Latest News, Projects & Stories from Collett


All the latest news from Collett Transport, our highlighted haulage projects & heavy lift operations, and stories to shout about.

We’re extremely proud of the work we do and we believe our dedication to providing the best service can be demonstrated in the projects we undertake.  Here's a snapshot of the heavy haulage projects we've undertaken, the developments to our depots, the recognition we've gained throughout the heavy transport industry and any other stories we want to shout about!

62m Footbridge Heads to Worcester

62m Footbridge Heads to Worcester

Consisting of six separate loads, Collett have completed delivery of Battenhall Bridleway to the West Midlands.

Collett Shortlisted for the Motor Transport Awards

Collett Win at the Motor Transport Awards!

We did it! Collett & Sons Ltd named as the Team of the Year at the 33rd Motor Transport Awards!

In-House Engineering for Midlands Cold Box

In-House Engineering for Midlands Cold Box

Utilising our Scheuerle clamp system, with in-house designed transport brackets, our Team deliver the first of three cold box sections to the West Midlands.

Finalists in the HLPFI Awards

Finalists in the HLPFI Awards

The shortlist for the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards has been announced and Collett are delighted to be amongst the finalists for the Training Award.

David's Third Term as ESTA President

David's Third Term as ESTA President

Managing Director, David Collett, has been unanimously elected as ESTA President for a third, and final term by ESTA’s ruling General Assembly meeting in Munich.

100 Tonne Gantry from Goole to Gatwick

100 Tonne Gantry from Goole to Gatwick

Busy weekend in Goole as our Mercedes-Benz 8x4 Arocs SLT heads out with a 100 Tonne gantry destined for the M23 Smart Motorway Upgrade Programme.

Girder Bridge Heads to Eaton Socon Substation

Girder Bridge Heads to Eaton Socon Substation

From Port Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire to St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, our Team deliver a 170 Tonne Hyundai transformer to Eaton Socon Substation.

Focus on our General Haulage Fleet

Focus on our General Haulage Fleet

Operating from our Depots in Halifax, Goole and Grangemouth, our diverse general haulage fleet is available for long and short-term contract distribution or immediate spot hire, we also offer a rapid response delivery service.

Training4Transport Introduce LoCity Driving

Training4Transport Introduce LoCity Driving

Check out our new Driver CPC Course LoCity Driving. This course is designed to give drivers an insight into strategies to reduce fuel use, emissions and improve air quality.

One of Three, Our New MAN 6x4

One of Three; Our New MAN 6x4 Heavy Duty Truck

New fleet news!  The first of a trilogy, our new MAN TGX 26.580 6x4 is the first of three additions to our heavy duty haulage fleet.

Effer Expertise for Slaters Electricals

Effer Expertise for Slaters Electricals

Taking a look at our crane vehicles in action, we head to the Midlands with a 20 Tonne transformer. 

Collett Turntable Tech for Severfield Girders

Turntable Tech for Severfield Girders

As part of the Highways England M20 Junction Improvement Scheme, Severfield UK, on behalf of principle contractor VINCI, appointed Collett to facilitate delivery of six paired plate girders.

Check Out Our New 6x2 Crane Vehicle!

Check Out Our New 6x2 Crane Vehicle!

Our new Scania R410 6x2 tractor unit is fitted with an Effer 685.6S V-Stab 68 Tonne/Metre crane.

Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Begins

Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Begins

Construction has commenced on Innogy Renewable UK's North Wales Clocaenog Forest Onshore Wind Farm and turbine component deliveries have begun.

New Gates for the Caledonian Canal

Lock Gates for the Caledonian Canal

As the Caledonian Canal prepared for the delivery of their replacement lock gates, Collett were on hand to deliver transport solutions for the eight cargoes destined for the Scottish Highlands.

ew state of the art 8x8 Crane Vehicle

New state of the Art 8x8 Crane Vehicle

Check out our latest addition to the fleet; a new MAN TGS 41.480 8x8 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F1150RA.2.26 115 Tonne/Meter Crane.

Jack's Record 56 Years!

Jack's Record 56 Years!

Jack finds fame in the Halifax Courier as he celebrates 56 years at Collett & Sons!

Delivering Kype Muir Wind Farm

Delivering Kype Muir Wind Farm

Utilising our Nooteboom quadruple extendable Super Wing Carriers, deliveries of the 78 turbine blades (26 turbines in total) destined for Kype Muir Wind Farm are now complete.

Dorenell’s 59 Turbines Delivered!

Dorenell’s 59 Turbines Delivered!

Delivering one of the largest renewable projects in 2018, our Team began delivering Dorenell Wind Farm, near Dufftown, currently the largest Contract for Difference (CfD) project in the UK for onshore wind.

First in our Sector for ISO 45001

First in our Sector for ISO 45001

After our successful audit we’re proud to announce that we’ve been awarded ISO 45001:2018 for our management systems.

Delivering Willenhall Super Grid Transformer

Delivering Willenhall Super Grid Transformer

Our third girder bridge project in a four week period, this time our Team were off to Willenhall Substation.

Collett Girder Bridge Delivering Lovedean Substation Transformer

Girder Bridge Delivers Lovedean Transformer

Fresh from Cellarhead Substation, our Team hotfooted it to Portsmouth with our specialist girder bridge and a 169 Tonne Super Grid Transformer.

Delivering Cellarhead Transformer, Collett Heavy Transport Girder Bridge

Delivering Cellarhead Substation Transformer

Over two days in July the Collett Team turned heads as we travelled across the North West with a 170 Tonne Super Grid Transformer.

CAT3 Job of the Year Heavies Award!

CAT3 Job of the Year Award!

After another fantastic Heavies Awards night, our Team returned home with the Job of the Year CAT 3 Award!

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