Handy Haulage Blog


 If you are looking to fill empty backloads then mabye the below loads my suit your upcoming routes! 

  • Tractor from Skegness UK to Omagh 
  • 7 ft disc harrow from Navan to Headford
  • Machinery from Belgooly to Tralee


For more  backloads check out our website :)



It's been a busy few days on handyhaulage.ie;


*40 bales of hay from Ballinallie, Longford to Listowel

*Household goods from Swindon to Tralee 

*Silage Bales from Kilcock to Listowel 

*4WD Tractor from Inagh to Omagh 


*Tractors plant lorrys from dublin to cork 

*Lobster pots from Union Hall to Belmullet 

*Tractor from Pencader(UK) to Offaly

So you have just agreed with a haulage companies to move your goods from A to B, but what do you really know about them? In the back of your mind are you worried that your goods may not arrive at their destination? Aside from this fear, did you know that it’s actually illegal to engage with an unlicensed haulage operators? 

According to the department of transport all operators engaged in haulage for hire or reward using a vehicle that has a maximum laden weight over 3500 kg must be licensed, i.e. they must hold a Road Haulage Operator's Licence, and any such vehicle operated must be authorised on that licence.  

Under the Road Transport Act 2011, there are very substantial penalties both for engaging in unlicensed haulage and for engaging the services of an unlicensed haulage operator.  




The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport maintains a list of all currently licensed haulage companies and their authorised vehicles.  So as you receive quotes from haulage operators from loads advertised on this website, simply check whether a haulage operator is licensed, or whether a particular vehicle is authorised.


Here are the latest adverts posted to www.handyhaulage.ie.

  • Strimmer from Lancashire to Slane
  • Roof trusses from Banbridge to carlow
  • Sow from from Waterford city to Clonakilty
  • Milk Tank from Downpatrick to Baltinglass
  • Slurry Tanker from Portarlington to Cork Airport

See our available loads page from the complete available list of loads and click into each load to view contact details.

It's been a busy two days on www.handyhaulage.ie. Here is a list of available backloads that are up for the taking! 

Posted on the 8th January 2013

  • 100 roof slates from Dingle to Dundalk
  • Grass Wagons from Italy to Offaly,
  • A Pallet from Kells to Gothenburg.
  • A tractor from Drumshanbo to New Ross
  • Baby changing unit from Kildimo to Templeogue
  • WorkBench from Stradbally to sligo
  • Forklift from Letterkenny to Ballygar
  • 2 cows from Tralee to Adare

Posted on the 7th January 2013

  • JCB 3cx from Roscommon to Headford
  • Furniture from Santry to Tuam
  • Dresser/ baby station from limerick to Cheshire
  • Pallets from Carrickmacross to Tullow 

Here is a link to the entire list of backloads on offer, simply click on a load to see contact details.



I have made a new years resolution to keep our blog updated. I plan to update this section of the website with haulage and transport news and any interesting articles that I come across.


Haulage operators and haulage companies, why not keep an eye on www.handyhaulage.ie and fill your empty back loads. For those traveling the roads, these loads have just  been posted;

  • 120 bales of hay from Dunboyne to Tralee
  • Round bailer from ballina to new ross
  • Diet feeder from Ballineen to Nenagh

For contact details check out www.handyhaulage.ie


Happy New Year from all of us at www.handyhaulage.ie!!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking ahead to a prosperous 2013. We all had a lovely break at www.handyhaulage.ie and are full of beans on this new years day!  

It's been a busy time on the roads over the Christmas and there have been plenty of loads advertised on www.handyhaulage.ie. But there is no time for idle talk today as we are in planning mode for the year ahead! 

We have so many plans on how we can improve our service so we need to flesh them out and prioritise them...so watch this space OR get involved and let us know how you would improve www.handyhaulage.ie for the better. 

So yes our new years resolution is one of many and after today’s meeting we will update our blog and tell you all exactly what www.handyhaulage.ie's resolution for 2013 is! so take a look back on this page in a few days!


It's been a while since I updated the blog, I just want to let you all know that we are in the process of improving www.handyhaulage.ie. The first change that you will see is that old ads will be automatically deleted after 21 days. This change is a direct response to feedback we got from you, our users. We welcome all comments and feedback on how we can improve the website,so keep your ideas and comments coming in! 

We had a great day out at the Tullamore Show yesterday! It was our first trade show (yet!!) and we have to say that we'll definitely be attending the Tullamore Show again next year! Being a start up online haulage business (we are only live on the web since July 2011 ) it was great to get such positive feedback from people yesterday. 

The haulage website allows people to advertise goods to be moved from A to B, any licenced haulage operator can provide a quote to move the goods. "It's free to advertise and it can save you money" was the phrase of the day!

I suppose everyone would wecome a haulage service that will save them money :)

Being an online service we decided that the best way to approach it was to print out big screen shots of how the haulage website worked, so that what we did. It was so easy for us to show the passers by how the site works.

Handy Haulage - Tullamore Show 2012

The minister of Agriculture, Simon Coveney dropped in to say hello. He was very complimentary on the online haulage service and wished us all the best with the website!

Minister For Argiculture, Simon Coveney give Handy Haulage the thumbs up!

If you would like to see more photos from the day just have a look on our Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone involved in organising the Tullamore Show yesterday. It was so well organsised and such a good day out for all the family! 

We made it easier for you to use www.handyhaulage.ie! From today onwards you no longer have to log in to view contact details for the haulage load. We are committed to improving the usability and we take your feedback very serious.

Last week we asked you how we can make it better and we received a few emails commenting on how frustrating it was to have to log in to see the telephone number or email address. So today we changed it! You can now view all phone numbers and email addresses without logging in!

We also had feedback from a user who uses their iPhone to check for haulage loads and he suggested that the 'report abuse' link to very close to the email address and it was difficult to click on the email address! This kind of feedback is invaluable to us!!

If anyone else has feedback on www.handyhaulage.ie please lets us know. You can comment on this article, leave a comment on our facebook page, twitter page or send us an email in confidence to ray@handyhaulage.ie

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