Eddie Stobart’s road transport division has over 40 years’ experience and in its history has built a client base of many of the UK’s and Europe’s best-known blue chip companies and smaller businesses alike.

With a vast fleet of versatile trucks and trailers, including specifically commissioned equipment and bulk tankers, huge network of locations, seamless links into rail and ports and with drivers trained at our bespoke and unique academy in Cheshire, supported by dedicated customer services, planning, forecasting and account management teams using state-of-the-art computer systems, our famous road transport offering is second to none. 

Dedicated Account Management

Eddie Stobart has a team of account managers, all of whom are extremely well versed in the operations of the company, with knowledge of the markets in which their customers operate. They are supported by excellent communications channels to every other department involved in the transport operation, making them perfectly placed to answer any query a customer may have. 

Network Solution

The concept of our network solution is to maximise load efficiency through smart planning, taking full advantage of our vast network of depots and regional groupage units, carrying high volume loads on specialist equipment. Smart planning allows us to plan complementary loads for different customers across the business units within the same transport cycle, minimising wasted miles, decreasing fuel consumption and reducing labour costs; continuously improving the operation’s efficiency. 

Transport Systems

We employ various systems to support the smooth flow of our transport operation from beginning to end.

GTS: Every load we deliver appears as a job in our bespoke transport system GTS and is tracked from creation to invoicing
ETA tracking: Real-time GPS info is fed to our ETA boards, viewable by the customer via a web portal
Driverline: Connects the driver to customer services and tracks all issues with deliveries and trucks & trailers

Environmentally Responsible Transport

We employ a range of Euro VI, ad blue, gas and dual fuel trucks, all of which reduce our carbon footprint and help to protect the environment. As well as being kinder to the environment, these trucks help us to make MPG efficiencies and therefore reduce costs.

Central Forecasting

Our business units focus on their sector specialisms in order to provide customers with the highest service, but they also work together to increase levels of service during peak times. This is controlled by our central forecasting team, who have an overall view of the operation across all business units and forecast by customer, area, day and volume, always working to increase the drivers’ productivity. 

Unrivalled Customer Services

Our centralised customer service team, based at our head office in Appleton, Cheshire, is manned 24/7 and able to respond quickly to any and all first line enquiries relating to deliveries. Using bespoke and customer-specific systems we have the ability to provide real time updates and share network intelligence to ensure the delivery gets there on time.

Dedicated Planning

Our planning teams, located all over the country, are underpinned by the ESL network of depots and operations; working cohesively to maximise driver performance. Every delivery is planned in our bespoke system ‘GTS’, into which real time information from our global positioning system is fed, providing planners and customer services, and thus our customers, with a full picture of all deliveries at all times. 

Unique Dedicated Training Academy

At our training academy in Cheshire, all new drivers complete a two-day induction and all non-driving staff a one-day induction. The driver induction counts towards their allocation for Driver CPC and the academy provides full CPC training throughout drivers’ careers. We also offer a DSA registered LGV licence acquisition scheme with a guaranteed interview upon successful completion. And for non-drivers the academy provides a range of training courses from first aid and IOSH (health and safety) through to bespoke ‘talent development’ courses.

Accreditation & Memberships

Vehicle Specifications

  • Road Transport

    Retail Boxvan Tail Lift Trailer

  • Retail Boxvan Tail Lift Trailer

    Road Transport
    Special load securing system Ability to carry cages, pallets or parcels.
  • Road Transport

    Mechanical Offload

  • Mechanical Offload

    Road Transport
    Trailer Width 2.5m
    Crane (hook only) Crane (with brick grab attachment)
    1,300kg at 5.4m 1,300kg at 6.1m
    1,912kg at 3.7m 1,912kg at 4.4m
    3,476kg at 1.9m 3,476kg at 2.6m
  • Road Transport

    14.5m ET Extra Length Trailer

  • 14.5m ET Extra Length Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Trailer Height 4.00m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.45m
    Internal Length 14.31m
    Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 28
    Payload 28 tonnes
    Roller Cages 51
  • Road Transport

