For more than 40 years Hulcher Services has been prepared to assist the transportation industry, general industry, grain, coal and government in the wake of a natural disaster. We are specially positioned and equipped to combat the elements and respond during the most treacherous situations.
Whether hurricanes, heavy rains, flooding, tornados, fires, mudslides or snowstorms have devastated an area, Hulcher is ready to jump into action with a full complement of Disaster Response Services and equipment.
Hulcher's Disaster Response Services equipment includes:
Hulcher crews can respond within one hour of your call, any time day or night. Our 24/7/365 call center and strategically-positioned divisions ensure that we can respond to wherever you need us. For major disaster response situations we can deploy equipment from around the country and even bring in relief crews with our corporate jet if required. Hulcher has no limitations as to travel distance.
Our Disaster Response Services equipment is maintained through Hulcher’s Preventative Mechanical Maintenance Program. This multi-layered, proactive system of inspections and servicing that ensures our equipment is trustworthy and ready to go to work when you need it.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of any piece of equipment is the person who is operating it. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments.With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs, or independently.
For your disaster response to be successful, you need quality equipment, maintained to be reliable and operated by experienced railroad contractor professionals. When your Disaster Response project calls for equipment that is properly equipped, expertly operated and available when you need it, call Hulcher at 800-637-5471.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Provides Disaster Response for Railroad's Tornado Damage
Following a series of devastating tornados, one railroad found that nine miles of its track were buried in debris. A local neighborhood and large forest were torn apart by the storms, resulting in wreckage on the tracks as high as 20 feet. This debris made it impossible for rail crews to reach a badly damaged trestle bridge on this stretch. The railroad needed an experienced disaster response contractor to clear the track while coordinating with local emergency officials and the area’s residents.
|Case Study - Hulcher Provides Disaster Response to Simultaneous Major Flood Events
Record snowfalls and spring rains resulted in major flooding throughout North Dakota. Much of the state was declared a disaster area. At the same time, a separate flood event devastated several midwest states. Railroads, local governments and industry needed a contractor with extensive, national resources, including trained crews and a fleet of heavy equipment, to respond to both flood events.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
Photos of Disaster Response Services Equipment