What is the process of our Heavy Haulage service?

What is the process of our Heavy Haulage service?

Without the correct equipment, moving industrial machines and heavy equipment is an arduous task. But relax, JB Rawcliffe and Sons Ltd have a fantastic reputation for heavy haulage transport and take care of everything from planning and transportation, right through to installation.

Heavy haulage is a process – relied on by many industries to get oversized products to their end destination on time – that involves many safety and logistical factors. As an experienced heavy haulage company in the UK, JB Rawcliffe provides specialist haulage equipment and trained staff – offering a service that’s second to none.

How it works:

  1. Survey

Our heavy haulage services are great for transporting, installing and handling bulky items that are difficult to move – be it generators, turbines, cooling towers or industrial machines.

When transporting abnormal loads, even the slightest miscalculation can have severe consequences, so we need to make sure that we get every aspect of heavy haulage just right. We’ll work closely with you, conducting a detailed survey and inspection before preparing the transportation plan.

  1. Planning

Planning is key to a successful move, and here at JB Rawcliffe, we plan and execute logistics in intricate detail. We assess the potential security and environmental challenges that could be faced en-route – including obstructions, such as bridges, flyovers and overhead cables – and apply for permits and arrange vehicle escorts wherever necessary.

We’ll also consider the scale of the job, specific dimensions and weight of the equipment that needs transporting – ensuring our team uses the optimum heavy haulage truck for the job.

  1. Transportation

As a heavy haulage specialist, safety is crucial for us. Our haulage trucks are only ever operated by a fully qualified driver who has a wealth of experience in the industry.

For particularly challenging routes, we can draw on our 45 years’ experience and provide vehicle escorts to ensure the safe transit of your industrial equipment – making sure it arrives smoothly. We also incorporate the recommended ‘rest periods’ into the transportation plan to ensure maximum safety – especially for cargos being transported across the country.

By opting for JB Rawcliffe for heavy haulage in the UK, you can relax knowing that your machinery is being safely handled by highly trained personnel, using the latest equipment.

Contact us

If you’d like to take advantage of our heavy haulage services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Always on hand to help, we will be more than willing to discuss your requirements in more detail. Either call us on 01695 737 880 or send an email to enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to transport heavy goods throughout the UK or overseas?

Many industries use heavy haulage to execute their transportation needs – from renewable energy companies to farmers, oil and gas engineers and clients in the civil and infrastructure sectors.

Whatever industry you work in, the JB Rawcliffe team can partner with your business to ensure your consignments reach their final destinations safely and on time.

Our heavy haulage services can effectively save you money by reducing the need to hire or purchase haulage trucks outright while making processes more streamlined.

To find out more about heavy haulage and how JB Rawcliffe can help you, call 01695 737 880.

When it comes to heavy haulage you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £1.50 per mile, but this can vary depending on numerous factors.

For example, if you need goods to be transported on the same day or overnight, you’ll likely be charged more – but you can trust that they’ll arrive promptly.

Similarly, longer journeys, larger vehicles and heavier loads will bump up the price considerably. This is to cover fuel costs and travel time, as well as the provision of a specially trained driver.

If you’d like to know how much heavy haulage will cost you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the JB Rawcliffe team. We’ll take your specific requirements into account and offer a fair yet competitive price.

By law, abnormal loads don’t need to be escorted.

However, the police often encourage the use of an escort vehicle when transporting an unusually large, long or heavy load for safety reasons.

An escort can alert other road users to the presence of an abnormal load, allowing them to give a wider berth when overtaking.

An escort can travel either ahead or behind the vehicle transporting the abnormal load. This way, if there are any potential obstructions (i.e. low bridges, tight bends, narrow roads, etc.) they can check clearance and help them to navigate the route safely.

If you require an escort vehicle for your heavy haulage, this can be arranged by the team at JB Rawcliffe. We’ll make sure your goods are transported as smoothly as possible.

There are several ways in which you can benefit from using a heavy haulage company – one of the main ones being expertise.

A reputable transport company will have vast experience in the industry, like ourselves at JB Rawcliffe. Our specialists are more than capable of providing a tailored solution to suit your transportation needs.

We will transfer your goods in a cost-effective way – saving you the need to hire or purchase haulage vehicles. On top of this, we will handle the entire process – including the planning and logistics – for an agreed rate.

Our professional team has knowledge in abundance. We know exactly how to operate the latest technology, ensuring your goods are handled safely and efficiently.

If you’d like to benefit from our heavy haulage service, please feel free to contact us. We’re always on hand to help and will happily discuss your requirements in further detail.

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