Stalkers Transport understands the pressures that their customers face when companies and organisations continue to examine the way they operate in order to find the most cost effective logistical solutions to meet ever increasing supply chain demands. Living up to its well-established aim of meeting these needs through quality, flexibility, commitment and innovation, Stalkers continues to strengthen and develop its successful range of distribution, storage and groupage services.Transport with us
24 Hour Hub
The Company’s strong connections in Scotland and North East England makes it a successful Northern Gateway, providing a valuable 24 hour hub for hauliers delivering into these areas, allowing them to minimise empty running.Learn more about us
As a member of the Freight Transport Association and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, quality has always been key to its successful operation and subsequently, Stalkers Transport Services achieved accreditation from the Quality Guild in 1996.View our accreditation
Benefits of Stalkers Transport Services
Over 40 years of experience
24 hr service
Days a Year
Access 365 days a year
Flexible load sizes
In 1968 Edward Stalker identified an opportunity to enter the haulage industry and purchased his first heavy goods vehicle, notably a T.K. tipper. With this tipper Edward carried stone from the quarries throughout Cumberland for use in the construction of the new M6 motorway. Edward and his wife Rene ran their new business under the name of E.T. & I Stalker from their home in Heads Nook, a small village close to Carlisle in Cumbria.
After the completion of the local section of the M6 motorway, Edward traded in his tipper for a 17ft Ford D2000 flat-bed, followed shortly after by a Scania. It was around this time that Edward began hauling paper on behalf of The Inveresk Paper Company based at Denny in Stirlingshire. Little did he know at the time that this contract would play a key role in the future development of the company.
Expansion was steady and in the early 1970’s, sons Hughie and Gerald joined the company as working partners, thus strengthening the future of the family-owned and operated business. E.T. & I Stalker became Stalkers Transport as more Scanias were added to the fleet.
Relocation to Brampton 1985
Further growth in operations led to the relocation of the business to its present site at Townfoot Industrial Estate in Brampton, Cumbria. This prime site, much smaller then at just 6 acres, is an ideal Northern Gateway servicing all major road networks from the South into Cumbria, Scotland and the North East of England.
Following further development in the 1980s, Stalkers Transport became a limited company – Stalkers Transport Services Limited – continuing to be family-owned and run as Hughie Stalker took over as Managing Director.
The company purchased a further 14 acres of adjacent agricultural land during 2001. Much of this has now been developed to further expand and improve the site. Hughie Stalker was joined by his children, Karen and David Stalker, in running what is now a genuine 3rd generation family business, maintaining good old-fashioned family values, emphasising strongly on plain old hard work, but delivering these ethics alongside a continuously reliable service to their highly regarded customers by state of the art methods, employing almost 100 staff and operating 60 vehicles of various sizes on a 24/7 basis. Sadly, Rene passed away in 2004, Edward in 2011 and more latterly, the family lost Hughie in 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Stalkers Transport continues to thrive as one of the North West’s successful transport businesses.
Edward & Hughie Stalker
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Frequently Asked Questions
No part loads & groupage are a large part of our business.
We can carry loads from 1000kg to 29000kg
No, we don’t carry anything that is classified as hazardous or alive! We are however, a licenced waste carrier.
We cover the whole of the UK mainland.
All vehicles are fitted with hands free telephones and full vehicle telematics and satellite tracking by Big Change Apps. www.bigchangeapps.co.uk
Most of our vehicles are operated under a maintenance contract with Solway Daf, our dealer. This ensures we also have access to quick recovery and repairs by the dealer network should a vehicle breakdown away from the depot, minimising downtime.
We also have our own fully fitted, duel pit onsite workshop with 3 qualified mechanics who take turns at being ‘on call’ so we have 24/7 maintenance cover.
Yes our workshop offers all maintenance facilities to third parties.
Our fleet has an average age of 3 Years.
We have a large jet pressure washer on site and also a tall, mobile brush wash for cleaning our trailers. We offer both of these facilities to customers.
We operate under F.T.A. conditions of carriage.
Yes, we are fully accredited by Quality Guild.
Stalkers Transport Services are audited annually for compliance.
Are you looking for a future with Stalkers Transport Services? We are now recruiting for HGV Mechanic/ Fitter and Trampers - Long Distance C+E Drivers.
Please ring Karen for further details
HGV Mechanic/ Fitter
Full time, Permanent
Workshop HGV (LGV Mechanic/fitter required
Experienced hands on mechanic required to help maintain a fleet of predominantly DAF Trucks and curtain-sided trailers. The successful candidate will be qualified to NVQ level 3 standard or have the relevant experience to be required to undertake all aspects of the vehicle maintenance repair, their duties will be:
- Perform six weekly vehicle and trailer inspections to VOSA standard
- General servicing and pre-planned maintenance
- Defects, running and cosmetic damage rectification
- Customer and third part repairs and services
- Work within agreed budgets and required health and safety standards
- Maintain workshop standards and mentor trainees
- Report directly to the Workshop Manager and Company Directors
The successful candidate will preferably, but not essentially hold a lass 1 HGV license and be flexible. Their salary and benefits package will negotiable depending on skills and experience. We are looking to expand our workshop facilities and services that we offer so are looking for a candidate who can help us achieve our goals and grow our business. This is a permanent, full time position.
Trampers- Long Distance C+E Drivers
Full Time, Permanent
Long distance C+E Drivers
To work Monday to occasionally Saturday morning throughout the UK.
Some of the work involves multi-drop deliveries to DIY store with curtain sided trailers. Drivers will have their own vehicle allocated as some nights out away from base will be required. This is a permanent, full time position with good earning potential.
Hours of work and wages to be discussed. Applicants must have a current Drivers CPC qualification. Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.