The Swain Group is a logistics company offering a diverse range of logistics services specific to the UK construction sector.

We offer an unravelled diversity of fleet including flatbed and curtainside trailers, specific trailer equipment for Heavy and abnormal loads, specialist lifting transport and warehousing & contract logistics. The Group also boast one of the UK’s largest brick and block delivery fleet equipped with MOL and drawbar configurations.

Our specialisms within construction industry are well documented, over the last 20 years Swain construction fleets have been involved with many major infrastructure projects within road, rail, and housing.

We offer a the most diverse range of haulage services, our teams are well versed in the nuances of site delivery, and we have a reputation for meticulous planning, communication, and service.

The Swain fleets operate around the clock offering genuine 24-hour coverage and weekend working.

Technology is also an important part of the Swain experience, real time tracking, system generated ETA’s and dwell time monitoring all help our teams to prepare meaningful and factual reports which reflect a genuine overview of the service we offer the construction sector. Customers can access our KPI platforms in real time and to receive accurate KPI detail at the push of a button.

We operate traffic teams which are focused on specific fleets and products, who have significant knowledge of product requirements in terms of handling, securing of loads and delivery point disciplines. Each driver has been trained in the handling requirements of each product type and is equipped with online systems which helps to reinforce knowledge and facts about our customer products.

Driver communication is an important part of our service, and each driver is able to communicate with traffic teams through our in-cab devices which enable us to call, send messages and communicate specific job details. This technology also helps our teams to reinforce the Health and Safety message by continually updating the system with reminders on safety updates and changes to working practice.

Leading transportation services for the construction industry

Key facts about our services

  • We operate the UK’s largest flatbed fleet.
  • Our divisions hold a suite of accreditations relevant to the construction sector, including. FORS GOLD, Cross Rail, CLOCS

Specialist sectors include

Additionally to these types of products we offer support services to ensure the products are well managed and delivered in time and intact, these support solutions include.

  • Receipt of inbound loads from deep sea and the continent
  • Decant of containers
  • Unloading of inbound trailers
  • Warehousing
  • Customs clearance
  • Forward stock locations
  • Load consolidation
  • Order management
  • Final mile delivery

Our modern delivery depots are ideally located in 11 sites across the UK and offer genuine national coverage.

We also operate three construction logistics consolidation centres at London Gateway, Tilbury and Rochester. These centres offer a full product management specifically designed around the management of construction freight. These sites are well equipped with the necessary handling equipment to move the most challenging of products.

London gateway is our largest construction consolidation centre totalling some 5 acres and focus on the receipt of inbound containers, storage of products and final mile delivery on our specialist fleets.

London deliveries are a particular competence of our fleet with a large fleet of vehicles operating from these locations and moving into the city every day. Our proximity to Central London gives our locations the ability to service 24 a day and to sequence loads to projects with daily multiple loads.

The Swain Groups ability within London and the South East is unrivalled. Our regional strength, versatility of fleet and technical experience makes Swain and our specialist divisions the very best choice to meet the challenges of this demanding region.


Choosing the right logistics partner for your construction project is an important step. Our construction logistics Teams are experts in the design and implementation of the most complex of construction site solutions. Our teams are highly focused and work closely with our customers to deliver solutions which remain on schedule and within budget.

What our customers are saying…

“We have quite a wide customer base, building merchants and major house builders. This involves deliveries to building sites, construction sites and builders merchants yards.”

“Swain is very well versed in mechanical offload and the construction sector. They cover a wide geographical area, offering up excellent standard of drivers, equipment and service.”

“We find them very approachable and we have a great relationship with them.”

“They’re very willing to talk to us about opportunities and also about the actual job itself and how we can improve moving forward.”

David Dulson

Senior Logistics Manager, Tarmac Building Products