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Our History

Our History

The story behind 43 years.

The story started in 1978 when Jon decided to go into transport and purchased a second hand van, a long wheel base transit which already had the name Cross Country Carriers emblazoned on the side.

The previous owner had decided that the early starts and long hours involved in the transport industry wasn’t for him and had ceased trading.

The early days saw Jon travelling the length & breadth of the UK. Van Melle Confectionary was an important customer at that time and their business helped set Jon on the way.

As the company progressed, the need for larger vehicles became ever more important, Jon took his HGV test and acquired his first proper truck. In those days the company was based at Stennetts property in Ingham.

The company has continued grow to the point that in 2009 Cross Country was approached by a pallet network who were looking to improve their coverage in Suffolk & East Anglia. It quickly became clear that the service & network coverage was far superior, so the decision to join the network was made & our depot has never stopped being part of a network since.

Over the years Cross Country has changed beyond all recognition, as the fleet has increased, So has the infrastructure here at Saxham.

Eight years ago the company established it’s first contract services with the supply of dedicated trucks to Howarth Timber Engineering.