Your guide to the SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium

By Hannah Sundermeyer28 February 2023

With the new year upon us, and a bright future ahead for developments across the heavy haul and OS/OW spectrum, the 2023 Specialized Transportation Symposium will serve as the stomping grounds for all things safety, permitting and best practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with top managers in operations, safety directors, safety managers, pilot car professionals, permitting officials, law enforcement and state and federal officials.

The STS Exhibit Center will feature over 40 companies eager to share the latest ideas across the specialized transportation spectrum. Below is our Show Guide, featuring information about each exhibitor. In most cases, the copy was provided by the company.  

ALLIED INSURANCE BROKERS has been delivering insurance and risk management solutions to the crane, rigging and heavy haul industry for over 30 years, from coast to coast. That’s how Allied knows this industry involves high levels of unique risks that requires an insurance solution that is as highly focused, customized and equally unique. Allied takes a hands-on, risk-engineered approach to build a comprehensive and focused solution for specific risk needs.

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.

BIG WOLF SOLUTIONS offers payment processing services designed to reduce costs and simplify accounting. The company works with a multitude of payment processing companies, so they can find the perfect fit for every company. Big Wolf does the leg work to put the most money back in their customer’s pocket, the company said.

*NEW* COAST 2 COAST TRUCKING PERMITS does all the heavy lifting when it comes to securing trucking permits across the U.S. and Canada. The company determines what permit or permits customers need to ship over dimensional freight in each state jurisdiction and prepare and submit the paperwork for those trucking permits. Coast 2 Coast can prevent customers from having to deal with the time loss and headache involved in researching and securing their own wide load or super load permits.

CUMMINS-MERITOR 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.

DORAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL has the largest fleet of Versa-Lift forklifts in the world, along with forklift capabilities up to 120,000 pounds. Doral rents Versa-Lift forklifts, Rigger-Lift, Landoll PT40 and Hilman Traksporter products. All of these leading brands are built for power and versatility, perfect for rigging projects, the company said. A large fleet of equipment means more available units than competitors. In-house transportation ensures timely delivery across all North America (U.S. and Canada) and the most competitive pricing available. Rentals are available for short or long term anywhere in the country.

E.D. ETNYRE has been building the Blackhawk series of custom lowboy trailers for the past three decades. The hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers 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 its trailer customers. Etnyre builds a series of lightweight trailers using the 245/70R 17.5-inch Michelin tire on multiple axle trailers and extendable deck trailers. Etnyre also builds folding tail trailers, mechanical detachable trailers and fixed neck trailers.

FAYMONVILLE manufactures trailers for heavy-duty haulage and oversized cargo transportation. With more than 50 years in business, Faymonville provides customers with optimal solutions and systems for any transport need outside the usual norms. The full product range encloses telescopic and steerable trailers, double drop trailers, dual lane trailers and modular trailers. The excellent manufacturing quality of the products are secured by high-tech production processes, the company said.

FONTAINE SPECIALIZED, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has been focused on serving transportation, construction and specialized hauling customers for over 80 years. Fontaine designs and builds extremely dependable lowbed, extendable, hydraulic tail and specialty trailers that provide years of reliable service for customers. Fontaine is also the largest platform trailer brand in the world; encompassing a complete line of aluminum, steel and composite trailers for the flatbed, drop deck and heavy-haul markets. Fontaine continually invests in R&D, product design and durability testing.

GOLDHOFER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT is one of the leading global manufacturers of transport equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation. The product range with payloads from 30 to more than 15,000 tons, includes trailers, semitrailers, modular heavy-duty systems, self-propelled trailers as well as transport solutions for wind power plants. Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transport situation, the company said.

GREENFIELD PRODUCTS is a leading manufacturer of specialized solutions for the crane rental and construction industries. Products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in-house and are supported by a nationwide network. Greenfield’s line of Smart Crane Mats have become a strong presence on jobsites around the country due to their reliability and durability. They also boast the patented Skycrane, a unique cantilever lifting beam that can access the hardest to reach areas of a building.

HALE TRAILER operates as one of North America’s largest retail suppliers of commercial and specialized trailers through the sale, rental and servicing of new and used equipment. Representing the majority of leading U.S. manufacturers, Hale Trailer’s inventory features a full range of products for sale at each of its 13 locations as well as its own extensive rental fleet consisting of vans, flats, steps, telescopic deck trailers, lowboys, multi-axle trailers, blade trailers, schnables, hydraulic suspensions, steerable equipment and more. Additionally, Hale is the exclusive North American representative for Faymonville and Cometto trailers with available inventory to purchase or rent.

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. Worldwide demand for HBC-radiomatic systems has led to an international network of subsidiaries and partners now serving more than 60 countries. Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic, has become the leading supplier of safe radio remote control solutions for North America.

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services and consulting. ITI has since grown to produce live online and on-demand courses through the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations. ITI serves thousands of customers spanning dozens of industry verticals via their offices and training centers located in the USA and Canada.

