DEDICATED TO THE HEAVY AND ABNORMAL TRANSPORT SECTOR AND THE HEAVY LIFTING INDUSTRIES
HeavyTorque is a quarterly magazine that provides essential news and technical articles on a wide range of key topics from across this niche sector. Giving readers the widest – and most balanced – view of the heavy haulage market, the magazine features regular coverage from within the allied industry sectors, namely: Renewables; power generation; oil and gas; heavy lift, heavy engineering, rail, construction, plant and machinery, civil and infrastructure. The website also brings you all the latest news from the abnormal transport and heavy lifting sectors, updated daily. And you can find out more about the industry’s prestigious annual awards, The Heavies – including previous winners, award categories and how to enter next year’s awards.
The website also showcases a brand new industry event taking place at Stoneleigh Park from 30 June to 2 July 2022. Road Transport Expo (RTX) is a new, truck-centric event being organised by Road Transport Media that is all about trucks and road transport – and includes a special area dedicated to specialist transport. The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a Waste and Recycling Zone, and a Convoy in the Park and Truck Racing Zone, as well as a Recovery Zone being organised by HeavyTorque’s sister title On Scene and the Heavy Haulage Zone being organised by HeavyTorque.
What sets our magazines apart from the crowd?
> Independently commissioned content - written for professionals by professionals
> Exceptional photography from the industry’s finest with every feature article
> 80% editorial to advertising ratio
> Controlled circulation & subscription
> Extremely high production values
> Approximately 150 pages per issue
Issue 31 (July 2022)
S E Davis & Son has continually progressed with the equipment that it operates and the services it offers.
- X&P McGuigan A beautiful fleet
- Kevin BrookesThe new 180-tonne Scania
- D Turner & Son A diverse range
- Hercules It's back in the country
- Beaver Bridges Strategic appointments
- Ruttle Plant An MAN progress
Issue 30 (April 2022)
An excellent reputation
HC Wilson Transport’s fleet of well-presented red and white trucks is a familiar sight taking oversized loads throughout the UK and Europe.
- TW Bowler Heavy HaulageExpanding the operation
- J&D Pierce ContractsA leading specialist
- Ritchie ServicesEngineering expertise
- Gary FormbyA high volume
Issue 29 (January 2022)
An enviable reputation
Stoddart Crane Hire regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty for its valued client base.
- Boxhill CaravansMobile home transport
- Donnell & Ellis Heavy HaulageBest possible manoeuvrability
- JB Rawcliffe and SonsHalf a century of heavy haulage stories
- Lymers AssistRapid expansion
- MA Ponsonby LtdWide customer portfolio
Issue 28 (October 2021)
Six decades of success
Pennys Group has flourished from its humble beginnings to become one of the South West’s largest multi-disciplined contractors.
- Terry SaveryOn his retirement
- David Saunders TransportA new Nooteboom
- G E Curtis (Heavy Haulage)The legacy continues
- Gundel Transport ServicesSpecialist crane hire
- RJT ExcavationsEnviable reputation
- MGL ContractorsA recent boom
- Heavy load routesFacing a crisis
Issue 27 (July 2021)
Hitting new heights
Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes is marking its 75 years in business and is entering a new league as a supplier of heavy lifting solutions.
- Potteries Heavy Haulage A diverse fleet
- GoldhoferStepstar - a lighter range
- Mick Gould Commercials Recovery specialist
- Modestos Meletiou Model collector
- Q Crane and Plant Hire Transporting heavy cranes
- RJC Lowloaders Bearing the initials
- Convoi ExceptionnelPost Brexit affect
Issue 26 (April 2021)
In the land of the midnight sun
Lisburn-based Mar-Train Heavy Haulage has opened a new base in Bergen, Norway to transport components for wind farms.
- PJ Downs & Sons High specification Scania
- Collins Earthworks Transport A strong commitment to Volvo
- G&B Finch Bonneted truck
- AE Yates Group I-Shift crawler
- Dave Weedon Vast collection
- Elliotts of York When tragedy struck
- Herbie’s Haulage From farm to government
Issue 25 (January 2021)
Adaptability is a cornerstone
Bristol-based specialist haulier Plant Speed implements flexibility with the trucks and equipment it operates.
