Phelan Haulage Services

Along with all general haulage needs, Phelan Haulage offer high reach and high load hiab crane truck hire. We are fully licensed and insured to offer these hiab services to you, with 15 years experience in the field.


General haulage of loads including STGO category 2 special type loads up to 80 tonnes using our new Volvo trucks. We have extensive Goods in Transit insurance. This includes full coverage for:

  • Wide loads/abnormal loads – including route survey, escort vehicles and police liaison
  • All hazardous goods
  • Trailer options – low loaders, extra-long, curtain sided, urban-rear-steer

Hiab Services Lift and Haulage

Our experienced crane operatives can lift and haul a variety of heavy objects, using our lorry loaders, including but not limited to:

  • All sizes of containers
  • Movement of site accommodation
  • Generators and compressors
  • Industrial machinery
  • Industrial materials
  • Boats
  • Wheeled plant machinery
  • Hot tubs
  • Large kitchen equipment e.g pizza ovens
  • Mobile homes/static caravans

Crane Hire Services

We offer on site crane hire when needed. If you are planning a lift, hire a Phelan Haulage heavy duty long reach and high load hiab crane and operator to work to your instructions on site.

Crane Contract Lift

Further to regular crane hire, we offer a Contract Lift service, which will see us take on further responsibilities. Phelan Haulage will plan the lift, select a suitable crane, will designate an Appointed Person, supervise the lift and arrange the slinging and signalling.

Container Storage

Looking for container storage? Please get in touch with us on 07541224207 or by email to to discuss your needs.

Container Sales

Looking to buy a container? Please get in touch with us on 07541224207 or by email to to discuss your needs.

DIY Removals – Door To Door Container Transport

Moving personal or commercial premises? Use one of our ‘Moving Containers’.

  • We will safely deliver a ‘Moving Container’ to your address at a time which suits you 
  • Fill the container with your items at your leisure
  • We will collect your ‘Moving Container’ when you are ready 
  • We can transport your items locally and nationally door-to-door
  • If you are not moving to your new property right away, there’s no need to worry. We can store your ‘Moving Container’ securely both long or short term

Concrete Jersey Barrier Hire

We provide a nationwide delivery service for a range of concrete barrier solutions, including concrete jersey barriers, temporary vertical concrete barriers (TVCBs), concrete lego blocks and more.

What Is A Hiab?

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.

About Phelan Haulage Limited – HIAB Services

With 15+ years experience, Phelan Haulage provide a specialist crane hire service in Tyneside, Wearside, Teesside and 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/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.