*NEW* JOST INTERNATIONAL began as a small business in the early 1980s, where they submitted the patent application for the very first steel cast fifth wheel coupling. Since the company’s start in Grand Haven, MI, JOST International has grown to become a world market leader for fifth wheels and landing gear and an international supplier for the commercial trucking industry.

KALYN SIEBERT is a global manufacturer of world-class heavy-duty trailers. Every product is designed and handmade by a team of experienced engineers and craftsman ensuring high performance construction and return on investment. Kalyn Siebert provides customers in the transportation, construction, towing and oil/gas segments with flexible solutions to maximize capacity and handle challenging on and offroad conditions. Kalyn Siebert has a commitment to quality manufacturing methodologies including ISO-certification, value analysis and lean methodologies.

KG INDUSTRIES niche for over 40 years has been designing and manufacturing specialty heavy-duty axles; self-steer, force-steer, on-highway and off-highway axles. The company believes remarkable engineering is a collaborative effort between creative and technical thinking. The company helps specialty trailer and mobile equipment manufacturers do more through innovative solutions to perform better and lead in their markets. KGI offers customizable and configurable axle solutions to work with various suspensions, brake types and sizes, and single and dual wheels through a range of capacities with a variety of options.

KHL GROUP is a diversified media company and the leading supplier of international construction and power information around the world. Using its market-leading magazine brands, KHL has expanded into digital magazines, e-newsletters, directories, podcasts, social media, book publishing, direct mail, list rental, exhibitions, virtual events, conferences and contract publishing. KHL publishes American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, the official magazines of the SC&RA.,

LANDOLL COMPANY (the original traveling axle inventor) designs, manufactures and markets heavy equipment transport trailers and a precision telehandler (operable with remote). This vertically integrated and diversified Kansas company additionally produces agricultural, OEM, government and specialized narrow and very narrow aisle forklifts. To check out the Landoll full line of traveling axles, traveling tails, detachable trailers, material telehandler and other specialty products visit

*NEW* LOGISTICUS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS is a fully custom software and hardware provider based in Greenville, SC. Established in 2013, they support customers in the power generation and logistics industries through technology solutions. LTS offers services in GPS tracking, digitization, supply chain services, field Services, consulting and security and hardware. LTS works to find a solution to precisely fit their customer’s business rules.

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 an up to 65mph return home speed rating.

NATIONAL INTERSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, a member of Great American Insurance Group, is a leading provider of specialty insurance with a focus on the crane, rigging and specialized carriers industry. As an endorsed market partner, National Interstate offers the SC&RA membership a range of products including guaranteed cost and deductible programs, as well as innovative alternative risk transfer options. Established in 1989, National Interstate provides customers with customizable product offerings, exceptional service, aggressive claims handling and proactive risk management services. National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries are rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

NBIS (NATIONSBUILDERS INSURANCE SERVICES) is the premier insurance provider to the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, serving SC&RA members as an endorsed property and casualty insurance provider for over 25 years with insurance coverage and innovative risk management solutions. The NBIS team provides members with customized insurance products to protect businesses as well as contract management, preventative risk analysis and planning before claims handling is necessary. NBIS provides coverage from a variety of A+ (Superior) rated carriers by A.M. Best Company and licensed in all 50 states.

NELSON MANUFACTURING COMPANY is North America’s premier manufacturer of custom semi-trailers, boom dollies and boom launch trailers. In business since 1947, Nelson has the experience and the ingenuity to solve the most challenging transportation requirements. The company’s trailers and dollies are built to order which allows them to offer solutions to specific needs. Nelson uses the latest technologies combined with proven designs to provide not only the most efficient and user-friendly trailers and boom dollies on the market but the most durable as well. They provide products for the crane, rigging, construction, heavy haul, over size and aerospace markets.

ONE RETIREMENT SOURCE is a retirement plan consulting firm with over 20 years of experience helping employer’s run their company sponsored retirement plan and educating their employees. Whether an SC&RA member is looking to start a retirement plan or maintain their existing retirement plan, One Retirement Source can help. They also offer the SC&RA Retirement Affinity Program, a retirement plan designed specifically to help small businesses band together to combat the challenges of cost and administrative burden when offering a retirement plan. The program is an ideal option for many SC&RA members as it is easy to use, cost efficient and outsources a majority of the administrative duties off their plate.

PACCAR WINCH engineers and manufactures industry-leading winch, hoist and drive systems under the BRADEN, CARCO and Gearmatic brand names. PACCAR Winch is proud to offer a wide range of solutions for specialized transportation and material handling including crane hoists, trailer and recovery winches, swing drives and track drives. The company works hand-in-hand with customers to develop the best products for their needs.

*NEW* For over 20 years, PINNACLE TRAILER SALES has helped customers from multiple industries get the right trailer for the right haul, right now. The company’s selection of multi-axle trailers enables those with heavy haul, crane and rigging projects to maximize profits and secure more loads. Pinnacle Trailer Sales works closely with clients who handle heavy haul products such as turbines, cranes, transformers, modular components, equipment and excavators.