- Ainscough Crane HireLifting-solutions
- Flannery Plant HireMajor construction fleet
- Wynns LimitedBy road or by water
- John Hudson TrailersHire market leader
- RS FrenchImpressive new rig
- Fastrans LogistikPilot escort fleet
Issue 24 (October 2020)
A special breed
GCS Johnson, is one of the best known and most respected heavy haulage companies in the UK.
- John SomerscalesLong established
- Colin Lawson TransportOil and gas
- Manners TransportMover and dismantler
- Wrekin RoadwaysThe heavy '70s
- Volvo Trucks UKThe new FM, FMX and FH
- ScaniaRide and Drive, Norway
Issue 23 (July 2020)
John Wynn - a true legend
We explore the dramatic history of the one-time champion of heavy haulage.
- Chris Miller of PrestonDoing the impossible
- Jon HugillAbout to retire
- Derek W HancoxLow-loader combination
- Direct Vision StandardNew permit scheme
Issue 22 (April 2020)
Even larger towheads
Cutting-edge virtual reality makes the impossible possible!
- Ray Harrison modellerTrojan ballasted tractor
- Axle HaulageResisting too fast growth
- The ConcordeAt a snail's pace
- MAN Truck & BusRaising the profile
- MM AcquisitionsUK Kässbohrer agent
- Tomato PlantQuirky haulier
Issue 21 (January 2020)
Abba Plant, part of the JMH Group, has nearly 600 pieces of equipment for hire!
- CPL Transport Services (UK)Special international loads
- David Utting EngineeringHours of darkness
- Edward Beck & SonYellow history
- FruehaufNew flat-trailer range
- Dyce CarriersOngoing progression
- AutoplantLoyal workforce
- HIABMore options
Issue 20 (October 2019)
Three distinctive divisions
McIntosh Heavy Logistics has developed plant hire, storage and heavy logistics and survived the peaks and troughs of Scotland's North Sea energy sector.
- Hutchinson EngineeringBack to school to save lives
- Ivor KingNationwide piling specialist
- Peter SearsonHeanor Haulage hero
- Teahan Convoi ServicePolice escort charges
- Steve ButlerOn to a new challenge
- Williams ShippingVaried and resilient
- Edward BoxHeavyweight foundations
Issue 19 (July 2019)
Three into one
The Swain Group has three separate business units, but all are working to the same goals.
- ESDALTool or ultimate authority?
- Teamwork taskKeith Rhodes | Collett & Sons | Projector Lifting
- Sunseeker InternationalYachting challenges
- Mick CrawshawSixty years in the cab
- DOLL FahrzeugbauGerman trailers on the rise
- Paul NutzfahrzeugeSpecial specifications
Issue 18 (April 2019)
The road ahead
The long established and renowned operator Cadzow Heavy Haulage is investing for the future, despite changing economic conditions.
- Allelys GroupA multifaceted operation
- John Coles ContractorsRural ingenuity
- Erith GroupEnlightened thinking
- GoldhoferNew UK sales set-up
- J Swingler TransportFrom lows to steps with Volvos
Issue 17 (January 2019)
Four decades on the go
Starting with one truck in 1976 Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage has grown to become a leading operator of heavy freight and general haulage.
- Kings Heavy HaulageCelebrating a golden jubilee
- Scania: Phil RoothamControlling specification
- DC Merrett and CoFirst Scania S730 8x4
- J Exley LtdMachinery on the move
- McFadyensHistory flagship
Issue 16 (October 2018)
Spanning the globe
Sarens tackles the largest, most complex and challenging projects worldwide. Its UK operation works out of Middlesbrough
- MAN: Geoff Davies & John DonnellySpecial vehicle sales experts
- O'Neills Heavy HaulageIreland's exceptional loads
- S Lyon & SonOne hundred years of family fortune
- TotalKareColumns for the workshop
- TW BowlerExpanding through the generations
- WH TransportFive years in the making
Issue 15 (July 2018)
When space and time is tight
Explore Transport is pioneering the use of heavy vehicles specially equipped for the challenges of urban deliveries
- Evenheights Specialist TransportRenault delivers the higher capacity
- Specialist FabricatorsWe review the specialist modifiers
- Collins EarthworksGrowing fast in the East Midlands
- The Ruttle GroupBuilding a heavy reputation
- Siddle & CookOver 120 years in haulage
- Winch FinderOn the pull
Issue 14 (April 2018)
Being late is not an option!
When it comes to rail maintenance and construction equipment deliveries, Cranage Heavy Haulage masters the challenges.
