Megatransport DONE! 20 tonnes of architecture on a tilt trailer
Unusual load? Just a few weeks ago, we carried out a contract for one of our customers that could be the basis for a script of an “Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers” episode. Today almost anything can be transported overland, so we were not surprised by a request to transport... lighthouse elements.
First, this 20-tonne architectural gem from the Caspian coast made the long journey from Azerbaijan to the Netherlands and then – with us – to distant Great Britain. It is worth noting that there are only 10 lighthouses on Azerbaijan's coastline. Parts of the tenth have just arrived in Scotland.
Full truck load
Of course, the structure was too large for the whole of it to fit into the vehicle, so first it was disassembled and divided into parts, which were suitably placed and secured using special belts, brackets and anti-slip mats. The transport was done as a full truck load (tilt trailer).
It was very important to the customer that the lighthouse elements reach their destination on Monday, so the vehicle was loaded four days in advance, and the transport was suitably phased.
The 1300 km-long route passed through four countries and two time zones. At the customer's request, the dedicated driver was a fluent English speaker. He had to cross the famous English Channel and drive through almost the whole of Great Britain in order to make it to the coastal Scottish village in time. Before unloading, our driver also had to complete customs formalities in Aberdeen.
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