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John Welch

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biography

I have worked in the specialized transportation industry for over ten (10) years now, spending the first eight (8) years working for Emmert International in their North Texas office. During my time at Emmert International, my role evolved from simple drafting to equipment design, to ordering OS/OW permits, to Project Management and finally Branch Manager. In 2011, I had the honor of joining Lone Star Transportation and working out of the Headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas. At LST, I help manage our Heavy Haul Fleet, coordinate transportation projects, perform job inspections, create transportation drawings used for permitting & loading purposes, and design equipment for special hauling requirements. I am proficient in AutoCAD, Inventor, Creo Elements Pro 5.0 (Formerly Pro-E) and MS Office Products.

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work experience

Lone Star Transportation, LLC Heavy Haul Project Coordinator & Design Engineer May 2011 -

Oversee Heavy Haul vehicles and specialized drivers for conveyance of freight or equipment by communicating work assignments, dispatching the truck/driver, evaluate assignments and properly assigning a qualified driver, monitoring equipment and driver status, documenting issues involving the work order, payroll, and safety requirements. Use AutoCAD to create an extensive equipment reference library detailing all specialized equipment within the Lone Star fleet and the various interchangeable components associated with the specialized equipment. Utilize 3D design software to create new transport equipment and/or modify existing equipment to support a unique commodity. Create shop, fabrication and assembly drawings for new transport equipment. Create technical transport drawings that depict overall dimensions, accurate weight distribution to each axle group, empty travel configurations and note any unique loading/unloading criteria. These technical drawings can also be used to assist in obtaining specialized transport permits.

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Interests: equipment design, cooking, grilling, heavy equipment, conceptual equipment design, history, biking, hiking, camping, fishing, photography, travel

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