Late last week Sussex Transport worked with a client to deliver, lift and unload a 6,000kg water tank into position at a water treatment plant. The water treatment works was located north of Portsmouth, Hampshire and the hiab work was carried out by our skilled artic crane operative Alex. A combination of the tight access onsite and the weight of the unit (6t) meant that we needed the 80t artic hiab tractor unit and short trailer to undertake this lifting operation successfully and safely.

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The world of general haulage brings with it a minefield of varying vehicle types which come in all shapes and sizes each with differing lengths, widths and carrying capacities, oh and not forgetting their individual capabilities too.... The freight/goods that are transported by these vehicles aren't, unfortunately, all lightweight and square in nature... oh if only!! Life would be so much easier!! It is our responsibility to match our customer’s freight requirement (whatever the shape, size,

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It’s been a slow change away from 7.5T trucks in the haulage industry; in fact it has taken a generation (possibly more) for hauliers to make the move from drivers who only drive 7.5T’s to drivers who can drive Category C, or Class 2, vehicles as well as the 7.5Ts under one licence. According to DAF’s figures, in the early 90s, 31% of trucks over 6 tonnes were 7.5 tonners. Now that figure is 20%. The ratio of 7.5 – 10 tonne trucks to 12 tonne trucks is now 5:1 compared with 12:1 in 1998,

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Today was supposed to be the day the UK left the EU. Everyone has had to prepare for this, and the below summarises what Haulage companies should have done in order to remain compliant.  The Government have not quite got this over the line yet but it changes nothing. As a Haulier, we need to be prepared and ready for whatever the outcome may be. The UK Government are continually updating the below page and as such, it is important to keep an eye and ensure you are ready to react. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit-lorry-and-goods-vehicle-drivers Current

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Did you know that last year 3.5 million heavy goods vehicles travelled from GB to Europe of which 2.4 million went with cab and driver "accompanied".  1.1 million were unaccompanied trailers ready to be collected on the other side of the pond. In 2018 the number of commercial vehicles that travelled from GB to Europe decreased by 2% compared to the previous year, 0.3million were UK registered vehicles and 2 million were foreign registered vehicles, this drop may be partially due to the “Road

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