Our Fleet of Trucks


Fleet Specification

The company has a large array of specialist equipment with endless configuration possibilities which is all maintained to the highest of standards, this dedicated equipment can be adapted to the needs of our customer and the transport needs in question.

Prime Movers

The company currently has 20 prime movers operating on the roads of the UK. These prime movers range from 38 Ton to the impressive 250 Ton Tractor units, and operate in a number of configurations including rigid vehicles with fitted cranes.

Platform Trailers

In excess of 60 platform trailers in a variety of sizes, load bearing capabilities & manoeuvrability including single, double and triple extenders, the company has the specific platform trailer to suit the needs of the customer.

Semi Low Loaders

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd maintains a fleet of semi low loaders, which vary considerably in sizes, load bearing capabilities and manoeuvrability, dependant on the load these semi low loaders are available with air or hydraulic suspension. For example, there are semi low loaders, which can achieve a running height of 760mm, for loads where the overall height and the manoeuvrability is an issue.

Low Loaders

The fleet of low loaders that are operated, range in size and load bearing capability. Specific low loaders also have the facilities by which to steer, extend and also widen to accommodate the specific load to be carried. The company currently operates extendable low loaders with a deck thickness of 220mm which can be operated only millimetres from the ground meaning high loads can be easily transported using the motorway system saving the customer time and money.


The bogie units are primarily used for self supporting loads such as large steel and concrete bridge beams however they are also utilised in module form for the transport of extremely large pieces, running as a drawbar set up. The equipment available will compensate for uneven ground conditions such as ramps with the rear bolsters connected to the steering system hydraulically to give optimum self and override steering.

Modular Equipment

The company has an impressive array of specialised modular equipment which can be configured into a multitude of trailer set-ups. The modular equipment makes it possible to set up the most economical solution for any transport project. With a variety of decks and beams which can be set up in various lengths with extendable options. Vessel decks up to 150,000kg carrying capacity are also available which have the capabilities to extend outwards utilising cross over headers giving endless possibilities for the transportation of loads.


The company has 28lines of self propelled modular transporters (SPMT) available for the transportation of large and heavy cargoes giving a capacity of over 1000tonne.  With modular construction, the SPMT transporters can be coupled side to side and end to end, or remote units can be operated as a single transporter. The steering is controlled by electro-hydraulic motors were each wheel bogie is independently controlled and monitored by the computerised control system. Each wheel bogie able to swing through 260° (+130°) and with nine steering programs available this gives amazing manoeuvrability. The SPMT and power packs are controlled by a single operator by means of the hand operated remote console.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons, we have more than 100 haulage trucks at our depot – including prime movers, platform trailers, semi-low loaders, low loaders, bogies and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), to name just a few.

We pride ourselves on offering one of the most versatile fleets in the industry and are confident we can provide the perfect vehicle or specialist equipment for your needs.

To find out more about the vehicles we currently have in our fleet, or for help identifying the right one for your project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Either call us on 01695 737 880 or email enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com.

Different haulage trucks have different load-bearing capabilities, and our fleet is certainly no exception.

Some of our haulage vehicles can be used to transport heavy industrial machines, such as farming machinery and cranes. Others are better suited to large structures, such as portable buildings (holiday homes) and wind turbines.

For more information about the vehicles in our fleet and their uses, feel free to contact us. Always on hand to help, we’d love to hear from you and share our knowledge and expertise.

JB Rawcliffe is a heavy haulage company based in Skelmersdale.

Although we regularly work with clients local to us in the North West, we are proud to offer our haulage services and vehicles throughout the UK – covering Scotland, the North East, Midlands and South.

No matter where you are in the UK, if you’d like to take advantage of our extensive fleet, we encourage you to get in touch with our team on 01695 737 880. We’ll gladly provide you with the specialist equipment you require.


With more than 45 years of experience and a versatile fleet of haulage vehicles, you can rely on JB Rawcliffe to provide you with the specialist equipment you need.

We ensure that all of the vehicles and apparatus within our fleet are of exceptional quality, maximising safety and efficiency. They can also be adapted to suit your transport needs, making it more convenient for you.

As always, we keep our prices competitive and work closely with you to determine a solution that suits your budget.

To discuss your requirements with our team directly, give us a call on 01695 737 880. Alternatively, if you prefer, email us at enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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