    15.6m CT Extra Length Trailer

  • 15.6m CT Extra Length Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Trailer Height 4.42m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.82m
    Internal Length 15.41m
    Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 30
    Payload 27 tonnes
    Roller Cages 54
  • Road Transport

    Chilled FST Fridge Trailer

  • Chilled FST Fridge Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.09m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.60m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    Chilled Variable Double Deck Trailer

  • Chilled Variable Double Deck Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.87m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Internal Height - split into two sections by Floating Centre Deck 2.82m
    Double Decked Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 40
    Payload 24 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    Convertible Double Deck Trailer

  • Convertible Double Deck Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.62m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 3.03m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Single Decked Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
    Double Decked Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 52
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    CT Trailer

  • CT Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.42m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.82m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    ET Trailer

  • ET Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.00m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.45m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    European Container

  • European Container

    Remote GPS satellite load monitoring, combined with remote GPS satellite fridge unit control, ensures produce arrives in the UK in the best possible condition.

    Road Transport
    Internal Loading Height 2.56m
    Internal Loading Width 2.44m
    Internal Loading Length 13.28m
    Door Height 2.55m
    Europallet Capacity 33
    ISO Pallet Capacity 26
    Total Payload 24,000 kgs
  • Road Transport

    High Volume Trailer

  • High Volume Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.56m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 3.00m
    Internal Width 2.52m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Total Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    International MT Mega Trailer

  • International MT Mega Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.00m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.77m
    Internal Width 2.52m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 25 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    HT Trailer

  • HT Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.63m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 3.03m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    International ET Trailer

  • International ET Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.00m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.45m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    Type 1 Scania Road Train

  • Type 1 Scania Road Train

    Road Transport
    Overall Unit Specifications
    Overall Height 4.39m
    Overall Length 18.75m
    Prime Mover Aperture Specifications
    Height 3.20m
    Side Width 8.39m
    Trailer Aperture Specifications
    Height 3.20m
    Side Width 7.19m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 60
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    International FT Fridge Trailer

  • International FT Fridge Trailer

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.00m
    Aperture Height (to pelmet) 2.50m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 26
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    IBV Straight Frame Double Deck

  • IBV Straight Frame Double Deck

    Road Transport
    Trailer Specifications
    Overall Height 4.24m
    Internal Height - split into two sections by Floating Centre Deck 2.86m
    Internal Length 13.60m
    Total Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 52
    Payload 28 tonnes
  • Road Transport

    Type 2 Scania Road Train

  • Type 2 Scania Road Train

    Road Transport
    Overall Unit Specifications
    Overall Height 4.07m
    Overall Length 18.75m
    Prime Mover Aperture Specifications
    Height 2.99m
    Side Width 7.79m
    Trailer Aperture Specifications
    Height 2.99m
    Side Width 7.79m
    Maximum Carrying Capacity
    GKN Pallets 56
    Payload 28 tonnes
    Crown Pallets 24 (Large 1300x1120 size)
  • Road Transport

    Fuel Tanker

  • Fuel Tanker

    Road Transport
    Tanker Specifications
    Overall Length 12.24m
    Overall Height 3.31m
    Overall Volume 42.80m3
    Capacity
    Overall Capacity 43,000 L
    Made up of six compartments each of 7,200-7,600 L
  • Road Transport

    Rolfo Ego Dynamique

  • Rolfo Ego Dynamique

    Road Transport
    Overall loaded max trailer length 20.75m
    Overall trailer length 18.75m
    Max loaded height 4m
  • Road Transport

    Kassbohrer Supertrans

  • Kassbohrer Supertrans

    Road Transport
    Overall max loaded trailer length 20.75m
    Overall trailer length 18.75m
    Max loaded height 4m
  • Road Transport

    Flatbed

  • Flatbed

    Road Transport
    Trailer length 13.59m
    Trailer height 1.45m
    Overhang 1m