Jobs boost at growing Yorkshire and Cumbria haulage firm

A newly-launched haulage company with sister bases in West Yorkshire and Cumbria is creating up to 20 new jobs after appointing an experienced management team to drive the business forward and secure its future.

The Haulage (Holdings) Organisation Ltd is being spearheaded by Managing Director Peter Kelly, who brings with him a wealth of logistics experience, including eight years as Operations Director at Eddie Stobart.

The company, which began operating just two months ago from Halifax and Penrith, has been granted Operator’s Licences for a “green” fleet of 74 vehicles and 71 trailers having taken over operations from various other subsidiaries within Leo Group.  

The brand new Mercedes-Benz Euro-6s – sourced from Northside Truck and Van Ltd in Bradford – offers the most advanced safety features.

All boast the fitting of the latest technology to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Cutting-edge technologies used on the vehicles are designed to reduce the levels of nitrous oxides and particulate matter emitted in exhaust gases. And, as they are more fuel efficient, carbon emissions are also five percent lower than previous models.

The Haulage (Holdings) Organisation Ltd also has signed a new contract with ATS Euromaster Ltd to maintain the tyres on its entire fleet – just one of a number of measures to continuously monitor and improve driver performance.

On the back of rapid initial growth, the company is now creating between 15 and 20 new jobs for experienced drivers across its two sites.

Operations director Tim Cooper said:

“Our fleet telematics system allows us to accurately track vehicle movement and monitor performance.

“In accordance with our fleet policy, we monitor driver performance to maximise efficiency, continuously improve customer service, and ensure our driver’s safety.

“The new fleet of cabs and trailers means we are well equipped to maximise our performance through monitoring route planning and delivery times.”

Newly appointed health & safety manager Robert Crosby said:

“Our committed team of drivers are embracing the new technology and seeing real improvements already.

“All of our drivers are now operate ‘digi-cards’, using a digital tachograph to record driver data that allows us to continuously monitor and evaluate driver information.

“This system focuses on the safety of our drivers, logging hours worked with pinpoint accuracy to ensure strict health and safety codes are adhered to.

“Just as importantly, all of our new drivers are fully inducted to our high standards.

“Our in-house driver trainer works closely with everyone to offer further training to encourage improvements throughout the business.”    

  • Experienced drivers looking to join the new enterprise should direct their enquiries to The Haulage (Holdings) Organisation Ltd Halifax office on 01422 323 732.
HH management team
Pictured from left are operations director Tim Cooper, managing director Peter Kelly and health and safety manager Robert Crosby


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