PROMILES SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT has more than 30 years of experience writing, developing and managing licensing, permitting, fuel tax reporting and truck routing software for the trucking industry and state jurisdictions. PSDC’s Truck Routing Software is used by thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies. PSDC’s Fuel Tax Reporting Software is used to file more IFTA reports than any other software company in the industry, and PSDC’s Routing Software is used to automate fuel taxes for more than 100,000 trucks.

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.

RIGREADY manufactures and distributes OSHA compliant rigging boom attachments that bolt on and off forklifts and telehandlers. The attachments are portable, OSHA-compliant and have two models that fit on forklifts between 2,000 and 40,000 pounds and are interchangeable between the different brands. RigReady products are rated by major forklift manufacturers as an approved attachment.

For nearly 118 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.

TALBERT MANUFACTURING manufactures a variety of heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment. Located in Indiana, Talbert has been serving the transportation industry since 1938 covering commercial, government, aerospace and energy applications as well as in-plant material handling movers, manufacturing systems and processors. Talbert products include utility and tag-a-long trailers, tilt deck trailers, hydraulic slide axle/hydraulic tail trailers, low bed heavy haul trailers, extendible trailers (flats, step decks, lowbeds, hydraulic necks), spread axle trailers (East and West coast styles) and multi-axle configurations.

TRAIL KING INDUSTRIES, North America’s largest specialized trailer manufacturer, has been a supporting member of the SC&RA for over 40 years. Trail King 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 strives to lead the way in the trailer industry, delivering the best trailers in the world for its customers’ success.

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.

TRANSMASTER TRAILERS/MASTER SOLUTIONS designs, engineers and manufactures various types of premium, custom trailers. TransMaster Trailers offers specialized multi-axle steering dollies, perimeter frames, extendables, high-capacity steering trailers, jeeps, heavy-duty step-decks, detachable gooseneck lowboys, counter-weight trailers, wind energy trailers, beam systems and much more. TransMaster Trailers is dedicated to designing innovative hauling solutions to satisfy a customer’s specific needs, manufacturing a high-quality product that is robust and reliable, and providing continued, industry-leading customer support.

TRANSPORT PRODUCTS AND SERVICE ENTERPRISES, INC. (TPSE INC.) is a certified woman owned small business, offering products, service, maintenance and technical assistance to the specialized transportation, aerospace, power generation, ship building, construction, and millwright industries, among others. Featuring products from the TII Group including Scheuerle and KAMAG, TPSE is a source for SPMTs, shipyard transporters, hydraulic road transporters and more. TPSE, Inc. also offers material handling devices from Mouvers as well as many accessories and spare parts relative to the industries serviced.

U.S. CARGO CONTROL is the source for equipment for hauling, rigging, towing, lifting and moving all kinds of cargo. Specializing in the cargo control, rigging and lifting and moving supplies industries, they offer thousands of products online and welcome custom orders and special requests. In-house manufacturing capabilities include custom tiedown straps, lifting slings, flatbed tarps and cargo nets. Located in the Midwest, they offer superior customer service, a knowledgeable sales team, and fast delivery, the company said.

USI INSURANCE SERVICES is a national U.S. insurance broker with a heavy equipment practice group headquartered in Coral Gables, FL. The USI Heavy Equipment Division is generalist-free. The company’s veteran team of heavy equipment insurance specialists has knowledge of the crane and rigging, millwrighting, concrete pumping and specialized heavy haul industries. USI knows the complexities of industry-specific benchmarking, contract language, manuscript coverage forms, risk management, claims advocacy and more.

WCS PERMITS & PILOT CARS provides OS/OW and trip and fuel permits, and pilot car dispatching in North America, as well as the latest tools drivers and dispatchers need. WCS’ online Permit Portal allows customers to access permits and order info 24/7. The Permit Portal & Pilot Portal Apps send instant text message notifications once permits and pilots are approved or dispatched, and the permit app automatically links any necessary attachments with permits. The Oversize Load Assistant, developed and maintained by WCS, is a subscriber-based permit manual which includes state and province oversize/overweight regulations as well as an OS/OW fee calculator.

WEST CHESTER PERMIT procures fast and accurate oversize, overweight, superload, trip and fuel permits throughout the U.S. and Canada. West Chester Permit’s online permitting system, Atlas, provides estimates, escort requirements, online ordering, status updates and the ability to print permits online 24/7. Thousands of state rules and regulations are coded into the system to ensure applications are accurate.

WIRECO is the global leader in manufacturing, engineering and distribution of wire rope, synthetic rope and electromechanical cable. With true global reach, they deliver products for equipment and applications no matter where the worksite may be. WireCo products are used in the transport industry to load and unload freight; in the construction industry to move materials; and in the manufacturing industry to help assemble heavy equipment.

ZMAC TRANSPORATION SOLUTIONS will be exhibiting their latest software offering. ZFreight is the first fully integrated freight management system for LTL and oversized freight. It is an online, one-stop-shop for freight management with instant, guaranteed quotes, carrier matches and tracking from booking to delivery. Customers enter their load’s info, and ZFreight provides all-in-one rates based on market analytics, matches with multiple trailer types and carriers and the ability to make instant direct offers and run tenders.

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