- City Lifting40 years of raising London
- Corners TransportKeeping to CAT 2
- Southern RecoveryHigh-spec to the rescue
- Driveline reviewThe latest transmissions
- Escort qualificationsThe leading knowledge
- Volvo Trucks: Duncan SeamanLearning from the customers
Issue 13 (January 2018)
It's dangerous out there!
Hutchinson Engineering turns learning to stay safe on the roads into a fun-filled day at school
- Mercedes-Benz (UK): Bob GowansGetting it right
- JK AshbrookRight moves in the North West
- MK Plant TransportTrafford Park tenacity
- PM CranesSize matters
Issue 12 (October 2017)
Rising to the occasion
Collett & Sons sends its two new Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT 8x4s on their first combined long-haul operation
- Ally Macpherson ServicesBackroom expertise on call
- GF JobWe'll take the high road
- GHM Group: Bonzo BearWorld-weary Mack comes home
- Hammar MaskinOn the right side
- MAN: Specialist VehiclesAll the kit that counts
- Peter ClarkSunters Reunion
Issue 11 (July 2017)
A family operation with across-the-board quality standards and an unrivalled reputation
- EnerpacAdvanced technical solutions
- Collett & Sons LtdFamily firm in the premier league
- FaymonvilleBuilding a world-class business
- WMB Heavy HaulageLifting truck crane standards
- AR DemolitionKeeping it all in-house
- Nick SampsonRural ranger
Issue 10 (April 2017)
An epic undertaking
How Rydam Universal managed the logistics for the world's largest ever crane auction
- BroshuisOpen for innovation
- Bugler TransportWater and wind
- Hallett SilbermannThe next generation
- Buckingham PlantThe new flagship
- West of ScotlandMack memories
- Lawsons HaulageIt pays to tilt
- Subsea 7ALE takes the towhead
- Mack magicWest of Scotland HH reunion
Issue 9 (January 2017)
Ireland's Mar-Train Heavy Haulage define they history, evolution and outlook for the future
- David Watson TransportThe Midas touch
- Smiths Heavy HaulagePowering into the future
- John Sutch CranesHigh-quality lifter
- J A MackenzieThe art of moving artwork
- MontraconUpping step-frame production
- AE YatesAutomatic for the people
- Aylward Heavy HaulageKeeping it in the family
- Galt TransportCelebrating 70 years
- Keith RhodesMachinery movement specialits
Issue 8 (October 2016)
Moving on up
Southern Cranes & Access: This thriving Sussex business is investing heavily in bright future
- Bernard HunterThe high life in the lowlands
- Donnell & Ellis & O'Neill HHThe view from both sides of the Irish border
- Kyles Transport ServicesYoung man, old kit, happy clients
- Van de WeteringGets the boater's vote
- Andover TrailersBespoke in Britain
Issue 7 (July 2016)
Why operating in the South East is no easy matter for firms like Hallett Silbermann
- Nooteboom UK LtdDutch firm pulls off a nifty Manoovr
- ALEWidening its scope and its trailers
- Chappell's of StubbingtonLatest kit at this plucky Brit
- Sterett Heavy HaulingHow to build a brand in the USA
- Van der VlistLife beyond mere wheels
Issue 6 (April 2016)
Weld & Meld
Fab rigs from tigs & migs in WJ Balsdon's workshop
- King TrailersBuilt in Britain
- BroshuisNew trailer blazes the way
- Sarens UKI spy little i
- WestdijkDutch family's secrets for success
- TDR Heavy HaulageTaking risks, self investment
- BlokCam LtdSeeing is relieving
Issue 5 (January 2016)
Child of the Titans
How Cadzow Heavy Haulage have thrived on Mercedes-Benz trucks, and the new SLT
- QuintoExtending out their reach
- GoldhoferGround up to high loaders
- Turbo Retarder ClutchTRC aka VIAB
- Gus O'ConnorSupermodels - small is beautiful
- John SomerscalesOne family's heavy haulage mission
- Van Grinsven BVTotal transport from the home of total football
Issue 4 (October 2015)
Super Space Cab
NMT Cranes' new DAF XF 510 6x4 FTT
- Carter Haulage & StorageWhy have one field when you can plough two?
