Posted: July 18 2016

We are delighted to announce that with effect from the 15th July 2016, R Swain & Sons Ltd have acquired the shares which include the assets, vehicles, workshops and business of Jeffrey’s Haulage Co Ltd.

This is a great acquisition that fits with the company strategy to acquire businesses operating in appropriate growth sectors. The Jeffrey’s operation will complement our existing depot structure, further strengthening our position in the Midlands.

We will be retaining the Jeffrey’s Haulage name and it will operate as a stand-alone company within the Swain Group operating as part of our Logistics Division.


Posted: June 17 2016

The Swain Group have managed office space available at both our Rochester and Manchester locations. Various size options are available and can be taken as a standalone arrangement or combined with warehouse space to support your business. A number of our customers have taken this route to lower cost overheads and enabling them to be close to their product and the team to manage the supply chain.

Our Rochester depot is located next to the M2 on the main arterial route to Europe, 1 hour from Dover and Folkestone and 15 minutes from the M25. The office is also a short walk from the mainline train stations of Strood and Rochester for easy access to London and the UK rail network.

The Manchester depot is conveniently located in Worsley next to the A580 East Lancs Road, within easy reach of the M6, M62 and M60.

All offices can be configured to suit your needs and various packages can be considered.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and to discuss your specific requirements.


Tel: (01634) 733 395


Posted: April 22 2016

This week has seen the renewal of The Swain Groups FORS Gold certification for 2016-17. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme is one of the most prominent accreditations that a road haulier can achieve, demonstrating high levels of safety, security, training, process and importantly; compliance. The standards range from Bronze and Silver to Gold.

FORS Gold demands that vehicles are kitted out with forward and rear facing cameras, vehicle turning 'squak' boxes, advanced driver taining and fully auditable pocesses, both in terms of driving and office procedures.

Swain has been a Gold standard operator for 3 years and has benefitted greatly from the accolade. A large proportion of our customers require that we have this accreditation to service their business. This is typically synonymous with the Construction industry where we operate a large number of vehicles daily into challenging sites across the UK, often in major cities with extremely tight access and delivery windows. Although FORS is generally seen as a London centric requirement, we fully expect this to be rolled-out across other Metropolitain areas....Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol.....we are prepared! Today we operate for many of the large Tier#1 Construction companies and their suppliers servicing many of the foremost construction projects in the UK.

The FORS Gold certification compliments other investments Swain continue to make in compliance which includes CLOCS, Crossrail, and SUDS (the Safe Urban Driving Scheme) where all of our drivers are required to undertake a cycling skills test to highlight the dangers of driving in major urban areas where cyclists are numerous and a constant risk.

Dennison Trailers build 20 new platform trailers for The Swain Group

Posted: February 14 2016

The Swain Group are proud to announce that we have purchased 20 new platform trailers that are currently being built to our specification by Dennison Trailers. These will be added to our already diverse fleet of trailers.

2015 has been a big year for the fifth generation company who have already invested heavily in new vehicles purchasing twenty tractor units in March 2015 with another twenty-five due in the first quarter of 2016.  This latest purchase comes after much thought and research into the type of trailers they needed to augment their range. 

Peter Ham, Workshop and Fleet General Manager explained “To create the diversity of vehicles, trailers and equipment available for our customers, we knew we needed to procure a good stock of new, highly specified trailers. We researched the market place at length before making the decision to use Dennison and chose them because of their history and standards and felt we would get the best service from them. 

Happy New Year!!

Posted: January 1 2016

Happy New Year to all our valued customers and followers. 2015 was a great year and we are already working hard to ensure 2016 will grow to exceed everyone’s expectations. We have many exciting projects launching this year so watch this space! We had a very busy run into Christmas and a number of special projects being handled over the holiday period..…including Christmas Day and Boxing Day! We are here 24/7/365 to service your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the team should you have an enquiry. Wishing you and your families and happy and healthy 2016. From all at The Swain Group.

Additions to the fleet…

Posted: November 24 2015

Two DAF XF 105 units have been added to The Swain Group’s bulk powder traction unit operation. Vehicles 548 and 549 are formally due to go on the road in the New Year. Andrew Swain, Director, suggested that “the new XF’s shall be a welcome addition to the ever expanding operation”. View our Gallery or Social Media sites for photo's!