Senco Swift

Specialist Services

Use Senco Swift's specialist services

With access to a wide range of specialist vehicles, from Hiabs to car transporters, Senco has the equipment to handle anything. Transporting heavy plant machinery, aircraft parts or any other goods require special vehicle. It doesn’t matter what shape or size the load is, Senco Swift is ready.

Heavy or Abnormal Loads don’t have to result in a drawn out and complicated setup and delivery process. You certainly don’t need to be ringing around trying to find the right vehicle for your unique needs. At Senco Swift, we have access to over 3,000 vehicles so can get you sorted in no time. We aim to provide vehicle to collect within 1 hour anywhere in the UK or at a time that suits you. 

We will drive through the night to make sure that your goods get where they need to be or not?. Timed collections and deliveries are our specialty. Worried about loading or unloading? Senco Swift can provide vehicles with tail lifts, pump/applet trucks and some even come with truck-mounted forklifts.

Wherever your collection of delivery is, your local Senco Swift branch can arrange it for you. It’s mean you benefit from the special services of a dedicated traffic manager who will get to know you, your goods and your systems inside and out.

"Abnormal load" and Senco Swift!!

In the view of the UK government, an ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Weight: more than 44,000kg
  • Axle Load: more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
  • Width: more than 2.9m
  • Length: more than 18.65m

But Senco Swift agree to deliver an abnormal load within the UK, we are legally required to follow the government’s strict rules and regulations. Over the years we have built up excellent relationships with specialist partners, local authorities & police forces. They all work with us to minimize the impact of an abnormal load on other road users. All decisions are made on the basis of years of experience and excellent knowledge of regional transport networks.

What are Special Vehicles?

Are you looking for a special courier service which offers high levels of safety and security? Then you’ll be glad to know that Senco Swift make regular use of Special Vehicles when dealing with abnormal loads. There are two purpose of such vehicles; providing support to the main vehicle driver and alerting other road users to take extra care. Each task helps to keep your parcel that little bit safer.

Sometimes it is not immediately obvious that a vehicle is carrying an abnormal load or heavy, for example, it might only just overhang onto a second lane. Without special vehicles, a passing motorist can easily misjudge the space available and cause a collision. 

Even when the load is not on the road, special vehicles have a crucial role to play. It is always helpful to have an extra pair of trained and experienced hands to assist with loading and unloading parcels, particularly if they’re fragile, heavy or otherwise difficult to handle. 

All our special vehicles carry the appropriate equipment to do their job, and each driver has met Senco Swift high standards of training. That includes having an excellent awareness of the Highway Agency’s Code of Practice for escorting abnormal loads. 

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Types of Specialist Vehicle

Crane Hire: For situations which require extensive lifting capacity for delivery service, a crane may be needed. Depending on the weight of your parcels or their location, we will advise you as to whether a front or rear-mounted rigid crane is more suitable.

Hiab: When loading and unloading is likely to pose a challenge, a Hiab (a type of loader crane) can be used. They can be hired in a range of different sizes to accommodate the unusual nature of your goods or location. Some Hiab models have been designed specifically with rough terrain or water immersion in the mind. It powered by a single engine, they are capable of lifting impressive weights whilst offering you a great deal of flexibility.

Moffet: Easily recognizable, the Moffet truck mounted forklift is a highly convenient and versatile option. It allows a Senco Swift driver to load and unload a truck with minimal to no assistance. It is designed to fit externally on the rear of a truck. There is no time wasted waiting around at the delivery site for help.

Low Loaders: Transporting something as heavy as industrial equipment or a construction vehicle, it helps to have a trailer deck that sits closer to the ground and is capable of supporting greater weights. Ramps built into the structure of the deck improve an ease of loading and unloading, allowing you to simply drive heavy vehicles onboard.

Semi-Low Loaders: The design of a semi-low loader gives it great flexibility to accommodate the abnormal load. Most models have demount-able wheels that can be relocated to better distribute weight along the length of the trailer. Completely disconnecting the trailer is a relatively quick process and lower-able legs help support the undercarriage once the tractor unit is removed. Semi-low loaders are relatively easy to reverse. 

Beaver-tails: Beaver-tails is an excellent choice, if exposure to the elements isn’t a concern and you’re looking for flexibility and ease of use, Named for their wide and flat rear ramp, a Beaver-tail is particularly well suited to transporting wheeled equipment or vehicles. 

Flat-Bed: For load that is too large for a close-sided trailer, an articulated flatbed is an excellent option. Thus, the lack of sides allows for quick and simple loading and unloading from multiple angles. We have access to 3.5 T to Artic flatbeds, along with specialist flat beds that can carry an excessive weight. 

Urban Trailers and Power Steer Trailers: Also something that Senco Swift can offer and can be very useful as they can be steered from the rear .And also can be remotely controlled so they will fit where other large vehicles cannot fit,

Tractor Units: Whichever trailer you choose, it will likely be towed by a tractor unit. These powerful engines can be attached to a number of different trailers and come in both commercial and heavy-duty varieties. The latter option is most suitable for very very heavy loads or off-road locations.

Curtain Sided Transportation: Some loads simply have to be protected from the elements during transportation and making a curtain-sided truck a practical necessity. You might not know that it’s not just a trailer side that can retract, but the roof as well. And this flexibility allows for overhead loading via a crane. The curtains themselves are robust and ensuring the security of your load during transit. 

Car Transporters: Choosing a transporter for a car delivery, your decision will come down to the number of vehicles which need moving. Senco Swift has access to transporters capable of carrying a single car or multiple cars. And you also have the choice of whether to go for an open or close sided trailer. 

