How much does it cost?

Wondering how much the cost of hiring a HIAB is? Here we outline the factors that influence HIAB hire cost within the UK haulage industry.

We operate within an industry where overheads are high (think expensive trucks and equipment, highly trained operators, road tax and rising fuel cost). Factors that influence hiab hire 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 HIAB crane operatives
  • Quality, up to date trucks and lifting equipment
  • Planning and tracking of jobs
  • Comprehensive Goods in Transit Insurance 

Examples of what can be moved with ease:

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



Hiab is actually a brand name.  It’s a word that has become common place in the haulage industry when referring to a lorry mounted crane or lorry loader.  These vehicles are made up of a truck and crane combined in one vehicle and help to load and unload trucks by using the vehicle engine to power the hydraulics of the crane.  The beauty of these vehicles is that they can deliver goods to site as well as lift them on and off the truck which can often reduce the need for a separate mobile crane.  They can also be used to move goods within a space.  For example rather than delivering goods they can move containers, generators or other items from one space to another within a building site which is a common request for us. 

There are two common types of HIAB truck.

Rigid – A rigid Hiab is a vehicle which is a made up of the truck, trailer and lorry mounted crane all in one rigid structure. 

Articulated – An artic Hiab is a vehicle which is made up of a truck with the lorry mounted crane situated behind the cab.  These trucks can move around unit only or can pull a variety of trailers.


With 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 DAF and Volvo trucks and Cormach/Fassi 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.


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