SC&RA STS show guide: Howdy Houston!

By Hannah Sundermeyer11 February 2019

Famous for Tex-Mex, the NASA space program, the oil and gas industry and hometown of ZZ Top and Beyonce, Houston is the location of the 2019 SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium. The Symposium’s Exhibit Center, featuring 55 companies, will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A buffet lunch will be served. Following is ACT’s Specialized Transportation Symposium Exhibit Center Show Guide, featuring information about each exhibitor. In most cases, the copy was provided by the company.

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2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium

STS Exhibit Center

This year’s SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium will be held in Houston, TX February 19-22.

February 19-22, 2019


Westin Galleria Houston

5060 West Alabama,

Houston, TX 77056


The Westin Galleria Houston is located 27 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and 17 miles from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).


The SC&RA group rates are available through Enterprise. Please reference the code XZ16C35 and pin SPE online at or when calling 1-800-rent-a-car.


A typical taxi fare from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to the Westin Galleria Houston is approximately $55 one way. From William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to the Westin Galleria Houston the estimated taxi fare is $45 one way.


The average high temperature in Houston during February is 65˚F and the average low is 48˚F.

The ASPEN product portfolio ranges from 25-ton tandem trailers to 300-ton multi-axle transporters. Aspen’s trailers are reliable, safe to operate and work together in a multitude of useful configurations.

AXION STRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS is a vertically integrated product technology company that manufactures structural composite products from recycled polymer waste. Axion makes a full assortment of construction mats, heavy storage supports, railroad products and a range of large format profiles for various construction systems.

COMDATA is one of the largest providers of oversize/overweight, super load, trip, fuel, city, county permits and pilot cars throughout the United States and Canada. Comdata’s robust permit platform makes ordering a permit simple and fast. Other regulatory solutions include oversize/overweight manuals, IFTA, IRP, 2290 and UCR. Comdata is the leading provider of fuel card and B2B payment solutions, in addition to being the second largest commercial issuer of MasterCard in North America, the company said.

CRANETRADER is a source for buying and selling new and used crane and lifting equipment. Designed to complement the print editions of CraneTrader, brings together buyers and sellers of crane and lifting equipment online. features a continuously updated database of equipment, parts and attachments for sale that come directly from dealers’ inventories.

CUSTOM PERMITS was established in 1977 and is one of the oldest continuously operating permit services in the country. They are an industry leader with their state-of-the-art online permit ordering software, Easy Permits. Offering trip and fuel permits as well as specialized overweight and over-dimensional permits insures a one-stop, full service experience where companies can get all their paperwork in one go. The friendly staff and fair prices, matched with competitive service times, make them the perfect choice for large companies and truckers alike, the company said.

D/C EXPORT & DOMESTIC PACKING services the millwright, machinery moving and rigging industry with industrial packing and crating services, wood boxes, crates, saddles, used shipping containers and other related services. They offer nationwide on-site services as well as at our facilities near most major U.S. ports. Consulting services are also available.

DEARBORN COMPANIES supports the heavy haul/heavy lift industries nationally as a leading engineering service provider for route surveys, swept path analysis, ground condition surveys, ground stabilization design, rigging and shoring engineering and 3-D documentation of terrestrial and above-ground facilities utilizing laser scanning and UAV (drone) data collection methods.

DIXIE CULLEN INDUSTRIES provides a variety of services to suit a customer’s needs. Specializing in machinery, steel and other industrial material, the company’s heavy overhead lift capacity safely simplifies the handling process. Dixie’s services include standard inside storage, climate-controlled storage, FTZ Storage and outside storage. Export packing and containerizing are among the value-added services offered.

The ETNYRE COMPANY has been building the Blackhawk series of custom lowboy trailers for the past 30 years. The hydraulic detachable trailer capacities are from 35 tons to 145 tons in many custom configurations. Etnyre takes pride in manufacturing custom trailers that fit the many different needs of trailer customers. The company has been building a series of lightweight trailers using the 245/70r 17.5-inch tire on multiple axle trailers and extendable deck trailers. Etnyre utilizes a manufacturing facility with the most recent technologies: solid works 3-D modeling, lasers, robotics and CNC machining equipment. Located on 128 acres in Oregon, IL, Etnyre has 450,000 square feet of manufacturing capabilities.

