It has been announced today that Elddis have been shortlisted for the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year 2017, the most prestigious award in our industry. This is great recognition of the efforts by all of the staff at Elddis. The winner is announced on 6th July in London.



Our first new DAF trucks in 25 years joined the fleet this week. The 3 DAF CF 18tonne rigids are all fitted with 16 pallet bodies, air suspension, tuck away tail lifts, surround camera system, truck sat nav and the latest telematics. One of these high spec vehicles will be based at each of our three distribution hubs in Consett, Heywood and Worksop.Elddis DAF Rigids Aug 2016-16


Massive congratulations to Elddis driver Andy Mitchell who this month was awarded the North East Truck Driver of the Year by the North East Freight Partnership.

Andy is Elddis’s longest serving driver having joined the company in 1971 within its first month of operation. He has remained with the business continuously since that time. Well-deserved recognition for almost 45 years of loyal service.


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The First High Cube Network Liveried Vehicle has joined the Elddis Fleet. With the distinct registration H16UBE the Black 2545 Euro 6 Mercedes Actros looks very impressive.










Monday 29th June one of our newest drivers; Graham Charlesworth spoke to an audience of MP’s, Lord’s, Senior Army Personnel and Major Employers in the Houses of Parliament on his journey from full time soldier to HGV driver and member of the Reservists.

Elddis saw potential in Graham, but he did not have the required Drivers CPC and had only driven drawbar vehicles in his time in the army. Through the Elddis team and SABRE (Support for British Reservists and Employers),  we put together a bespoke program that got Graham the required qualifications and also provided him with a mentor within Elddis. He spent 2 weeks working alongside his mentor, also ex-forces, who helped him make the transition to General Haulage.

The project with Graham was seen by the Reservists as an example of best practise, which is the reason for Graham’s invite to London. Helen Nixon, Elddis HR Manager helped put together the plan and accompanied him to London, and even managed to get to watch Prime Ministers Question Time from the Gallery.

Well done Graham, you did Elddis proud. Hopefully now the project has proved successful, there will be many more Graham’s joining Team Elddis.


The commitment to service by the Elddis team has again been rewarded. This time at the Procter and Gamble Haulier Conference when the long-term Elddis customer awarded us the Best Service Award. It is nice to receive such great recognition from one of our great customers

Chronicle Champion Business Award

Another great award to crown off a great year for Elddis. The company took the Chronicle Community Champions Business Award for 2014 in recognition of our commitment to the local community and local charities.






Another great night for Elddis Transport winning the North East Business Awards 2014 Company of the Year for Durham and Wearside. Further recognition of all of the great work by all of the Elddis team.

Elddis were chosen as the Choice of Champions in the latest edition of the North East Chamber of Commerce Contact Magazine as a result of our recent award successes.



After our success in the North East Business Awards, Elddis have now been shortlisted for two National Environmental Awards. The first is Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Environmental Improvement Award which will be announced on 24th October at the London Lancaster Hotel. The second award is National Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Award, which is announced at the end of November. Some great recognition for all of the efforts by the Elddis team