Plant Haulage – A Guide To Moving Heavy Loads


What Is ‘Plant Haulage’?

The term plant haulage (or heavy haulage) refers to the transport of machinery, equipment or apparatus that’s used for industrial activity or projects. Construction usually refers to heavy machinery and equipment such as bulldozers or cherry pickers, but many different types of machine and equipment come under the term ‘plant’, including:

  • Excavators
  • Diggers
  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes and crane parts
  • Lorry loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Farm machinery – tractors etc
  • Sailing vessels

Which Industries Use Plant?

There are several main industries which use this type of haulage services, such as construction, mining, fishing and marine. Plant can also refer to the vehicles, machine tools and test equipment used by these industries and they often rely heavily on this equipment being shipped from site to site. 

Luckily, there’s another industry that’s designed to do just that, and plant haulage ensures that companies can get the equipment they need, delivered safely and on time. Highway Logistics can cover all of your plant and heavy haulage needs, including transport on step frame and low-loader trailers.

Choose Highway Logistics for Plant Haulage

Looking to move plant Equipment?

We undertake work for many companies in many industries including construction, other plant hire companies, waste & recycling, utility companies, forestry, general haulage companies, farmers etc. If you are not sure on what transport you need to move your machinery, please get in touch as we can help you. We offer nationwide haulage and plant transport – all charged at local rates offering our most competitive prices!

Highway Logistics have a team trained in the transportation of plant machinery, equipped with the skills to dismantle and reassemble your machines. Haulage companies like ours, come equipped with vehicles designed to hold the whole load and weight of plant machinery. Using a plant haulage service allows the goods to get transported safely and efficiently.   All our drivers are fully trained in load and secure to ensure your machinery arrives safely on site!

How much does plant haulage cost?

We operate within an industry where overheads are high (think expensive trucks and equipment, highly trained crane operators, road tax and rising fuel cost). Factors that influence plant haulage cost include: 

  • The distance and time to compete the haul
  • The types of vehicles which are required to move your plant
  • The flexibility available to get the task done

What you get in the price:

  • Highly trained drivers and plant loaders
  • Quality, up to date lifting and transporting equipment
  • Planning and tracking of plant haulage jobs
  • Comprehensive Goods in Transit Insurance 

Contact Highway Logistics today on 0333 006 3009

Heavy Haulage

About Highway Logistics

Whether it is a container, pallet or a more complex load you need moving, we can help. From general haulage to HIAB and lifting, to specialist plant. Our business is built around customer service, reputation & safety. Located in the North East of England, we serve the surrounding areas of Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesborough daily with quick response to the entire of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Highway Logistics brings together many years of haulage experience into one place, offering unrivalled ability to meet your transport needs across many sectors. Whether on our own fleet or our carefully selected subcontractors – we can help. 

Our business is built around customer service, reputation & safety. Highway Logistics exists to aid safe and reliable lifting, transport and haulage for businesses and individuals; across all industries, with a focus to become your one-stop-shop for all your transport needs.

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