Knowing how to choose a local haulage company can make the difference between a professional road haulage service and a part-time ‘man with a van’.

Whether you’re transporting high-value goods, items subject to restrictions and regulations, or you need to negotiate a route for an abnormal load, a reputable local haulage firm like Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage can help reduce the admin and get your delivery there safely.

Good local knowledge means our drivers can avoid low bridges and other obstacles, while adjusting routes to steer around congestion and road closures.

If you’re reading this, you already found us – which is great news! But if you’re still trying to decide which local haulage company to choose, here are a few ways to do just that, and why (we hope) Chris Bennett comes out on top.


Familiar Fleet

The Chris Bennett Heavy Haulage fleet is a familiar sight on the region’s roads, with its distinctive red and silver livery.

We know that familiarity and recognition are important when choosing a local haulage company, which is why we take great pride in keeping all our low-loaders, tautliners and tractor units in tip-top condition.

As well as allowing residents of the north-west to spot our haulage vehicles while out and about on the roads, this also means we look presentable while moving your goods to their destination.

With escort vehicles to accompany wide and abnormal loads, this means you get to choose a local haulage company that offers some of the best standards in the country.


Track Record

A long and successful track record gives you confidence in the capabilities of any local haulage operator, and Chris Bennett is no exception.

Our About Us page outlines our half-century of heavy haulage and sustained growth, along with a timeline of our company history that charts all our major milestones during that time.

From our first premises in Cheadle, through locations in Ardwick and present-day Bredbury in Stockport, Chris Bennett has, in one form of another, provided local haulage services in Greater Manchester since 1976.

We’re as committed to quality now as we have always been – we know happy customers in the present are all part of our company history for the future. Will you help us make history?


Contact Details

We don’t hide behind an anonymous website or force you to contact us through a message form (although we have one of those on our Contact Us page if you want to use it!).

At Chris Bennett, we’re proud to be a family-run local haulage company with a Manchester telephone number 0161 406 8466 and a direct email address

You can even fax us on 0161 406 8335 or visit us at Arden Hall, Far Cromwell Road, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 2RY.

All enquiries are welcome – you don’t have to be based in the north-west – but we’re proud to provide local haulage services to Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire, helping businesses on our doorstep to move goods quickly and cost-efficiently from A to B.