Luckings as a company had initially been set up to service the specialist transportation and storage needs of Theatres and Touring Theatre productions. Over the years this expertise enabled the company to extend its specialist services to the Entertainment industry as a whole.
In spite of its presence across all the entertainment sectors, Luckings is still seen a dominant force in the Theatrical sector and to date for all the Theatre techies the word Luckings is synonymous with ‘Theatrical transport’.
Luckings can proudly boast that its experience in this sector is second to none. Luckings is one of the few hauliers in the country that can service the dedicated needs of this sector all over UK, Europe Russia, Turkey and North of Africa.
Operating out of the west of London and Manchester Luckings is suitably positioned, in close proximity to the West end theatres and centrally located to all the touring venues.
No job is too big or too small and being a private specialist carrier Luckings has the ability to provide a personalised service for any sized job right from a single trailer show to a multi-trailer tour or a West end Load in /Load out.
Luckings has a varied fleet of vehicles ranging from small vans to Rigids and Artics These vehicles and trailers are purpose built for the Theatre to accommodate tall set pieces, fragile props, flight cases The trailers come with internal fitments and tie off points such as load lock, e-track & recessed daylight internal lighting which ensures that the load is fully secure in transit.
The company boasts of having one of the largest fleet of Mega Trailers within the entertainment sector in the UK. These trailers are supplied with individual ramps and have internal height ranging from 9’6” to 10’ 6” to cater to the varying requirements all over UK and Europe. Click here (Fleet info page) for more information
On-time performance is critical to our service delivery. We understand the ramifications of delays and that costs can rack up quickly with crew having stood around when a truck does not turn up. In order to enhance reliability we adapt an optimum truck replacement policy ensuring we have young fleet all the time. Apart from having maintenance contracts with dealerships we also have an in house workshop with a fulltime workshop manager and fitters. This is further supported up by a comprehensive breakdown cover supplied by a reputable firm.
Luckings also tracks all its vehicles via a mobile based tracking that enables us to pin point the location of the truck in real time.
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An important ingredient to Luckings’ success has been its drivers. Our drivers become a part of the service delivery and they are constantly aware that they need to provide a ‘Can Do’ flexible service one that is that is way beyond just delivering goods. We have a multilingual pool of drivers who are always uniformed, presentable when on the job.
They actively participate with the loading and offloading as they need to ensure the goods are secure for transit. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of the various Theatres and Arenas, their specialist access needs, the drivers can often flag up issues in advance which in turn can save valuable time lost due to delays.
Luckings offers extensive safe secure warehousing facilities to the west of London and Manchester with dedicated arrangements for set & scenery storage. At this site we also offer individual lock up units and ambient storage options for props, AV equipment etc. We can also offer a dedicated workshop area to carry out any testing or refurb’s. We also offer a Set disposal service being licensed waste carriers. Please click here for more information
FREIGHT FORWARDING & CUSTOMS & BORDER CLEARANCES
With direct links with reputed and reliable shipping agents and airlines worldwide Luckings can often offer very competitive rates for your international freight requirements. This not only gives you the best value but it also offers the convenience of dealing with just one company. In addition to Freight forwarding we also process ATA carnets and organise customs and border clearances thus truly presenting a ‘One stop shop’ for all your logistical needs.