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From the entire team here at High Tech
Have a wonderful holiday!

CAT 330

TRANSPORTING A CAT 330 TRACKHOE
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A trackhoe/excavator is a common, widely used piece of equipment on most construction jobs. We move a lot of these machines. This one was moved from Southern New Mexico to Flagstaff, AZ.
The average CAT 330 Excavator Specs (without any add ons) for transportation means:
36.5' in length
11.8' in height
11' wide
74,300 lbs - operating weight

This is not a small machine by any means.
Thanks to our driver Roger for the photo and the safe haul.

Transporting a 988G

Transporting a 988G
Now that's a big loader!

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Transport Specs for this load:
13.5 ft height
11.5 ft wide
34.1 ft length
95,604 lbs operating weight

That's a big load!

    

Your Tractor of Choice

What do you drive?

If you are a professional driver, what tractor are you spending all your time in? Is it the tractor you'd choose if you had the choice?

Here at High Tech Transportation we drive Kenworth Trucks. Tried and true, we have been trucking with Kenworth for decades. From the logging days to the present, we still have a soft spot for those Kenworth tractors!
Currently our fleet has T800's, T600's, and W900's.

Most of our KW's have Cummins and CAT engines, both of which we prefer for our trucks and our sister company is a Cummins dealer so it really works out well all around.

Here are two American "Idols" of the trucking world:

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First lets talk KW (only because I am a little biased). An all american company and the first of it's kind, now that's something to be proud of!
The company was originally started in Portland Oregon in 1912 when two brothers decided to build their own truck with a powerful inline six-cylinder engine (gasp! can you believe that), the first of it's breed. In 1916, the company moved to Washington. Edgar Worthington and Harry Kent were partners and in 1923 they reincorporated the business as the Kenworth Motor Truck Company. In 1926, they started making buses and in 1933 they were the first American company to offer diesel engines standard in their trucks (awesome). In 1957 KW produced the first cab-over-engine model (I have fond memories as a child, trucking in a cab-over).
KW's are known for their quality, high resale value amongst the class 8 trucks and low operating costs.

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Are you a Peterbilt fan? I can't argue that these are great tractors and for me (and only IMO), a very close runner up to my all time love, the KW.
Founded in 1939 by T.A. Peterman who was looking to solve a lumber logistics problem. He needed to get logs from the forest to the mill & he needed to do it efficiently and timely. How can you not love a tractor originally produced/founded by a logger. Now that's some great history! And being a logger's daughter, I have a lot of pride for the logging industry.

There are a lot of options out there and when it comes right down to it, quality has always been our driving force. We are proud to drive American Made Tractors and we want our drivers to have reliable units to do their jobs well !

Here is Doug, showing off his KW T800:

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What do you drive & why do you like it? We want to hear your voice!

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Heavy Hauling

HEAVY HAULING

High Tech Transportation is proud to offer heavy hauls to our list of services. Currently our services are available in the Southwestern United States with competitive rates and the most experienced drivers.

Specialized equipment with professional drivers = #1 choice to get your equipment moved.

Please contact us for your rate.
CONTACT HERE

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Weather Update

Arizona + Snow = Flagstaff!!!

It’s mid-April and just this past weekend, here in sunny Arizona, we received 8 inches of snow! It was a full on blizzard this past Saturday, my fire place was roaring all day. Today, looking out my office window, as I write this blog post, it’s nothing but BEAUTIFUL outside and I wish I wasn’t sitting here at my desk, rather I can imagine myself on a nice bike ride, enjoying the spring temperatures, mid 60’s and ohhhh so lovely.

Flagstaff Arizona isn’t your typical Arizona setting, as you may have guessed. We are located near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, along the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the United States! Pretty impressive don’t ya’ think? We are situated at 7,00 feet which puts us as a high elevation semi-desert and that elevation explains why we are still being snowed on, even in April!

imagesBeautiful Flagstaff Arizona, OUR HOME!! Come visit!

Small Gains in February

A nice article over at truckernews.com… http://www.truckersnews.com/federal-freight-index-saw-small-gain-in-february/
Looks like things are looking up, even if it’s only a small percentage, at least it’s a gain.


FEDERAL FREIGHT INDEX SAW SMALL GAIN IN FEBRUARY
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, following a one-month decline in January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index, released April 10.
BTS, part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the level of freight shipments measured by the Freight TSI, 110.3, declined from the December 2011 113.7, which was the number’s highest since when BTS’ TSI records begin in 1990.
The Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in freight shipments by mode of transportation in ton-miles, which are then combined into one index. The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight.
Shipments in February were at the second highest level since April 2008, despite the 3.0 percent decline from December 2011. After dipping to a low of 94.3 in April 2009, freight shipments have increased in 23 of the last 34 months, rising 16.9 percent during that period.

Saftey is Priority

High Tech Transportation, Inc. has proudly been in business for over 15 years. We are proud of our drivers and their continued commitment to safety.

We currently have zero violations for Unsafe Driving!
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