Heavy Haulage

Heavy Haulage

Established more than 45 years ago, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd are UK haulage leaders and guarantee a professional service for all customers. We cover every aspect of transport and haulage – ensuring safety every step of the way.

Providing UK heavy haulage for abnormal loads, our team have extensive experience and will carefully plan and execute logistics to ensure your cargo is delivered safely, on time and within budget. Making us your ‘one-stop-shop’ for heavy freight needs.

Our heavy haulage services are ideal for transporting plant machinery, aircraft parts, and other hefty equipment. But, no matter what you need to move, we can help – with a range of heavy haulage trucks that are configured to carry single loads or more complex freights.

Escort vehicles are vital for protecting abnormal loads travelling on heavy haulage trucks. Not only do they help to navigate challenging routes, they also alert other road users to their presence and the need to be extra vigilant.

At JB Rawcliffe & Sons, we provide private escorts for our heavy haulage vehicles, meeting the specifications set by the Highway Agency in the ‘abnormal loads and abnormal vehicles’ code of practice.

If you’d like to find out more about heavy haulage services in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. Our team is always on hand to help – feel free to call us on 01695 7037 880  or email enquires@jbrawcliffe.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Heavy haulage is one of the most cost-effective solutions for transporting cargo – perfect for many different industries.

JB Rawcliffe & Sons specialise in the transportation of large, cumbersome loads and heavy industrial machines. We promise to deliver the solution you need, whenever you need it most and, it’s thanks to our practical approach and can-do attitude, we are the primary choice for heavy haulage in the UK.

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

There are several ways you can benefit from our services, including:

  • constant availability
  • widespread locations
  • competitive prices
  • expert advice

For more information about the benefits of heavy haulage in the UK, get in touch today. Our team will be more than happy to answer your questions.

There is more to heavy haulage than moving loads from A to B and ensuring they arrive safely. It’s about managing the whole thing – start to finish – and perfectly executing the logistics.

With 45 years’ experience to our name, JB Rawcliffe are experts in heavy haulage. We are fully aware that heavy loads require additional safety measures and, it’s for this reason, we take all the necessary precautions and regularly liaise with our clients to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.

We take care of every aspect of heavy haulage, from identifying the best heavy haulage truck to planning a suitable route and organising permits and escorts. This way you can concentrate on what happens when the equipment is delivered to your site.

Before we do anything, we carefully plan and analyse your heavy haulage requirements, as well as any potential challenges. After this, we select the most suitable heavy haulage truck to ensure loads are transported safely. Our experts will then secure heavy loads to prevent them from falling off during transit and deliver them to the right place, at the right time.

So, if a prompt – but above all safe – transportation service is what you’re after, make JB Rawcliffe your first choice.


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 what 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 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.

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