Abnormal Loads

Nixon Haulage marks 25 years 
Based in Ballymore, Co Cork, Nixon Haulage Ltd is the number one abnormal load specialist throughout the entire Munster region.

Record-setting abnormal load specialists
Based in Hospital, Co Limerick, O’Neill’s Heavy Haulage is an experienced haulage company which operates throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe and specialises in abnormal loads for its clients.

Ever evolving Whitten Road Haulage continues to set record breaking standards
Established by Frank Whitten in 1963, Birr, Co Offaly-based Whitten Road Haulage specialises in Heavy Haulage, Abnormal Loads and Boat Transportation.

Prompt, professional plant and machinery transportation solutions
Specialising in the haulage of heavy and awkward loads all over Ireland and the UK, Martin HIAB Haulage Ltd. provides unrivalled solutions from its well-appointed base in Newry, County Down.

Consistency is the name of the game with ELS
As his company Exceptional Load Services Ltd (ELS) celebrates 20 years in business, Edwin Sunderland discusses some of the issues pertaining to what is a very specialised line of work.

The modular building transporter of choice
For closing in on 30 years, N Devlin Haulage has been delivering exceptional heavy haulage solutions from its Ardboe, County Tyrone base.

Need a lift
When moving heavy machinery, you want a company you can trust, who have experience. With over 25 years experience in moving heavy machinery, Lift Technology are the ideal choice.

Deme Macarale uses FlexMAX to transport concrete beams
Long and heavy – when you have to transport something that fits that description, using a FlexMAX self-steering trailer is the ideal solution.

The heavy specialists
MPS Enterprises Ltd was established 18 years ago by Clare native Finbarr McMahon, who had a number of years experience working in the haulage industry before deciding to set up his own business.

Mar-Train are one of a kind
Heavy haulage is one of the most skilled areas of haulage as attention to detail, health and safety and concentration levels are paramount in order to ensure a load reaches its destination.

Donnell & Ellis - the weight specialists
To say the haulage industry is underestimated by people would be an understatement, but the fact is that without trucks on our roads, the global economy would come to a halt.

Mar-Train moves giant crushers on five-axle extending step frame
Northern Ireland-based abnormal load specialist, Mar-Train Heavy Haulage, has taken delivery of a new five-axle extending step frame trailer, following the excellent performance of an almost identically specified unit delivered three years ago.

Worlds fastest cars moved by Collett
The worlds fastest car, Thrust SSC and its predecessor Thrust 2 took to the roads this weekend with the help of Collett.

ZFs Innovation Truck offers a glimpse of the future
The ZF Innovation Truck - with a length of over 25 metres - can be easily manoeuvred into its packing space via remote control.

IRU welcomes Council agreement on commercial vehicle weights and dimensions
The IRU has welcomed the Council of the European Union’s agreement on a political position on commercial vehicle weights and dimensions proposals that should lead to safer, more environmentally-friendly trucks, buses and coaches on Europe’s roads.

Chaos as booze flows across motorway
A crashed beer lorry caused early morning chaos for commuters when it covered a motorway in booze on Friday.

Manila docks jammed by cargo containers due to rush-hour truck ban
A truck ban in Manila is having an adverse effect on the Philippine economy.

Five chicks hitch a ride in HGV
In the UK, a nest of five chicks survived a near 300-mile cross-country journey in the back of a lorry.

Roundabout halved to accommodate abnormal load
Drastic measures had to be taken to get a particularly heavy load to Tandragee in County Armagh yesterday morning.

Sperm whale makes its final journey in HGV
A sperm whale washed up on an Edinburgh beach was taken by lorry to landfill, where an autopsy is to be carried out.

Another boost for construction
There was more good news for the construction sector over the weekend with a report that up to 10,000 additional jobs will be created this year.

Mar-Train take delivery of first five-axle step frame
Northern Ireland-based abnormal load specialist Mar-Train Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of its first five-axle step-frame trailer from Andover.

Farmers unhappy with new height restrictions
Farmers are up in arms over the lowering of the maximum height of vehicles permitted to use Irish roads.

New truck height restriction now in place
As of Friday last – November 1st - the new 4.65m truck height restriction for the Republic of Ireland is in place

Newlywed couple travel to wedding reception in bin lorry – by choice!
In Sunderland, a couple of refuse lorry drivers who tied the knot decided to make use of a bin lorry on the big day.