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ABOUT SPECIALIST TRANSPORT

In 2016 we expanded our haulage services to include Specialist Transport which focuses on the transportation of all types of abnormal loads up to 250 tonnes. This division offers bespoke services including route surveys, movement orders, BE16 special orders, test drives, and swept path analysis.

Our combination of cutting edge technology and a modern fleet ensures we have all the necessary tools to carry out the movement of any abnormal load. With many of our drivers and managers each having 20-30 years’ of heavy haulage experience we guarantee the best service possible and provide our customers with the comfort that everything we do is safety-assessed and 100% compliant with all industry and road traffic regulations.

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OUR PEOPLE

Having a well trained and competent workforce is crucial in ensuring we meet the highest standards of safety and quality across all of our operations

The division was formed in November 2016 and is led by Scott Proffitt who has over 25 years of Heavy Haulage expertise from driving and management to strategic planning. With Scott came a team of experienced drivers, each of them possessing over 20 years of knowledge in the industry. All of our drivers began as second men gaining valuable experience in the role before progressing, making them ideally suited to training new drivers wanting to progress from our General Fleet into the Specialist operation.

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ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

We are committed to providing excellent customer service, delivering safely and sustainably, with reliability and flexibility

We have embedded a customer service-driven culture within our business, ensuring that we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. We are completely flexible when it comes to service and we work with our customers to ensure we fully understand their requirements. We undertake regular customer account reviews to ensure we continually meet requirements and provide the best service possible

Customers and their sites are supported 24/7 by our dedicated customer service team and regional logistics managers.

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TECHNOLOGY

We operate a bespoke and highly sophisticated Transport Management System which has a wide variety of interfaces

 

Our planning and tracking systems have been developed in-house, allowing us full capability to create web functionality. This enables customer interaction and allows us to tailor the system to suit customer needs.

All of our vehicles are GPS tracked and linked directly to our bespoke planning system, giving customers the visibility to track real time updates on the ETA of their deliveries.

Our centralised planning function is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and connects all of our sites, depots and offices, enabling us to monitor a suite of KPIs and efficiently plan our fleet to deliver the best network performance around the clock.

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SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

Continual improvement is the key to ensuring our systems and standards remain effective and compliant

 

Through innovation and application of industry leading practice we ensure we remain fully compliant with all relevant legislation and regulations, and wherever possible we exceed these requirements in our mission to set new safety standards across the industry.

Our entire fleet is fully FORS Gold and CLOCS compliant, and all of our vehicles are fitted with state of the art 3G G-force activated multi-camera systems. Our trailer branding incorporates safety messages which are designed to maximise cyclist and pedestrian safety within cities.

We utilise new technology to remotely monitor drivers’ hours and tachographs, enabling us to maximise efficiency whilst identifying risks real-time and ensuring that our drivers are able to adhere to all transport legislation.

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OUR FLEET

All of our Specialist tractor units and trailers utilise the most modern technology and are sourced from the leading manufacturers.

Our current fleet consists of 150 tonne, 180 tonne and 250 tonne SLT Mercedes tractor units, 65 tonne and 80 tonne Scania tractor units and both Rigid and Artic Lorry Loaders. Our trailer fleet includes the best in class products available from Faymonville, Nooteboom and Broshuis.

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