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CHRIS BENNETT HEAVY HAULAGE LTD

Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage

AROCS ON TRIAL

THE RED AND GREY LIVERY OF CHRIS BENNETT IS A FAMILIAR SIGHT FROM THE NORTH WEST’S HEAVY HAULAGE FRATERNITY. LAST AUGUST, THEY TOOK THEIR FIRST MERCEDES-BENZ HEAVY HAULAGE CHASSIS. WE CAUGHT UP WITH CHRIS BENNETT JNR, ON A WET AND BLUSTERY SATURDAY, TO ASK HIM WHY. IAN NORWELL REPORTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY: TOM CUNNINGHAM

The long hot summer of 1976 was about as far from the recent floods endured by northern England as it’s possible to get. There was a drought, and even a drought Minister to go with it. That was also the year that Chris Bennett Snr set up on his own, with a single Ford D series. The company has come a very long way since then, with his three children joining him in the successful family business. Chris Jnr, known as Jim Lad to distinguish him from the company’s founder, works alongside his sister and co-director Lorraine, who runs the vital administration, and brother Anthony. Both men drive the company’s flagship heavy haulage tractors, now at the front of Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage's substantial mixed fleet of 40 trucks and 60 trailers.

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