Specialist Services

Use Senco Swift special services

With access to a wide range of specialist vehicles, from Hiabs to car transporters, Senco has the equipment to handle anything. Transporting heavy plant machinery, aircraft parts or any other goods require special vehicle.It doesn’t matter what shape or size the load is, Senco Swift is ready.

Heavy or Abnormal Loads don’t have to result in a drawn out and complicated setup and delivery process. You certainly don’t need to be ringing around trying to find the right vehicle for your unique needs. At Senco Swift, we have access to over 3,000 vehicles so can get you sorted in no time. We aim to provide vehicle to collect within 1 hour anywhere in the UK or at a time that suits you. 

We will drive through the night to make sure that your goods get where they need to be or not?. Timed collections and deliveries are our specialty. Worried about loading or unloading? Senco Swift can provide vehicles with tail lifts, pump/applet trucks and some even come with truck-mounted forklifts.

Wherever your collection of delivery is, your local Senco Swift branch can arrange it for you. It’s  mean you benefit from the special services of a dedicated traffic manager who will get to know you, your goods and your systems inside and out.

Abnormal Load for Senco Swift!!

In the view of the UK government, an ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Weight: more than 44,000kg
  • Axle Load: more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
  • Width: more than 2.9m
  • Length: more than 18.65m

But Senco Swift agree to deliver an abnormal load within the UK, we are legally required to follow the government’s strict rules and regulations. Over the years we have built up excellent relationships with specialist partners, local authorities & police forces. They all work with us to minimize the impact of an abnormal load on other road users. All decisions are made on the basis of years of experience and excellent knowledge of regional transport networks.

What are Special Vehicles?

Are you looking for a special courier service which offers high levels of safety and security? Then you’ll be glad to know that Senco Swift make regular use of Special Vehicles when dealing with abnormal loads. There are two purpose of such vehicles; providing support to the main vehicle driver and alerting other road users to take extra care. Each task helps to keep your parcel that little bit safer.

Sometimes it is not immediately obvious that a vehicle is carrying an abnormal load or heavy, for example, it might only just overhang onto a second lane. Without special vehicles, a passing motorist can easily misjudge the space available and cause a collision. 

Even when the load is not on the road, special vehicles have a crucial role to play. It is always helpful to have an extra pair of trained and experienced hands to assist with loading and unloading parcels, particularly if they’re fragile, heavy or otherwise difficult to handle. 

All our special vehicles carry the appropriate equipment to do their job, and each driver has met Senco Swift high standards of training. That includes having an excellent awareness of the Highway Agency’s Code of Practice for escorting abnormal loads. 

When you need to deliver. We' re there

Get a free Quote

Types of Special Vehicle!!

Crane Hire: For situations which require extensive lifting capacity for delivery service, a crane may be needed. Depending on the weight of your parcels or their location, we will advise you as to whether a front or rear-mounted rigid crane is more suitable.

Hiab: When loading and unloading is likely to pose a challenge, a Hiab (a type of loader crane) can be used. They can be hired in a various sizes to accommodate the unusual nature of your goods or location. Some Hiab models have been designed specifically with rough terrain or water immersion in the mind. It powered by a single engine, they are capable of lifting impressive weights whilst offering you a great deal of flexibility.

Moffet: Easily recognizable, the Moffet truck mounted forklift is a highly convenient and versatile option. It allows a Senco Swift’s driver to load and unload a truck with minimal to no assistance. It is designed to fit externally on the rear of a truck. There is no time wasted waiting around at the delivery site for help.

Low Loaders: Transporting something as heavy as industrial equipment or a construction vehicle, it helps to have a trailer deck that sits closer to the ground and is capable of supporting greater weights. Ramps built into the structure of the deck improve an ease of loading and unloading, allowing you to simply drive heavy vehicles onboard.

Semi-Low Loaders: The design of a semi-low loader gives it great flexibility to accommodate the abnormal load. Most models have demount-able wheels that can be relocated to better distribute weight along the length of the trailer. Completely disconnecting the trailer is a relatively quick process and lower-able legs help support the undercarriage once the tractor unit is removed. Semi-low loaders are relatively easy to reverse. 

Beaver-tails: Beaver-tails are an excellent choice, if exposure to the elements isn’t a concern and you’re looking for flexibility and ease of use, Named for their wide and flat rear ramp, a Beaver-tail is particularly well suited to transporting wheeled equipment or vehicles. 

Flat Bed: For loads that are too large for a close-sided trailer, an articulated flat bed is an excellent option. Thus, the lack of sides allows for quick and simple loading and unloading from multiple angles. We have access to 3.5 T to Artic flatbeds, along with specialist flat beds that can carry an excessive weight. 

Urban Trailers and Power Steer Trailers: Also something that Senco Swift can offer and can be very useful as they can be steered from the rear. And also can be remotely controlled so they will fit where other large vehicles cannot fit.

Tractor Units: Whichever trailer you choose, it will likely be towed by a tractor unit. These powerful engines can be attached to a number of different trailers and come in both commercial and heavy-duty varieties. The latter option is most suitable for very very heavy loads or off-road locations.

Curtain Sided Transportation: Some loads simply have to be protected from the elements during transportation and making a curtain-sided truck a practical necessity. You might not know that it’s not just a trailer side that can retract, but the roof as well. And this flexibility allows for overhead loading via a crane. The curtains themselves are robust and ensuring the security of your load during transit. 

Car Transporters: Choosing a transporter for a car delivery, your decision will come down to the number of vehicles which need moving. Senco Swift has access to transporters capable of carrying a single car or multiple cars. And you also have the choice of whether to go for an open or close sided trailer.