ENERPACs heavy lifting technology is the answer for many unique heavy-lifting, rigging and transportation applications. A simple, reliable, computerized system allows a single operator to focus on the moving load, rather than equipment. Whether conducting a 12,000-ton load out, moving a 400-ton transformer or placing a hydrocracker in limited space, Enerpac has a solution to meet safety, accuracy and efficiency needs.

FAYMONVILLE manufactures trailers, low-loaders and modular vehicles for payloads from 20 to 500 metric tons. Using a modular building system, Faymonville offers customer-specific solutions that are designed for all requirements outside the conventional standards. Faymonville is the expert in the exceptional and the vehicles excel in their technical precision and quality of processing, the company said.

FONTAINE HEAVY-HAUL is focused on serving transportation, construction and specialized hauling customers who depend on lowbed, extendable, hydraulic tail and specialty trailers. Fontaine listens to its customers and develops solutions that get the job done. With manufacturing facilities that are equipped with the latest technologies, Fontaine continually invests in R&D, product design and durability testing.

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SOLUTIONS GROUP is an executive search and recruitment firm assisting industry leaders that are building world-class teams. GESG specializes in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management industries. Clients range from private regional providers to globally recognized public corporations.

GOLDHOFER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT manufactures transport vehicles for payloads from 25 to over 10,000 tons. The product range comprises trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty vehicles as well as vehicles for wind power plants. Goldhofer can supply the most suitable and economical vehicle configuration for transporting extremely heavy loads.

GUY M. TURNER/TURNER TRANSFER owns the equipment necessary to successfully complete any heavy, specialized and over-dimensional transportation project. Turner’s fleet consists of tractors and trailers with capacities of up to 200 tons, jack-and-slide and hydraulic gantry systems, as well as SPMTs and a variety of flatbed, step deck, drop deck, extendable, RGN, tank and multi-axle trailers.

HALE TRAILER BRAKE & WHEEL operates as a trailer dealer offering new and used trailers. Hale sells and rents vans, flatbeds, dumps, walking floors, tanks, lowboys, specialized/heavy hauls, hopper bottoms, reefers, tippers, yard tractors and other trailers. Hale also engages in the rental of trailers, specialty equipment, mobile offices/modular structures and storage trailers/containers. In addition, Hale offers installations, parts, truck equipment, repairs and maintenance services.

Since 1947, HBC-radiomatic has led the market in the development and production of radio remote control systems for industrial, construction and mobile hydraulic applications across the globe. Through the company’s stringent quality standards, ground-breaking innovations and dedication to its customers, HBC-radiomatic continues to set the benchmark for cutting-edge, robust wireless controls, the company said. Worldwide demand for HBC-radiomatic systems has led to an international network of subsidiaries and partners now serving more than 60 countries across the globe. HBC-radiomatic Inc.’s North American headquarters was designed to ensure the organization is fully equipped to meet the needs of its customers.

HOIST LIFTRUCK is an American manufacturer of high-capacity lift trucks and terminal tractors. The FR Series extendable counterweight line includes load capacities ranging from 15,000 to 80,000 pounds with both diesel and electric power options available. The FR and FR-E lift trucks include four models, the 15/25, 25/35, 40/60 and 60/80.

HOLLAND MOVING & RIGGING SUPPLIES (HMR SUPPLIES) designs and manufactures high-capacity heavy material transport equipment such as the Holland Dollie, boom dollies and tag axles, custom transporters and SPMTs. HMR Supplies is committed to helping customers design and execute plans to handle and transport huge, heavy, difficult items safely and cost-effectively.

KALYN SIEBERT is a global manufacturer of world-class heavy-duty trailers located in Gatesville, TX. Every product manufactured by Kalyn Siebert is designed and hand-made by a team of seasoned engineers and experienced craftsman ensuring high performance construction and end-user return on investment. Kalyn Siebert provides customers in the transportation, construction, towing and oil/gas segments with flexible solutions to maximize capacity while handling challenging on and off-road conditions. High performance quality and construction is consistently delivered as a result of Kalyn Siebert’s commitment to quality manufacturing methodologies including ISO-certification, value analysis and lean methodologies. Kalyn Siebert trailers are engineered to perform and built to last, the company said.

