It’s best to take the safe route when slaying giants.
Bennett Driver, Billy Clark, is a mobile unit-hauling specialist. Immediately after showing up to the site and sizing up the giant, Clark went to work. During his safety inspection, he noticed that several of the unit’s eight axels had troublesome tires. Being a stickler for safety, he had them changed out. On a journey of 550 miles, he wouldn’t take a single chance.
Safety was a constant theme throughout the entire ride. All driving would take place during the day. Because escorts are not required in Texas, Clark drove alone at a nice-and-easy 50 mph or less the whole way. “I hate to say it, but at 50 or less, you’re everyone’s ‘favorite’ person. But I don’t let it get to me.” Clark says, “I’m just trying to get the job done, safely and to the best of my ability.”
At dusk, Clark went the distance to find a nice safe spot near a truck stop to park for the night, taking care to ensure the unit was secure and that other drivers could navigate around it safely.
Taking the initiative Bennett-style.
Out on the road, Bennett drivers are in many ways the faces of the companies they serve. Oftentimes, truckers like Clark are the only link in the supply chain that has any person-to-person interaction with the buyer at all. So everything Bennett’s drivers do has to reflect the customer’s service commitment by delivering service that goes over and above.
When Clark arrived at the oil field, he had a prime opportunity to go over, above and then some for the customer. As he arrived with his load after traveling hundreds of miles, he realized no one was at the site to receive him or direct him where to drop the unit.
Rather than sitting on his hands, Clark picked up his smartphone and called the customer. Through a series of pictures, drawings and calculations they exchanged, the customer was able to direct Clark to where he should place the unit. “I went in and marked my measurements, staked it and then backed it up to where the stake was. I got it in line with another unit already there and I set it down right where it was supposed to be. Then I sent the gentleman pictures of it.” Clark said.
It was mission accomplished, and the virtual delivery was a first for Clark.
Mobile home heroics are equal parts preparation and perspiration.
Clark’s expertise and Peterbilt 386 provided the means for this successful haul. But mental capacity and muscle alone don’t tame big blue monsters. Clark had his home base at Bennett backing him.
Clark credits Bennett for clearing the road for success. “One thing with Bennett, they have a slogan that safety is priority one. And as far as I’ve seen, it’s not just something that they say. It’s something they actually live by.” he explains, “I’ve never been pushed. I’ve never been rushed. I mean, if you tell them that you don’t feel it’s safe…okay. I’ve never had anyone scream, yell, threaten, nothing.”
Meeting a business’s needs without missing a beat.
In our economy, companies grow real big, real fast. When they need space, they need it yesterday.
Keeping up with the speed of business in today’s world is no easy feat, especially when it involves moving over a thousand square feet of office 500 miles away in less than a day. But with a cool head and supportive team, Bennett International Group has proven you can move mountains—or in this case, blue monsters.
Bennett Truck Transport consistently brings safety best practices and our expertise to some of the largest and most complex over-the-road transports in the U.S. For more information on Bennett’s Modular Building Transport services, visit www.bennettig.com/service/manufactured-and-modular-building-transportation/