Heavy transport is an umbrella term for the vehicles that are transporting or delivering great or heavy loads. Those loads can be anything from car parts to vegetables, clothing to milk. We are so used to seeing heavy transport vehicles on the road that we probably do not even give them much notice or realise how many there actually are. They are a key part of the infrastructure of keeping the United Kingdom moving and making sure we get all the essentials we need to survive and stay happy and healthy. Heavy transport vehicles are also needed to help you get all your luxuries and treats that somehow magically appear at your front door... we will not tell if you do not! As a general rule, heavy transport vehicles are a goods vehicle which surpasses seven and a half tonnes in weight. These days anyone who is wanting to drive a heavy transport vehicle cannot just grab the keys and hop in the cab, they have to have special training and pass the appropriate tests to be able to hold the license. Many people are more familiar with terms such as a Class 1 or Class 2 lorry or truck when describing heavy transport vehicles and they are most commonly what we see on the road. As we all know too well even the most faithful vehicle, whether it be a car or one of the many heavy transport options, might leave us on the edge of the road or on the hard shoulder scratching our head and wondering what we are going to do and how on earth are we going to get it home? It raises an interesting question though, how are these heavy transport vehicles recovered if they breakdown?
That is where heavy transport vehicle recovery businesses come in. They have the equipment and the pulling power needed to make sure they can get your heavy transport vehicle back to your yard where your trusty mechanic is waiting for you. Heavy transport recovery vehicles usually take a year to build and are packed full of power and equipment to get your heavy transport vehicle moving again even if is it being pulled along. So, who can you trust to help get your heavy transport vehicle where it needs to be in an emergency? That is where KRS Dumfries come in!
KRS Dumfries are based in the outskirts of Dumfries and operating from the Heathhall Industrial Estate, this small family run business has been taking the stress out of vehicle maintenance and heavy transport recovery. As part of their recovery fleet, they have vehicles capable of dealing with heavy transport and the recovery of large vans and tractor units under 12'6 high and rigids up to eight tonnes laden weight.
Once in a while a journey will surprise us with an unexpected pit stop at the side of the road. If that happens make sure you call KRS Dumfries to get your heavy transport moving again!