M1 Road Barrier Install

Posted: July 9 2015

A regular customer of our Woodville depot has developed a new road barrier system to the UK. Their first big project win has started with the install of this system to a scheme on the M1. Given the sensitivity if this first order we were pleased to be trusted with the supply of all the transport. The logistics involves a total of 212 loads to be delivered over 3 weeks, with up to 16 loads a day. All loads have to arrive on time and with the vehicle and driver being fully equipped and PPE’d to the exact standards of the Highway Authorities involved.

6 HIAB’s added to fleet

Posted: June 1 2015

From our Strood site we have secured a contract from an international manufacturer of blocks to supply 3 hiab trailers starting from the 1st of May. The introduction and operation has gone so smoothly that a further 3 hiabs will be added from the beginning of August.

Swains Achieve FORS GOLD

Posted: April 9 2015

R. Swain & Sons started a campaign to reduce the number of vehicle accidents back in 2011. It set up a Vehicle Accident Reduction Steering Group and through its good work the number of vehicle accidents has reduced and the number of serious accidents reduced significantly. Alongside this the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) was implemented. With our policy of camera fitments and driver training we have now achieved FORS GOLD accreditation.

20 New Vehicles Purchased

Posted: April 1 2015

20 New Euro 6 Daf CF's have entered service during March. Built to our specification they are additions to the fleet adding capacity.

National Grid Project Completed

Posted: March 1 2015

On the 9th of March our Woodville depot completed the last tunnel segment delivery to the National Grid Project. Our customer is a leading Midland based concrete section producer. 6,500 loads were delivered to 4 different sites in London. The tunnel will be used to house heavy duty cabling, part of the project to upgrade the electricity supply to our capital city.

Paul Kavanagh New Managing Director

Posted: January 15 2015

Bob Swain Managing Director announces that after 41 years he will move to a non-executive role with effect from 31st December 2014. At the same time he announces that Paul Kavanagh will join the Swain Group as Managing Director on the 1st January 2015. See the team page for a brief outline of Paul’s previous career.