KENCO BUCKET TRUCKS – known for purple bucket truck transport support services – was founded over two decades ago to specifically serve the high load and oversize cargo transport market. Kenco’s sole mission is to deliver safe, efficient transport for over-size cargo by handling aerial obstructions and roadside obstacles, provide route survey and planning services along the transport route and work with local authorities and utility companies to ensure that the transport route causes minimal disruptions for the community and cargo owner.

KG INDUSTRIES LTD. niche for over 30 years is designing and manufacturing specialty heavy-duty axles such as Self-Steer, Force-Steer, On-Highway and Off-Highway. KGI offers customizable and configurable axle solutions to work with various suspensions, brake types and sizes, single and dual wheels through a range of capacities with a variety of options. The company works with its customers to deliver the optimal solution.

KHL GROUP is the official publisher of the SC&RA, producing the organization’s two magazines, International Cranes and Specialized Transport and American Cranes & Transport. Established in 1989, KHL Group is the leading supplier of international construction information around the world.

KTSDI-KESSLER is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company as well as the North American representative and authorized spare parts and service provider for Kessler + Co (axles and transfer cases), Mobil Elektronik (steer x wire), Alfred Heyd (ball joints and torque rods) and Neumeister (hydraulic cylinders). KTSDI’s factory trained staff have the know how to assist with spare parts and service on its partners components and beyond to keep your fleet of cranes, transporters and trailers up and running. KTSDI can also provide vehicle solutions for a variety of OEM applications in the off-highway and specialized transportation industries.

LAKE MICHIGAN CARFERRY operates the SS Badger ferry service that crosses Lake Michigan between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI. The SS Badger is capable of transporting over-dimensional loads up to 22 feet wide, 19 feet tall and up to 240 feet long. The SS Badger and has moved loads with a GVW of over 500,000 pounds.

LANDOLL CORPORATION is a fully integrated manufacturer that designs, fabricates and finishes heavy haul transport trailers, specialized narrow aisle forklifts, earth moving and agricultural equipment, OEM and government products. The heavy haul trailer line includes traveling axle and detachable trailers ranging from 25 to 55-ton capacity. In the Material Handling Division, the PT40 precision telehandler is designed specifically to meet the needs of the experts in the machinery moving and rigging industry, its compact size and impressive capabilities also make it an excellent choice for moving heavy loads in manufacturing and heavy industrial applications.

LSA AUTONOMY is dedicated to providing affordable autonomous solutions, focusing on developing innovative solutions to customers’ needs that are both technically sound and cost effective. LSA Autonomy supports the heavy haul transportation industry with the Overhead Wire Laser-Detector (OWL). The OWL provides real-time alerts for precision detection of overhead hazards from a moving vehicle or survey detection and reporting for pre-route surveys.

For over 50 years, MANAC has offered personalized trailer solutions. A North American manufacturer of specialty trailers, Manac services the heavy-duty trailer industry for the highway transportation, construction, energy, mining, forestry and agricultural sectors.

MARMON-HERRINGTON assembles Sisu axles at its Louisville, KY location and offers the industry’s only rapid response program which ensures that key Sisu products are available in 30 days or less. Sisu axles offer an industry leading 600,000 pounds, GCW and high-speed capability.

MATRIX PAYMENT SYSTEMS specializes in business-to-business (B2B) payment and have been in the processing industry for more than 15 years. As one of the only processors that offer an all-inclusive flat rate, Program One, Matrix has cost-saving rates for all cards and qualifying levels, fixed for three years, guaranteed.

MERITOR INC. is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers globally.

MS. CARITA SAFETRUCK has been the benchmark for OVERSIZE LOAD signs and banners for over 45 years. They have the widest variety of OD signs and safety flags than any other brand on the market. Their new line of High Intensity Reflective OD banners and aluminium signs are twice as bright, and stronger than their original ones. They have six different flag materials, five flag styles and four size. There are over 600 heavy haul safety and accessory items in their new 2019 products catalog. Custom made signs and printed flags are also available. All of their flags, banners and signs are made in the USA.

