Heavy Haulage Edinburgh

Heavy Haulage in Edinburgh

When it comes to relocating heavy plant machinery in the capital or sending goods to European destinations, you need the expertise of a heavy haulage company in Edinburgh – and who better to employ than the team at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd?

The great thing about working with a well-established transport company is that they will cover every aspect of transport and haulage – delivering a professional service and making sure that every job is completed safely and efficiently.

What’s more, reputable heavy haulage companies in Edinburgh can lend a hand with abnormal load transport too. Planning plan the whole thing – start to finish. Using their finely honed skills they will ensure that your load is safe and secure throughout and arrange a vehicle escort if required.

Why JB Rawcliffe?

JB Rawcliffe & Sons are one of the UK’s leading hauliers and – although we are not necessarily a ‘transport company in Edinburgh’ – we have been working with clients in Scotland for the past 45 years.

We understand that no two projects are the same and each requires a unique solution. So, no matter what you need to move – or where you need it moving to – we’ll tailor our heavy haulage services to suit your requirements.

Something that sets JB Rawcliffe apart from other transport companies in Edinburgh is our comprehensive fleet of heavy haulage trucks, including bogies, low loaders, platform trailers and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to name just a few.

On top of this, we are continually investing in our haulage trucks to ensure we bring our clients the most reliable equipment and shipping methods.

Here at JB Rawcliffe, safety is our top priority. It always has been and always will be. Before we set off with your goods, we will organise the logistics and look closely at the potential challenges along the way. This could be anything from bridges and flyovers to narrow streets with parked cars or road closures.

Having worked in Edinburgh for many years, our team is very familiar with the area. And, although there’s nothing we can do about traffic congestion and accidents, we can draw on our local knowledge to navigate the trickiest routes for heavy haulage in Edinburgh and allocate plenty of time to overcome challenges.

If you need to transport an oversized load – one that will hang off the side of the vehicle bed and requires more space on the motorway – our Edinburgh haulage service is ideal.

Whilst legislation doesn’t stipulate that abnormal loads must have an escort, it is advised – and this is something we can help with. We can arrange an escort on your behalf to alert other road users of the presence of a wide or long load – allowing them to give a wider berth when overtaking – ensuring your goods arrive safely and on time.

Contact JB Rawcliffe

If you would like to know more about heavy haulage in Edinburgh, or how your business can benefit from our transport services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Simply call 01695 737 880 or email enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.

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Abnormal loads can make transporting and storing goods more difficult, especially if proper equipment and specialist experience is lacking. That’s why we’re one of the leading heavy haulage companies in Edinburgh when it comes to handling abnormal loads.

An abnormal load is anything that:

  • Weighs heavier than 44,000kg
  • Has an axle load weighing more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
  • A width greater than 2.9 metres
  • A length greater than 18.65 metres

Given the enormity of most abnormal loads, careful planning and consideration is crucial, and when it comes to successfully handling even the most difficult consignments – our reputation is strong.

From meticulously planning the perfect route, considering all factors and variables to plan ahead for possible issues, right through to organising a private escort to warn other road users of potential hazards on the road – we’re there every step of the way.

If you’re looking for heavy haulage in Edinburgh and have an abnormal load that needs professional management – contact our team today on 01695 737 880.

If you’ve never used a heavy haulage company before then you may be wondering whether our services could benefit you. Over the 45 years we’ve been in the business, we’ve worked with a huge variety of sectors handling all manner of heavy consignments.

Amongst our most common customers are those from the construction, defence, marine and oil industries – but this list is certainly not exhaustive. The truth is that all kinds of businesses rely upon heavy haulage in Edinburgh as a means of safely executing the transportation of goods. Without that specialist knowledge and equipment, movement of heavy loads could be extremely dangerous – so if you’re still unsure, get in touch with one of our team who can discuss your specific requirements in greater detail.

So, you need the services of a heavy haulier in Edinburgh? But what type of system will suit your requirements? Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we provide a plethora of specialist systems which allows us to work with all kinds of consignments.

Our technical systems include:

  • Hydraulic gantry lift systems
  • Strand jacks
  • HIAB cranes
  • Self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs)

It’s fair to say that we’re well-equipped to handle all manner of heavy haulage jobs in Edinburgh – so why not get in touch with us about your job? Our team of experts are on-hand to help advise you on the best haulage system for your needs.

Vehicle escorts play an important role in the transportation of goods, particularly if the load is deemed ‘abnormal’ meaning that it is oversized and could pose a risk to other road users during transit.

You may have even seen vehicle escorts before, as they can often be found either in front of or just behind a heavy haulage van and works to warn other road users of the coming load, allowing a safe and wide birth to be created.

Vehicle escorts are paramount where expert navigation of difficult or high risk routes is necessary, and if you’re handling large or cumbersome loads in Edinburgh, you may benefit from implementing one into your transport strategy. Not sure how? That’s fine, the team at JB Rawcliffe will arrange everything for you, including the documentation and permits, so get in touch to find out how to get started!

Whether you’re looking to transport goods across the country or overseas, finding an affordable heavy haulage company in Edinburgh, without sacrificing quality and reliability, can be tricky.

Here at JB Rawcliffe’s, we’ve been operating for over 45 years, and although we’re based in Skelmersdale, we have worked with companies across Edinburgh since day 1, giving us expert knowledge of the roads and the different routes available.

Whilst there is no ‘one price fits all’ when it comes to heavy haulage in Edinburgh, as the costs differ depending on the goods that you need transporting and how far they need to go, we can guarantee the best rates around.

So, if you want experience, reliability and affordability all in one place, look no further than JB Rawcliffe.

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