- DOLL TrailersRock the Trailer
- Nooteboom ManoovrLowering trailer floor height
- CSL TransportVariety is the spice
- FaymonvilleCombiMAX and factory
- Walters GroupThe new Euro 6 Scania R730 8x4 tractor unit
Issue 3 (July 2015)
European Trailer Market
With so much new technology on offer, Heavy Haulage specialists need to choose carefully
- Dual purpose trailersChoosing the right step frame
- TeamworkKey to rebuilding war damaged vehicles
- John WynnA trip down memory lane
- Sarens UKCombined Techniques
- Road testDAF XF-510 FTM 8x4
- Road testVolvo FH16-750 8X4
Issue 2 (April 2015)
Winds of change
How the heavy haulage community is driving the renewable energy market, with great success
- Tractor unitsChoosing the right vehicle
- Load securityProtecting precious cargo
- Volvo TrucksA focus on the Swedish OEM
- Overseas reportHeavy haulage in Mainland Europe
- TelematicsAn essential part of any business
Issue 1 (January 2015)
ALE unveils the Trojan
Heralded as the first in the next generation of vehicles for the heavylift industry
- EconofreightStanlow Oil Refinery
- Whole Vehicle Type ApprovalApproval Rating
- Heavier loads...Heavier products?
- Mercedes-Benz SLTA game-changer
- RL TaylorThe company profile
- Euro 6A done deal
- TyresA special case
- PortsCrossing the boundaries
HeavyTorque is an essential read magazine for decision makers within the heavy haulage and specialist transport industry and provides a great opportunity for manufacturers to make their mark. The adverts are well produced, editorials exceptionally informative and the staff’s support has always been excellent. Promoting our products in HeavyTorque magazine is one of the best marketing decisions we have made.
Kelsa choose to advertise in HeavyTorque because its content is clearly for serious players in the haulage industry, with a wide range of informative articles. We know that it reaches the right people and covers aspects of trucking most others do not, offering information on changes within the industry as well as new products and services. As a designer I’m also aware of the extremely high quality of the photographic content and print. We are really happy with the service we receive and have no hesitate in recommending HeavyTorque to truckers everywhere.
We have been more than impressed with the professional production of HeavyTorque. It’s been a pleasure to deal with the team across all elements of the process from advertising, design and editorial content. A first class approach to the management and most importantly the quality of content makes HeavyTorque an obvious choice for us.
HeavyTorque has set a new standard in specialist print and on-line journalism. Not only is it attractive and appealing with great photography and layout, but the features provide in depth and incisive insight into this highly specialised sector of the road transport industry.
From the well written articles to the exceptional photos, Heavy Torque is a market leader in our industry. At Van der Vlist we love keeping up to date with the latest news and projects, even making our own appearance in 2016. We could not recommend this magazine enough.
HeavyTorque is a “must read” for renowned decision makers of the heavy haulage industry and therefore a great opportunity to make one’s mark. The ads look fabulous, editorials are exceptionally informative and the staff’s support has always been great. Advertising in HeavyTorque Magazine is one of the best marketing choices we have made.
HeavyTorque is the magazine for the heavy haulage industry. The Magazine offers a very high standard of ads and editorial and the design and content is always exceptional. Advertising in HeavyTorque has been a great decision for us.
I certainly enjoy reading HeavyTorque - and whilst we do not operate any heavy haulage ourselves - we do so on a sub-contract basis. Therefore, it’s good to see what equipment is being used by both suppliers, and the industry operators alike. The content and photographic quality is always first rate. Keep up the great work!
From the drivers’ viewpoint, HeavyTorque is a must-read for those interested or associated with the heavy haulage industry. The title is very informative on a wide range of projects - not only in the UK - but worldwide. On another note, it was a personal privilege (as a driver) to be invited to the industry awards evening, The Heavies… but to then be awarded 'The Heavies Hero' in 2017 was an amazing achievement. May I say a massive thank you to my fellow peers for their continued support and nominations!
HeavyTorque marks a refreshing change to the many other transport-related magazines launched in the last few years. Not only are the articles well-written and the photographs first-class, but the paper quality and size of the magazine mark it out as something really special to read.
Heavy Torque has quickly established itself on the market. An interesting magazine peppered with facts and information around the heavy transport industry. An unusual format, superb images and good articles are the key to your success. Congratulations! Keep it up!
HeavyTorque magazine is a class apart. Its orientation illustrates our sector on a different level. The general look is really unique and we value the highly informative content. The magazine is an ideal communication platform and partner for the Faymonville Group – who offer the complete transport solution for payloads from 15t to 15,000t… and beyond.