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Landstar Hauls Heavy/Specialized Freight

From the statue of Abraham Lincoln, a batmobile replica, a viking ship, and a sculpture of Marilyn Monroe... Landstar is called to transport any specialized freight. By Landstar

December 6, 2018

In 2017, as the city of Peoria was preparing for the state's bicentennial celebration, Landstar was called upon to help transport a sculpture that is now part of the Peoria Riverfront Museum exhibit “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln.”

To kick off the exhibit’s opening, the museum borrowed a work from public art sculptor Seward Johnson. The piece, “Return Visit,” is a 31-foot tall, 19-ton statue depicting Lincoln standing with a “common man” who is holding the Gettysburg Address.

To move the immense piece from Chicago to Peoria, the creator turned to independent Landstar agency WW Transport Inc. and Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Ronald Shaw, who has 21 years of experience hauling heavy and overdimensional freight with his double-drop trailer.


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