work seamlessly with our professionals and global partners to coordinate the following:

  • Rigging
  • Offloading
  • Crating
  • Organizing
  • Warehousing

Solutions Delivered On Time

At ICAT Logistics Detroit, we don’t shy away from tremendous challenges. We love to take them on!

No matter how heavy the load, ICAT helps lift the burden as a one-stop solution for all your oversize logistics needs. Contact us today.


(Please note: We do not ship personal items)