About Stalkers

We understand supply chain demands

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.

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24 Hour Hub

A Northern Haulage Gateway

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.

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Accredited

The Quality Guild

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.

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Benefits of Stalkers Transport Services

40+

Years

Over 40 years of experience

24 hr service

24 hr service

365

Days a Year

Access 365 days a year

free quotes

Free
quotes

load size

Flexible load sizes

specialist team

Specialist Team

Our History

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.

original scania
mercedes truck from move to Brampton

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

Meet the Team

karen-stalker-managing-director

Karen Stalker

Managing Director

07788438365

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David Stalker

David Stalker

Operations Director

07887821315

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Deborah Elliott

Deborah Elliott

Financial Director

07770580469

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Martyn Withers

Martyn Withers

Traffic Planner

07770580462

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Pamela Ritson

Pamela Ritson

Traffic Planner

07770580461

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Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Traffic Planner

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Simon Ling

Simon Ling

Nightshift Manager

07770580461

0169773699

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only carry full loads?

No part loads & groupage are a large part of our business.

What weight can you carry?

We can carry loads from 1000kg to 29000kg

Do you carry hazardous goods?

No, we don’t carry anything that is classified as hazardous or alive! We are however, a licenced waste carrier.

What areas do you cover?

We cover the whole of the UK mainland.

Are your vehicles equipped with any form of communication device?

All vehicles are fitted with hands free telephones and full vehicle telematics and satellite tracking by Big Change Apps. www.bigchangeapps.co.uk

How are your vehicles maintained?

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.

Does your workshop undertake retail work?

Yes our workshop offers all maintenance facilities to third parties.

What is the age of your vehicles?

Our fleet has an average age of 3 Years.

How do you keep your fleet clean?

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.

What are your conditions of carriage?

We operate under F.T.A. conditions of carriage.

Do you hold any Quality or Environmental accreditations?

Yes, we are fully accredited by Quality Guild.

Careers

Are you looking for a future with Stalkers Transport Services? Please ring Karen for further details

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Night Trunk Driver

4 shifts per week, Monday-Thursday nights. Straight run down, trailer swap and then back to the yard. Approximately 40 hours per week.

Class 1 (C+E) Tramper

With nights out away from base, working throughout the UK. Own truck supplied. All curtain-sided trailers. Some multi-drop work. Competitive rates of pay with good earning potential.