JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd

Many years of experience – Established over forty-five years ago, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd is a leading transport company within the UK, providing a professional service that covers all aspects of transport and heavy haulage services – including general haulage and abnormal loads.

Heavy Haulage, Shipping & Transport

With more than 45 years’ experience in the heavy haulage industry, you can depend on JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd to transport your load safely to its destination. Using our skills and expertise, we deliver heavy cargo on time, every time!

Operating from our base in Skelmersdale, we guarantee a hassle-free experience for all customers – with a fantastic reputation for heavy haulage not only across the UK but internationally too.

As experts in heavy haulage, we are dedicated to providing bespoke transport solutions for awkward, cumbersome loads and carefully plan and execute logistics. So, whether you’re looking to transport, install or relocate generators, turbines or industrial machinery – or you need us to escort abnormal loads throughout the UK – you can relax knowing that you’re in capable hands.

Drawing on our knowledge of the UK infrastructure, we select the best route for your haulage and overcome challenges such as access restrictions, congestion and tight deadlines – providing a flexible, economical solution for every customer. As well as route planning, we’ll also arrange movement permits for heavy and abnormal loads and provide escort vehicles, where necessary, to ensure safe transit.

At JB Rawcliffe, we pride ourselves on offering a first-class service, specialising in:

Whatever sector you’re in, be it construction, defence or marine, we guarantee a cost-effective and reliable transportation service for all customers. We also use the most up-to-date systems for our haulage services to maximise safety and efficiency.


Heavy haulage systems

Here at JB Rawcliffe, we have an extensive fleet of specialist vehicles at our disposal, ranging from HIAB cranes and hydraulic gantry lift systems to strand jacks, semi-low loaders and self-propelled modular transporters – guaranteed to simplify the process of removal and installation.

No matter which of our haulage systems you require, we assure you that they are each maintained to the highest standard and can be adapted to suit your transportation needs. What’s more, we are constantly investing in the latest equipment and technology to meet the increasing demand for haulage services throughout the UK. It also allows us to keep pace with industry innovations and stringent requirements – employing the safest, most efficient practices.

Safety is paramount for our specialist team, and we do everything we can to eliminate the risk of accidents and injuries. All our haulage systems are operated in the safest way possible by our experts who have a wealth of experience in the industry. We also make sure your cargo (including abnormal loads) is delivered to the correct destination, on time and within budget.

Our heavy lift and transport fleet has been used to complete numerous projects across the country, and internationally as part of a joint venture in Kenya. But don’t just take our word for it – find out more in our case studies.

If you’d like to know more about the haulage services and systems we supply at JB Rawcliffe, or you have a question about escort vehicles, get in touch with us on 01695 737 880 or email enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com. Our heavy haulage specialists are always on hand to help, offering cost-effective solutions to suit every project.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Working with haulage specialists, like us at JB Rawcliffe, is a great idea. Haulage is one of the most cost-effective solutions for transporting large, heavy or awkward loads. All our heavy haulage trucks are operated by a qualified driver who understands the ins and outs of heavy haulage and prioritises safety.

What’s more, we’ll arrange every aspect of the haul making sure products are delivered safely, on time and to budget. Employing the expertise of JB Rawcliffe not only gives you peace of mind it could also save you valuable time by speeding up the process of moving.

There is so much to do when it comes to heavy haulage, but the JB Rawcliffe team will take care of everything and comply with legal requirements from start to finish.

Before we do anything, we plan and analyse haulage requirements, as well as potential challenges. After this, we select the most suitable vehicle to ensure loads are transported safely. Our heavy haulage experts will then secure heavy loads to prevent them falling off in transit and make sure your goods are delivered on time.

Our haulage services are ideal for transporting, installing and handling heavy items that are large, bulky or awkward to move. We use our haulage trucks to carry oversized products that are too big to fit on standard or large vehicles/transporters, typical examples include:

  • generators
  • turbines
  • cooling towers
  • industrial machines

Knowing exactly what it is you need to haul, and sharing this information with our team, will allow us to help you to maximise your value for money. To find out what else our haulage trucks can handle, call 01695 737 880 and we’ll happily guide and advise you.

Almost any industry can benefit from heavy haulage, however, the main sectors that use this method of transport include agriculture and construction. Thanks to innovative heavy haulage trucks, you can transport your goods in one big move, rather than hiring several small vehicles for multiple journeys which can work out more expensive.

Heavy haulage trucks are ideal for transporting and handling heavy items that are large, bulky or awkward to move. This applies to wide and long loads, large and small plant equipment, vehicles, containers, dangerous goods, sculptures, and more.

Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons, we use our heavy haulage trucks to carry oversized products that are too big to fit on standard or large vehicles/transporters. Typical examples include:

  • aircraft parts
  • bungalows
  • cooling towers
  • generators
  • helicopters
  • industrial machines
  • turbines

Knowing exactly what it is you need to haul, and sharing this information with our haulage experts, will allow us to help maximise your value for money. To find out what else our heavy haulage trucks can handle, call 01695 737 880 and we’ll happily guide and advise you.

Heavy haulage trucks can be seen on the UK infrastructure every day – be it transporting essential items, large and heavy industrial units, or sometimes even porta cabin homes! There’s no denying that they play a huge part in logistics and freight-forwarding, but no two projects are identical, so it’s important that you consider the full range of heavy haulage trucks available, and choose the right one for you.

All our heavy haulage trucks, here at JB Rawcliffe, are well-maintained and easy to adapt to suit your bespoke requirements. These include:

  • Bogies
  • Low loaders
  • Platform trailers
  • Prime movers
  • Self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs)
  • Semi-low loaders

With so many different configurations and types of heavy haulage trucks to choose from, knowing which to go for can be easier said than done. That’s why we are always on hand, ready to advise on the best one for the load you need moving.

If you’re unsure which of our vehicles you need for heavy haulage, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can either call 01695 737 880 for expert advice, or drop us an email at enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

The cost of heavy haulage in the UK varies depending on a number of factors, take the destination and speed of the delivery, for instance.

If you’re planning to send consignments either on the same day or overnight, you can expect to pay a premium as our heavy haulage trucks are already in demand, and the chances are you will need one sooner. The same can be said if you need to haul goods a long distance in order to cover fuel costs.

Contrary to popular belief, larger heavy haulage trucks don’t bump up the price too much and the rate per mile is similar to that for smaller trucks. However, the size and weight of the goods you need moving can be a major factor affecting the cost of heavy haulage in the UK.

When transporting complex freights or abnormal loads, you’ll need one of our bigger haulage trucks. These require a qualified driver and, although this will increase the price of heavy haulage, will ensure safety. Other factors that affect the price include ferry costs and toll charges.

For a better idea of how much heavy haulage will cost, get in touch. Our team will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail, before offering a fair price.

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd Services

  • Heavy Haulage Company
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme
  • Heavy Transport Association - JB Rawcliffe
  • Road Haulage Association Services
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    Our Reviews

    Based on 33 reviews
    Elias Soulis
    Elias Soulis
    Top company. Top service.
    istvan pflancer
    istvan pflancer
    Heavy haulage..anything big and long you want moving they are the guys.. Delivered a container to be unloaded only there 43 minutes and I was unloaded great guys 5 stars
    Rob Morris
    Rob Morris
    Polite office staff, a well equipped company dealing with heavy haulage and lifting.
    Paul Elliott
    Paul Elliott
    Great staff got me loaded very quickly