Are you operating a business in Newcastle or another part of New South Wales? Need to transport some goods to another part of the state – or elsewhere in Australia? TSL can assist with your Newcastle heavy transport needs thanks to our excellent logistics service. Perhaps you need to shift stock arriving into Newcastle from elsewhere in the world or have to get a consignment to Newcastle to be shipped overseas. Whatever your requirements for heavy transport in Newcastle, TSL can help.
TSL is highly experienced in arranging the carriage of breakbulk cargo, large equipment, materials and vehicles by road. Our Newcastle heavy haulage experts work with professionals in several industries, transporting items including railway carriages, pressure vehicles, earth-moving equipment, dump trucks, shipping containers, agricultural machinery and portable buildings.
The vehicles we use to perform heavy haulage in Newcastle are sturdy, strong and resilient. They have special features to enable the safe transportation of heavy and oversized items. These include collapsible mirrors, grabrails, cameras, side marker lamps and aerodynamic technology. Below are listed some of the specialised vehicles we use at TSL.
Rigid truck: A lorry with at least two (and up to five) axles fitted to the frame. Used to transport large items across well-maintained roads.
Articulated truck: Flexible and able to handle rougher roads due to a pivot joint which allows sharper turns.
Flat-bed truck: A rigid lorry combined with a flat trailer. Often used for transporting large, bulky items such as concrete pipes or steel girders. Once on board, cargo is contained within blocks or lashed to impede movement during transit.
Side-loader: Can be loaded from the side, making it easier when there’s limited space. It means there’s no need to turn the truck around and that it’s less likely to block the road.
Low-loader: Semi-trailer with two drops in the deck height. Used to accommodate taller loads such as heavy equipment.
Prime mover: Heavy-duty towing engine designed to haul trailered loads.
For your peace of mind, most of the fleet we use for heavy haulage in Newcastle and beyond have been accredited under the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS).
We use a range of equipment to assist us in safely loading, transporting and unloading your consignment.
Forklifts: Small industrial trucks that used to shift small pieces of cargo. They are also used to load and unload goods to and from larger vehicles.
Cranes: Used to lift loads which cannot be rolled on and off the transportation vehicle.
Platform/flat-bed trailers: Often attached to the back of prime movers or articulated trucks to transport loads or equipment. Trailers can usually be loaded and unloaded from the sides.
Jinkers and Dollies: Added to a principle vehicle to distribute the load and maximize weight capacity. Jinkers are often used in log transportation.
Our top-quality logistics service takes in road, rail and sea transportation. Thanks to our excellent connections with the best heavy transport companies in Australia, we can easily help with your heavy transport needs. If you’re in New South Wales and need to arrange heavy transport in Newcastle or any other part of the state, call us up. No matter what size your load is, we’ll find the most suitable heavy transport vehicles and teams to help you.
TSL is a professional freight forwarder helping businesses transport by road freight that’s destined for overseas locations. If your company carries out imports or exports, check out our customs clearance and warehousing delivery services. Need to shift a bulk consignment to Newcastle Port for export to Asia, Europe or New Zealand? We can cover the whole operation for you. We understand the full range of logistics services required by today’s global business environment and offer an effective, customer-led service in order to meet this need.