Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you find any answers you may be looking for. Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

What can you move?

General haulage of loads including STGO category 2 special type loads up to 80 tonnes using our new Volvo and DAF trucks. This includes wide, abnormal and hazardous loads using a comprehensive range of trailers and equipment. For a full list of our services, see here.

Phelan Haulage can transport abnormal loads up to a length of 36m using our Radio Controlled Urban Rear Steer Trailer manufactured by Broshuis. See this type of trailer in action here.

What can you lift?

Our Cormach 65000 E6 crane can lift up to 15 tonnes (up to 4m in reach) through to 3.2 tonnes at full reach (14 metres). It has full 360 degree movement to tackle all different types of work. You can download the full crane specs here.

Our Palfinger PK62000 EH crane can reach 16.1 meters at 2650 Ton. It has full 360 degree movement to tackle all different types of work. You can download the crane specs here (Crane/Diagram E).

Where do you cover?

Located in the North East of England, we serve the surrounding areas of Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough daily with quick response to the entire of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

When do you operate?

Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on quick response times and thorough communication throughout our jobs.

How much does it cost?

We operate within an industry where overheads are high (think expensive trucks and equipment, highly trained operators, road tax and rising fuel costs). Factors that influence haulage prices include:

  • Distance and time to compete the job
  • Types of vehicles required
  • Flexibility to get the job done

What you get in the price:

  • Highly trained operatives
  • Quality, up to date equipment
  • Planning and tracking of jobs
  • Comprehensive Goods in Transit Insurance

We asses each job individually and we can give you a quote for any job by email at peter@phelanhaulage.com or by phone at 0754122420.

What is classed as an abnormal load?

An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:

  • A weight of more than 44,000kg
  • An axle load of more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
  • A rigid length of more than 18.65 metres
  • A width of more than 2.9 metres

ABOUT PHELAN HAULAGE LIMITED

With about 15 years experience, Phelan Haulage provide a specialist crane hire service throughout the UK and Ireland. We cover all aspects of road haulage, specialising in truck-mounted high reach, heavy load hiab crane hire and abnormal loads transport. Located in the North East of England, we serve the surrounding areas of Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough daily with quick response to the entire of the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

All of our operatives are fully insured as well as ALLMI lorry loader trained and accredited. We use our new Volvo trucks and Cormach/Palfinger hiab cranes to get the job done safely and efficiently. We will ensure that your products arrive at their destination both safely and on time no matter however diverse your requirements.