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Haulage

James Jones & Sons manages the haulage of approximately 70,000 lorry loads of roundwood, sawnwood and co-products each year, to and from its five sawmill sites in Scotland, to customers throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Our principal haulage activities are:

  • Round timber: James Jones operates its own fleet of 12 timber lorries, in addition to using dedicated contract hauliers, together hauling over 1,000,000 tonnes each year of roundwood timber to the company’s own sawmills and to customers’  boardmills, pulpmills and biomass facilities.  James Jones is a previous winner of the Scottish Environmental Haulier of the Year title and was shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology in the recent Motor Transport Awards and we continue to lead the way in respect of CTI and tyre technology innovations
  • Sawn timber : Sawn timber haulage is contracted to partner hauliers through medium and longer term contract agreements, delivering to customers throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland
  • Co-products : James Jones delivers a range of sawmill co-products through long term contracts,  to customers in Scotland and the North of England. We use several dedicated contractors who offer the specialised haulage capability needed to move these products most efficiently on our behalf

Through all our haulage operations, James Jones seeks to minimise timber miles through a range of cooperative haulage agreements and logistics strategies to reduce the impact on communities, roads and the environment.

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Why choose James Jones?

We are the only UK company able to supply timber as ‘carbon negative’ tonnes through our PAS 2050 carbon assessment.