Case Study: Shipping Oversized Floodgates into NY : R&R Family of Companies

Shipping Oversized Floodgates into Large Metropolitan City


Manufacturing & Distribution


Heavy Haul / Specialized


New York (state)


Major City

Customer Background

A hydro-mechanical engineering company with 90 years of experience is laser focused on the design of tainter, radial, sluice, crest, vertical lift, spillway and bulkhead gates. The company also specializes in the design of wire-rope, cable drum hoists, gantry cranes, stoplogs, trash rake cleaning machines and the like. They offer deep knowledge and experience in the final assembly, shop testing and electrical wiring of the aforementioned components.

The Need

Shipping oversized gates into a congested major city takes logistical skill and driving talent that not all shippers have to offer. However, the R&R Family of Companies team excels at pulling together customized solutions for unique shipping circumstances. We contacted this hydro-mechanical engineering company via cold call to inquire about their specialized shipping needs and current operations. 

The company had an outstanding need for shipping oversized floodgates on a project basis. Many shippers would not put the time and work into knowing the ins and outs of a complicated, oversized load — much less navigating the tight streets of a major metropolitan city. Other special circumstances surrounding this type of shipping include securing permits, escorts, surveys, and tarping. 

The Solution

We are currently shipping full truckloads of oversized floodgates (which are approximately 77 feet long by nine feet wide by four feet tall and weigh 95,000 pounds) on a project basis into a metropolitan area using flatbeds and stretch flatbed trailers that span up to 80 feet.

Our client appreciates the constant communication and updates throughout the shipping process. Successfully completing shipments for this client involves tedious planning to align with the city's traffic laws and subsequent crane appointments.

The Results

When this hydro-mechanical engineering company is looking to win a bid of their own, the R&R Family of Companies is who they reach out to for an accurate price. We have cemented ourselves with this company for the long term and are building strong relationships with multiple employees. 

We are proud to go above and beyond for this company and for all of our customers. An example of our desire to go the extra mile is having carriers on standby and shipment information saved in the event of a fallout. Our logistical expertise allows us to make plans with potential challenges and roadblocks in mind.

Ship with the R&R Family of Companies

We have you covered with over 10 shipping modes, from LTL to truckload, flatbed to heavy haul, refrigerated to final mile, ocean to air. Request a quote on your shipment today.

600 - R&R Global
600 - Taylor Transportation, Inc.
500 - LTR - Load To Ride Transportation
320 - RFX | RFE
300 - AGX
280 - R&R Express
255 - American Group
255 - WLX | WLE
255 - GT
240 - Paradigm

We use cookies to improve your experience by using analytics. By using this site you consent to our use of cookies. To learn more, read our privacy policy.