About Us

About The Company
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Formed in 2016, Lorry Loader Services, mainly covering Southampton, Portsmouth and the south coast, has grown, and continues to grow its portfolio of services, and now facilitates Hiab lorry lifting services, can supply Hiab drivers, under our driver hire wing of the business, and also train drivers to achieve their ALLMI lorry loader operator’s certificate. We now also facilitate general haulage, and can organise delivery of your load/s, reliably professionally and efficiently, including palletised goods, IBCs, coils, beverages, mixed loads, and many besides. Mark Claughton is the Director of the company, and the principle ALLMI Hiab trainer. As a small business, Mark places reputation and customer care and satisfaction at the top of his priority list. As such Mark has sought to build a team of drivers who strive for professionalism, and are appropriately trained, and experienced in their work. Lorry loader services has been supplying Hiab drivers to the haulage industry for several years, and servicing his existing clientele, in conjunction with his team of skilled Hiab drivers, who have an excellent safety record, are competent, and appropriately trained to ALLMI standards, and carry out, in many cases, a demanding job any time of the year in all conditions. All our drivers hold an Approved ALLMI Hiab card and certificate and hold a class 1 or 2 LGV licence with at least five years LGV experience and a minimum of one year’s Hiab experience.

The difference between us and the other agencies is that the director of Lorry Loader spends a considerable amount of time out on the road, getting to know our clients, and building good professional working relationships, and rapport. Mark Claughton is not just behind the scenes, but also represents the business on a day-to-day basis, and can easily be contacted for clarification, or confirmation concerning the job/s, which is key for a great relationship between both our clients and our drivers. Lorry loader services seeks to offer a more personalised and bespoke service, working closely with our clientele, to minimise any downtime, loss of productivity, and maximise efficiency. We strive for effective communication systems, and effective and well thought out planning, and as such a lot of organisation goes into every job that we do, from the smallest to the biggest.

 

For every driver we employ we shadow them on the road, and throughout the day, helping them get to “know the ropes,” and adequately familiarise with vehicles and working equipment. We aim to assess them to make sure they meet the standards required, to help raise their awareness levels, as to particular problems and challenges that they may encounter, unique to our operation, further raising skill levels, so that all tasks are done in a professional and safe manner. Risk assessments are integral to our operation, and drivers are expected to carry out risk assessments, and to comply with the company’s more generic risk assessments. As such we are a company that strive to cultivate and embed high standards of safety and efficiency into all our projects, from awkward Hiab operations, lifting hot tubs, mobile office or heavy timbers, to general haulage, such as delivery of palletized goods.

Our clients can testify to the levels of professionalism demonstrated at Lorry Loader Services, with our local Hiab services, and general haulage services, in Southampton and surrounding areas. Our team of drivers are professional, and positive, and understand the significant role that they play, as ambassadors, seeking to build on our trusted reputation.

“We have been using Mark at Lorry Loader for a few years now, the drivers he supplies work like our own. Also because he himself spends a lot of time on the road we have developed a good professional relationship with him and his drivers he supplies us.”

Customers Say
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Nigel Noke
SIG Roofing

“We have been using Mark at Lorry Loader for a few years now, the drivers he supplies work like our own. Also because he himself spends a lot of time on the road we have developed a good professional relationship with him and his drivers he supplies us.”

Simon Eames
Elliots

“We have been using Lorry Loader since they started. They are always our first port of call for hiab drivers as we’ve always been supplied with very experienced drivers who are reliable and professional in what they do.”