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ISSUE SIXTEEN: WHAT'S IN STORE?

HEAVYTORQUE ISSUE SIXTEEN: WHAT'S IN STORE?

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WITH OVER 160 PAGES OF FIRST-CLASS HEAVY HAULAGE CONTENT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU WISH FOR? HEAVYTORQUE, BRITAIN’S BEST LOVED SPECIALIST TRANSPORT TITLE!

Well, after what seems like an eternity in production, I am delighted to advise that the latest bumper issue of HeavyTorque has finally left the stable. Its now in the very capable hands of our printers, so I am hoping for a swift turnaround.

You may also note that I recently announced that HeavyTorque is no longer available on the newsstand; therefore if your not already a subscriber, or have been sitting on the fence – theres no time like the present to get your hands on what is ultimately Great Britain’s (or the worlds) best loved specialist transport title.

Simply pre-order through the link below, or give myself a call on +44 (0) 1572 345072. (Andy Adams)

Please see below a brief insight of what to expect:

Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group

COVER STORY: NOTHING TOO HEAVY, NOTHING TOO HIGH

SARENS IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST HEAVY LIFT AND TRANSPORT GROUPS WHICH SPAN THE GLOBE. BOB BEECH MEETS UK GENERAL MANAGER ANDREW HUNT, TO FIND OUT HOW THE COMPANY LIVES UP TO ITS MOTTO.

There’s a very select club of heavy lift and transport companies that operate throughout the world and have the equipment, expertise, experience and sheer resources to undertake the largest, most complex and challenging projects possible. This champions league if you like, has just a handful of members. These multi-faceted organisations are involved in most of the really large-scale construction, civil engineering and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent. All of the companies in this sector are long established and have gradually expanded their operations over time.

Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
Sarens, Sarens UK, SMPT, Crane, Kamag, TII Group
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett

MAN TRUCK & BUS: JOHN DONNELLY & GEOFF DAVIES

CONTINUING OUR SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS WITH CHASSIS MANUFACTURERS, BRIAN WEATHERLEY TALKS TO GEOFF DAVIES, MAN’S HEAVY HAULAGE AND SPECIAL VEHICLE SALES EXPERT TOGETHER WITH HIS PREDECESSOR JOHN DONNELLY AT COLLETT TRANSPORT, ONE OF THE LION BRAND’S LONG-STANDING CUSTOMERS.

NB: Sadly, since the interview, John Donnelly, the recently-retired MAN Truck & Bus UK heavy haulage vehicles sales expert, has suddenly passed away. Our thoughts at this time are with Sue, John’s wife. Before publication both Sue and John read the feature and gave it their blessing. They were insistent we didn’t make changes or remove it from print. The interview gives a unique insight into John’s career and the contribution he made to the heavy haulage industry. Having worked in the industry for a number of decades, John with his expertise, knowledge and understanding, has in many ways, helped shape heavy haulage traction to what we see today.

John Donnelly, Geoff Davies & David Collett
MAN Truck & Bus, Collett & Sons Ltd, John Donnelly, Geoff Davies, David Collett. Lincoln Collett
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018

WH TRANSPORT: THE YOUNG ONES

IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD WH TRANSPORT HAS ESTABLISHED A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ARMED WITH THE LATEST EQUIPMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS TO TACKLE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE DEMANDS OF THE SPECIALIST TRANSPORT INDUSTRY. BOB BEECH REPORTS.

Specialist transport comes in many forms, sometimes it’s easy to be awestruck by some of the largest outfits used by operators in this sector. But for many, having the biggest most expensive kit makes little economic sense if there’s limited work for that type of equipment in the area in which the firm is based. For many companies in the early stages of development, being able to handle a wide range of tasks with a relatively modest and adaptable fleet is the key. The best way to achieve this is to take great care when buying and specifying equipment and ensure that staff have a wide range of skills and experience.

WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018
WH Transport, HIAB, Goodwood Festival of speed, Andrew Weston, The Heavies 2018, DAF Trucks
TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance

TOTALKARE: RISING COLUMNS

WORKSHOPS ARE TURNING TO COLUMN LIFTS AS QUICKER, CHEAPER AND SAFER SOLUTIONS TO MAINTAIN VEHICLES THAN INVEST IN PIT LANES. FOLLOWING ITS MANAGEMENT BUYOUT KEVIN SWALLOW TALKS TO TOTALKARE ABOUT THE FUTURE.

Earlier this year a new management team took over TotalKare. Based in Halesowen, West Midlands, it’s renowned for its heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions to national operators and independent workshops. TotalKare was first established in 1953 as Walter Somers Material Handling and began building vehicle lifting solutions in 1983. After several name-changes it introduced the name TotalKare in 2001 for its aftermarket sector. The company fully rebranded as TotalKare in 2015. The management buyout (MBO) earlier this year saw David Hall, existing chairman Mike Lord and fellow directors James Radford and Peter Geobey replace former managing director Tim Jackson and technical director Michael Gilliam, who both retired. The new team announced plans to further boost business by 20 per cent.

TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance
TotalKare, Column Lifts, Vehicle maintenance
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage

S LYON & SON: CARTING THE CENTURY

FOUR GENERATIONS OF LYONS HAVE RUN LINCOLNSHIRE-BASED HAULIER S LYON & SON. IN ITS 100 YEARS OF OPERATION, IT HAS INTERTWINED WITH THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES. THE COMPANY HAS ADAPTED OVER THE YEARS TO SERVE A WIDE RANGE OF CLIENTS AND INDUSTRIES THROUGHOUT THE UK, AND ITS VEHICLES CAN NOW BE FOUND DELIVERING EVERYTHING FROM MOTORWAY GANTRIES TO BOILER UNITS. MARGO COLE REPORTS.

The company started out well before the internal combustion engine had started making its mark on the UK’s roads. An early photograph in the S Lyon archives dating from the start of the 20th century shows a horse and cart proudly displaying the name Spencer Lyon Carting – the first record of the firm’s origins. The location of this photo is important in telling the story of S Lyon’s success: it was taken inside the premises of industrial equipment manufacturer Ruston in Beevor Street, Lincoln….

S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
S Lyon & Son, Volvo Trucks UK, Scania GB, heavy haulage
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport

O’NEILLS HEAVY HAULAGE: TILTING AT WINDMILLS

THE NEED TO CONVEY WIND TURBINE BLADES ALONG A CHALLENGING ROUTE REQUIRED IRISH OPERATOR O’NEILLS HEAVY HAULAGE TO IMPORT A UNIQUE SCHEUERLE TRAILER FROM SWITZERLAND FOR THE JOB. PAUL WHITE TALKS TO MANAGING DIRECTOR, JIMMY O’NEILL.

All roads leading to the small town of Hospital, County Limerick were festooned with green and white flags celebrating Limerick winning the All-Ireland Hurling Championship for the first time since 1973. This significant event saw the Limerick team emerge victorious in an intense and dramatic final against their neighbours Cork. However, our reason for being in the town was not to join in the festivities, but to call on O’Neills Heavy Haulage.

O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
O'Neills Heavy Haulage, Voser Transport, Scheuerle, Adapter Trailer, Wind Transport
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines

TW BOWLER: THE GENERATION GAME

MANCHESTER-BASED TW BOWLER IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW A FAMILY-OWNED TRANSPORT BUSINESS EXPANDS AS EACH NEW GENERATION TAKES THE HELM. BOB BEECH MEETS JOHN BOWLER WHO IS CURRENTLY DRIVING THE OPERATION FORWARD.

Family owned businesses have long been at the very core of the specialist transport industry. Many of the leading companies in both the UK and further afield can trace their roots to fledgling operations started by previous generations. Family members are invariably involved in the present-day business and have taken the operation in new directions and built substantial companies. Another defining characteristic of many of these companies, is that they very often started out as farmers or in an associated trade involved in agriculture. The move into transport came about as a result of having a truck on the farm and branching out into hire and reward transport was a means for additional family members to earn a living without putting undue strain upon the finances of the farm…

Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines
Bowlers Heavy Haulage, TW Bowler, Scheuerle, Nooteboom, Modular Transport, Axles Lines

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WELCOME TO HEAVYTORQUE — THE MAGAZINE OF THE HEAVY
AND ABNORMAL TRANSPORT SECTOR AND THE HEAVY LIFTING INDUSTRY

HeavyTorque is a quarterly magazine that brings you news, in-depth features and comment from experts in the sector. The HeavyTorque website gives you access to the main articles from every issue of the magazine. You can choose to read individual articles online, or download them, with a charge for premium content. Or you can subscribe to the magazine to get unlimited access to all the content. 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.

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.

James White, Commercial and Business Development

Van der Vlist Group

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.

Martin Pickering

Marketing Communications Manager

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.

Frank Seddon

Kelsa Truck Products Ltd

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!

Duncan Rogers, Managing Director

Projector Lifting Service Ltd

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.

Alain Faymonville, President

Faymonville Group

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.

Katie Marshall, Marketing Manager

RUD Chains

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.

Phil Moon, Marketing Manager

DAF Trucks Ltd

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!

Kevin Brookes, Driver (and Heavies Hero 2017)!

Ascroft Transport

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.

Linda Galt, Director

Galt Transport

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.

Mrs Brunhilde Rauscher-Doll, Director

DOLL Fahrzeugbau GmbH

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!

Erich Traub, Marketing Manager

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft