Heavy Haulage Glasgow

Heavy Haulage in Glasgow

Got a heavy or abnormal load that needs transporting from Glasgow to other areas in Scotland or European destinations? Great! We are experts in heavy haulage in Glasgow and will be more than happy to help you.

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd is recognised as one of the UK’s leading hauliers. Our success is built on customer satisfaction and – despite being based in Skelmersdale – we have been fortunate enough to work with clients in Glasgow for more than 45 years. So, whether you need to relocate heavy plant machinery from your base in Glasgow or send consignments to European destinations, the good news is, you’re in capable hands.

Why JB Rawcliffe?

Although we are not necessarily a ‘transport company in Glasgow’, we specialise in the movement of all types of abnormal (oversized) loads and consider no task too big or small. We understand that every project requires a unique solution, so no matter what you need to move, we’ll tailor our heavy haulage services in Glasgow to match your requirements – ensuring your goods reach their end destination smoothly.

One thing that sets us apart from other haulage companies in Glasgow is that we have an extensive fleet of heavy haulage trucks at our disposal, including:

  • bogies
  • low loaders (and semi low loaders)
  • modular equipment
  • platform trailers
  • prime movers
  • self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT)

…and, the best bit is, we are regularly investing in our haulage trucks to provide our clients with the most reliable equipment and shipping methods for heavy haulage in Glasgow.

For us, safety is – and always will be – at the forefront of everything we do. Before we set off with your goods, we will look at the logistics and assess the potential challenges that could be faced during transit. This could be bridges, flyovers, roadblocks, narrow streets or even parked cars. Having worked in Glasgow for many years, we will draw on this experience to navigate the best route for the haul – reducing the risk of obstacles and time delays. We might not be able to do anything about rush hour traffic or collisions, but we will always allocate (more than) enough time to meet deadlines.

Whilst legislation doesn’t state that abnormal loads must be escorted, you should notify the local authorities if you intend on transporting wide loads – that will inevitably hang off the side of the vehicle bed – on the motorway. The great thing about choosing JB Rawcliffe for heavy haulage in Glasgow is that, if you have an abnormal load, we will arrange a vehicle escort to ensure maximum safety and security for your consignment. So, you can rest easy knowing that your goods will reach their destination both safely and on time.

Contact JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd

Want to know more about heavy haulage in Glasgow? Perhaps you have a question or would like to discuss your requirements further with a member of the team, here at JB Rawcliffe. Whatever it may be, we are here to help and will gladly share our expertise. You can either call 01695 737 880, email enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com or complete the online enquiry form, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. Alternatively, why not check out our FAQs? You may find the answer to your question here.

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Great news! Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we move all manner of abnormal and wide loads and can tell you whether you need a vehicle escort. Even better still, we can provide a vehicle escort for heavy haulage in Glasgow – giving you one less thing to worry about.

An abnormal load is classified as a vehicle with a:

  • weight over 44,000kg
  • axle load of more than 10,000kg (single non-driving axle)
  • axle load of more than 11,500kg (single driving axle)
  • width over 2.9 metres
  • rigid length of more than 18.65 metres

Although it’s not compulsory to have the police or private escort for abnormal loads, we would always recommend arranging one if you’re transporting an oversized load that will take up more than one lane on the motorway. Having a support vehicle, to safely guide the heavy haulage truck and your load, will alert other road users to its presence and allow them to give a wider berth.

When transporting large loads or heavy industrial equipment, you need the expertise of a reputable transport company in Glasgow, and who better to employ than JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd?

We are based in the North West of England, yet have a fantastic reputation for heavy haulage in Glasgow. After working with various start-up and blue-chip companies in the area, we have become very familiar with the city so know all the best routes to take when transporting equipment, either across Glasgow or further afield.

Unlike other haulage companies in Glasgow, we operate a modern fleet of vehicles and are continually investing in new vehicles to accommodate all our customers. We deliver a professional service – one that’s tailored towards your specific needs – and ensure items are moved in a safe and timely fashion. To discuss your requirements in detail, you’re welcome to get in touch at any time.

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