Robert Walker (Haulage) Ltd

The History of the UK's Largest Fork Truck Transport Company

By Carl Jarman

Established in 1935, Robert Walker never intended to run a haulage business; he initially bought a lorry to carry the produce from his market garden to the local markets, but then he branched out into other types of transport work, including carrying prisoners of war. Later, his forward thinking sons Brian and Eric saw a niche market in the transport of fork lift trucks and decided to try converting an old R.A.F. trailer into an early fork lift truck carrier. Today the company is in the hands of the third and fourth generations of the family and, despite its humble beginnings, it is now the largest fork truck transporter in the UK. This book details the history of the company's success, including anecdotes from people that have worked for or with the company over the years. Including 229 previously unprinted pictures of the four-wheel basic lorries that Robert used in the early days to the latest vehicles operated by this specialist haulier, this book will be of interest to truck drivers and other transport enthusiasts. [Subject: Transportation]

Publication Date: 8/5/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781910456323