Whilst based in Billington we purchased the first articulated vehicles in the Ribble Valley area.
These included a pair of 2 Axle Ford D Series with 185 Perkins engines which pulled 2 Nevill rate saver 2 Axle Tipping Trailers.
The Billington yard was the company’s base up until 1970 when the compny out grew the premises.
The company moved to the Station Yard on Parson Lane, Clitheroe. The move also saw the birth of the new company, AJA Smith Transport Limited.
During our time at Station road the fleet expanded to over 30 vehicles. We stayed at the Station Road site until the premises were sold to Booths Supermarkets.
The company moved on to a new level which involved moving to even bigger premises.
The location of the new premises was the disused Salthill Quarry in Clitheroe. The site consisted of 8 acres and is still in use today and provides the company with a firm operating base. The new site proved to be ideally situated for all our customers with it being close to all major road and motorway networks enabling us to provide an outstanding service.
The past 2 decades has seen the company make substantial progress which is due, in part, to our willingness to embrace the latest technological advances in vehicles, fleet management and logistics distribution management.
This has seen us become well known within the industry for efficient, relaible service.
1999 to Present
We have been striving to increase the efficiency of the fleet with over 40 trucks to win over further contracts, with a slow transition away from ERFs keeping it in the same family, we are maintaining a brand new fleet of MAN TGA D20 Common Rail Engines.
Recent contracts have seen us move into scrap and acquire several TASCC contracts. The haulage company now has specialist trailers and permits. Which cater for bulk powder and tautliner work, all kinds of scrap, bulk animal feed and all aggregates and commodities in the tipping field.