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You can find all the latest news from the heavy and abnormal transport sector and the heavy lifting industry here, including new equipment and legislation, and recent information from manufacturers and operators. Click on the headline to read the full story, or use the search facility below to find specific information.

The first heavy-duty transport trip with the new MAN Truck Generation

ITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW TRUCK GENERATION, MAN TRUCK & BUS IS ALSO LAUNCHING NEW HEAVY-DUTY SEMITRAILER TRACTORS FOR TRAIN WEIGHTS OF UP TO 250 TONNES AND OVER. IT WAS TIME FOR THE FIRST PRACTICAL TEST OF A DEMONSTRATION VEHICLE FROM THE NEW GENERATION. In mid-January, a 4-axle ...

Three companies, one MegaMAX solution!

US companies Dagen Trucking Company, Stephen Izzi Trucking & Rigging Inc. and DeMase Trucking & Rigging handled a common project, recently moving the first railcars for Boston’s new Orange Line from the port of New York City to Massachusetts. Arriving from China, they were the first of ...

Goldhofer STZ-VP (285): The big boy among the semi lowloaders

The latest addition to the tried and tested Goldhofer STZ-VP family is very much the big boy. The STZ-VP (285) owes its name to the new 285 mm tyres and takes the title for the low loader semitrailer with the highest load-carrying capacity from the house of Goldhofer. This STZ version, with the ...

Van der Vlist: Joining forces in Moerdijk

Last year an incident happened at the Shell refinery in Moerdijk where – due to a chemical reaction – there was an explosion in part of the plant. Following the incident VSE (Verolme Special Equipment), neighbours of Van der Vlist’s Moerdijk terminal, received the order to build and ...

WWL ALS move 95t Gas Turbine Rotor

Another successful project was completed as a 95 ton Gas Turbine Rotor is transported from Alexandria, Egypt to Belfort in France. WWL ALS Moerdijk worked closely within the WWL network to coordinate and supervise the movement of a Gas Turbine Rotor with a high value close to USD 12,000,000 ...

ALE complete unique crusher relocation

ALE has performed a unique relocation of a rock crusher in July at Cliffe Hill quarry in Leicestershire UK. The global heavylift specialists were contracted by Tenova Takraf to relocate a primary crusher, weighing 700t, within the granite quarry operated by Midland Quarry Products. The route ...

A seamless journey for Liebherrs flagship R9800

Liebherr, the German equipment manufacturer based in Switzerland partnered with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services (WWL ALS) to get their new flagship the R9800 – one of the biggest mining excavators from its factory in Colmar, France ...

WWL ALS: TBM ‘Busy Lizzie’ finds her way home

Following the completion of the Lee Tunnel Project, WWL ALS embarked upon returning TBM ‘Busy Lizzie’ back to the manufacturer, Herrenknecht. The contract commenced in March 2014 with the initial movement of standard trailers, then progressed into the larger TBM sections as detailed ...

Van der Vlist: Cleaning up in Kazakhstan

Van der Vlist recently completed a long transport from the port near their office in St Petersburg, way down to Atyrau in Kazakhstan. They collected a Kenworth T800 vacuum truck which had been shipped in from Canada at St Petersburg port, and loaded the 21 ton vehicle onto their 3 axle low ...

DOLL 3 Axle bogie enters UK market

For the first time in over 10 years, a DOLL 3 axle Bogie trailer has entered the UK market, destined to be the latest addition to the specialist trailer fleet of Collett. Produced in Germany by specialist trailer manufacturer DOLL Fahrzeugbau AG, this new acquisition, a 3 axle hydraulic ...

TYCAN Chain proving successful across a variety of markets

In collaboration with DSM Dyneema, Norway-based Load Solutions AS, a global provider of lashing and loading systems for the transport industry, will officially launch their innovative lightweight synthetic TYCAN Chain at the upcoming international trade show BreakBulk Europe 2015, May 18-21 in ...

Goldhofer’s MPA Axle Technology Crowned “Innovation of the Year”

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft of Memmingen makes light work of heavy jobs. A case in point is the German company’s award-winning »MPA Axle Technology«, with the lightest independent suspension for heavy goods vehicles currently available on the market. For this groundbreaking innovation, for ...

Van der Vlist: Generating Green Energy

Zwaar Transport Twente and Van der Vlist have recently completed the transport of a biomass system, to generate energy from vegetables. It had to move from near Bielefeld in Germany all the way down to 2 locations just below Perpignan in Southern France. The machinery had to be moved in 6 ...

HeavyTorque: Issue Three – Road test: Volvo FH16-750 8×4

Keys in hand, HeavyTorque puts the stunning Volvo FH16-750 8×4 heavy hauler through its paces. See the full report within Issue Three, July 2015. In the meantime, please see below a snapshot of the vehicle and additional tech spec: The FH16 750 tridem is currently plated at 125 tonnes GCW. ...

Van der Vlist: Office on the move

Van der Vlist recently arranged the transportation of a permanent prefabricated office building from an assembly yard in Moerdijk, to be taken to Antwerp. The two floored building of total 25m x 7,5m x 7,0m, weighing in total 120 tonnes consisted of 20 separate units which were built up on the ...

The Heavies 2015: The heavy haulage awards

The Heavies 2015: Recognising Industry Excellence A night of celebration The commercial vehicle industry is one of the unsung heroes of British business and commerce. It keeps the wheels of UK PLC on the move. Building and maintaining infrastructure to feed renewal and growth is vital, and the ...

DOLL: Joint presentation at Transport fair in Herning

For DOLL, Scandinavia has always been an important sales market for Heavy Haulage trailers. However, it also gains more importance regarding vehicles for Timber Transport. The trade fair “Transport“ in Herning (Denmark) taking place from 19 to 22 March 2015 was therefore the ideal platform to ...