NATIONAL INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, a commercial insurance provider, offers solutions designed for crane, rigging and specialized carrier operations. National Interstate offers industry-tailored options including deductible and guaranteed cost as well as Titan Specialized, its innovative captive insurance program.

NBIS is the premier provider of insurance and risk management for the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, proudly serving SC&RA members as the exclusively endorsed property and casualty insurance provider for over 20 years. Combining insurance coverage, innovative risk management solutions and driven claims experts. NBIS offers unparalleled contract management, preventative risk analysis and planning before claims handling is necessary. NBIS provides coverage from “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and licensed in all 50 states.

NELSON TRAILERS is North America’s premier manufacturer of custom semi-trailers, boom dollies and boom launch trailers. Nelson trailers and dollies are built to order to meet specific needs. Nelson provides products for the crane, rigging, construction, heavy haul, oversize and aerospace markets.

PERMIT AMERICA is a full-service provider of permit and pilot car services. Types of permits include OD/OW, superload, fuel and trip and annuals. Permit America’s sister company, Route America, manages a broad network of pilot car specialists who can provide lead, chase and route surveys for width, length and weight only.

PIONEER PROGRAMS is an approved Lloyd’s of London Coverholder whose business team includes proven contractor insurance experience for over 25 years, offers one the broadest of carrier insurance coverage options which is available in all states. The Specialty Casualty Program facility can meet insurance coverage needs, with industry tailored commercial insurance coverage required by specialty contractors for their clients, on a primary and excess basis.

RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS engineers and manufactures custom suspension systems for the specialized transportation industry. Ridewell also supplies drum and disc brake axles as well as air control systems. The company has served the transportation industry worldwide since 1967 and holds many patents for exclusive features that provide for low maintenance and superior ride quality.

For nearly 115 years, ROGERS BROTHERS CORPORATION has been designing and manufacturing high performance lowbed semi-trailers with capacities ranging from 20 to over 150 tons. Rogers Brothers offers hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers in both traditional and modular configurations. Custom-engineered trailers are designed to meet the needs of customers in the construction, oil, gas, steel, mining, utility and heavy-haul industries.

SCHEUERLE FAHRZEUGFABRIK is not only the home of the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) that changed the world of transportation, but a source for transport innovations of all kinds. Together with the companies Kamag Transporttechnik, Nicolas Industrie and TIIger, Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik forms the TII Group. With vehicles such as the Scheuerle HighwayGiant, which allows approval-free empty runs loadable on standard trailers, the TII Group provides solutions to meet the challenge of transportation on U.S. highways.

Family run for nearly 70 years, STERLING is leading the industry with turnkey access solutions and breakthrough innovation, the company said. Working directly with companies and contractors critical to building the nation’s energy infrastructure, Sterling’s access experts offer a combination of consultation, products and services that will increase efficiency, safety and environmental compliance from project inception through completion.

TALBERT MANUFACTURING has been producing heavy haul trailers since 1938. The company’s rugged 10 to 250-ton trailers are essential in construction, energy, transportation and specialized hauling, with the line of 35 to 85-ton hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers setting the performance and reliability standard.

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES engineers and manufactures dual-lane transport systems, hydraulic Schnable neck, blade hauling and custom multi-axle trailers for the wind energy industry and specialized hauling markets. Trail King offers a complete line of open deck and materials hauling trailers for the construction, commercial, and agriculture markets.

TRAIL-EZE TRAILERS builds a variety of standard and specialized equipment trailers to help with all transportation needs, which is a result of 50 years of experience designing and producing the best the industry has to offer, the company said. For great craftsmanship, lasting durability and promises kept, look to Trail-Eze, Inc.

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS INC. designs and manufactures specialized trailer systems for the heavy haul market. TransMaster Trailers range from 30 to 500-ton transport systems, low decks, extendable trailers, 3 axle up to 16-axle combination, expandable perimeter steering trailers and modular steer dolly systems up to 150-ton capacity.

TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTS, INC. is a source for hydraulic transporters and trailers from the world-leading TII Group. TSP also offers maintenance parts and accessories for all TII products, as well as Rockinger hitches, marine electronics, Grundens Foul Weather Gear and safety equipment.

TRANSWORLD MANUFACTURING is the leading innovator in high quality boom dollies, custom lifting devices and specialized trailers for the heavy lift/haul industry. As a former owner-operator of a large crane fleet, TWM began developing these products to protect and maximize their primary investments’ potential. This origin continues to drive the creation of reliably sound, highly-functional crane accessories.

TRIDEC is market leader for mechanical, hydraulic and electronic steering systems, as well as special wheel and axle suspensions. Each truck and trailer combination is unique, therefore TRIDEC systems are always custom made and developed in close cooperation with the trailer manufacturer. TRIDEC systems give full control over truck and trailer and are the safest and most reliable choice, the company said. Trailers with a TRIDEC system have more value. Previously unreachable destinations can now be accessed with larger loads. The transport cost-reduction is significant, and the improved maneuverability further reduces fuel consumption and tire wear.

TRUCKERS BROTHERHOOD is increasing efficiencies for specialized transport service providers (STSPs). Driven by excellence and passion, Truckers Brotherhood is bridging the gap between STSP’s and innovative technology. Their unique partnerships and patent pending technologies, allow the company to be instrumental in the harmonization of the specialized transport industry. A peer-to-peer community, Truckers Brotherhood is an outlet of resources, education, training, industry support services and specialized technologies.

US CARGO CONTROL provides equipment for hauling, rigging, towing, lifting and moving all types of cargo. With a dedication to getting the customer what they want, when they need it, US Cargo Control works with businesses of all sizes to create custom programs tailored to their individual needs. Specializing in the cargo control, lifting and rigging and moving supplies industries, US Cargo Control offers thousands of products online and also serves as an authorized Crosby distributor. In-house manufacturing provides customers the opportunity to order custom tie-down straps, lifting slings, flatbed tarps, and cargo nets.

USI INSURANCE is focused on assisting clients with custom risk management programs across a wide range of logistics providers including trucking, specialized heavy hauling and crane and rigging. The company’s unique experience and knowledge allows them to provide strategic advice and creative risk solutions for all facets of the scope of work including crucial care, custody and control coverages meeting the needs for the lifting, handling and hauling of high value machinery and equipment. USI’s specialty services include: tailored insurance program placement, contract management, CSA/FMCSA/USDOT support, claim mitigation protocols and risk control services.

WCS PERMITS & PILOT CARS is North America’s oversize load authority, providing oversize/overweight, superload and trip and fuel permits and pilot car dispatching in the United States and Canada. WCS takes pride in offering some of the latest tools drivers and dispatchers need for optimal convenience, including the Permit Portal app, which sends permit approval notifications via automated text message, as well as the Oversize Load Assistant, an interactive online oversize load permit manual and oversize fee calculator. WCS also manufactures oversize load signage and truck safety equipment – these products and more are available for purchase online at

WEST CHESTER PERMIT is a provider for the specialized and heavy haul industry, providing oversize, overweight, superload, trip and fuel permits throughout the U.S. and Canada including cities and counties. West Chester Permit’s online permit ordering system, Atlas, enables fast and accurate permit orders, live status updates and the ability to view and print permits.

WORLDWIDE EQUIPMENT’s Middlesboro division, is a full-service Mack, Volvo, Kenworth, International and Kalyn Siebert dealer. Recognized as a DT Hub distribution center, Worldwide has the tools and specialists to keep heavy haul trucks on the road.

XL SPECIALIZED TRAILERS is a subsidiary of Bull Moose Industries and is a leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers for the construction, commercial, agricultural, wind energy, oil and gas and custom-style trailer markets. Founded in 1995, XL’s rapid growth is perpetuated by an emphasis on superior designs, materials and workmanship. XL’s trailers are built to last and designed for individual customers. XL offers hauling solutions to fit any application.

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