The business grew until in 1987 the coal business was sold and the focus was solely on transport. David purchased his first curtain sided vehicle in 1985 as a one off contract to move automotive parts up to the midlands for the likes of Rover, Jaguar and Land Rover. This quickly grew to offering pallet delivery services to local businesses within the Bristol and Bath Area. David Hathaway Transport was the first company in the area to offer a next day pallet service within England and Wales which saw business grow rapidly to over 10 vehicles.
David is still very active within the company and the age of 72 which shows his unrelenting commitment to the business and our stakeholders. He has instilled this passion in his three sons who all work within the Business. Matthew since 1986 straight from school, James since 1990 after his engineering training and and Chris since 1999 when he left University.
Under the stewardship of the Family David Hathaway Transport has continued to expand and flourish to the point where the company has grown to over 60 vehicles, 100 + trailers and over 120 full time staff.
The Company operates in different sectors but has particularly gained and enviable reputation in the packaging and food distribution sector. From humble beginnings David Hathaway Transport has grown with the guiding principle of excellent customer service.