Bedworth Haulage was founded in 1970 by a gentleman called Graham Chandley and his wife. There main stay of work was full loads for Courtaulds in Coventry to Spain reloading shoes from Italy for Leicester also they run a weekly groupage service to Ireland operating 15 trucks. In 2006 the current owner Robbie Thacker and his wife Elaine were shopping in Tesco’s in Bedworth when they bumped into Graham and his wife, Robbie had known Graham for a number of years and had actually applied for a job as a driver which was declined. On there meet Graham asked Robbie if he would be interested in purchasing his company as Graham wished to retire.
Robbie main interest was the operators licence for 18 trucks and 30 trailers at the time the fleet consisted of 3 tractor units two M registration Ivecos and one S registration all Turbostars and three Euroliner trailers. The only work they had was LKW Walter taking steel from the Black Country to Northern France.
Once Robbie and Elaine had purchased the company they started looking for work in other areas. One job they secured was for Dairy Crest of which they still do to this day, they then acquired a return load from Portsmouth to Coventry for a large fruit company . This has now developed with the Company’s service levels into Bedworth Haulage being the preferred Haulier distributing throughout the Uk
The Ivecos were sold along with the trailers. New trucks were purchased Scania’s along with some Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers. The company now runs 30 Tractors mainly High Specification Scania’s and Volvos; all of the refrigerated trailers are Gray & Adams.
Since moving to a new site in Bayton Road six years ago, one mile from junction 3 of the M6, Bedworth Haulage Ltd have acquired a heat treatment plant, after the timber company who were the previous occupiers went into receivership. The company now has one of the largest heat treating facilities in the Midlands for Pallets for the food industry and any heat treated timber requirements.
With an impressive customer base, working for most of the major blue chip logistic companies. There is a can do attitude instilled throughout the company and Bedworth’s company ethos is “If you can not look after your old customers there is no point in taking on new ones.”