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Stears Haulage was founded in 1971 and is a Kent based transport company. It is today run by managing director, John Lister. Our key strengths are our reliability and finding flexible solutions to meet our customer's needs.

We currently operate throughout the UK, France, and Benelux regions of Europe. Our experienced team of professional drivers and conscientious office staff are here to help you.

Latest News

August 2023

Job Opportunity - Senior Transport Officer
: £33-36k dependant on experience
: Discovery Park, Sandwich, CT13 9ND
If interested please email Managing Director John Lister

May 2023 - Dangerous Goods - Stears Haulage is now able to transport hazardous goods due to the ADR training completed by its drivers and the adaptations made to our vehicles. Classes able to carry are 2 - 6, 8 & 9.

March 2023 - Owner Driver/Traction Opportunities - Stears Haulage is now looking for new reliable hauliers to join our business. Weekly earnings are approximately £3000 and mileage of 1500 - 1700. If interested, please call the office on 01304 204101. *Full information*

December 2022 - Driver Training - FORS safety e-learning, Smart Driving, non-safety e-learning, Truck Smart & LoCITY Time to Clean Up, and drivers CPC Fuel Efficient Driving. Furthermore, all new drivers will undertake all FORS training required within the first 3 months of employment and have a full one-day induction on H&S and all company procedures.


General Haulage

Our fleet of 80 flat bed trailers are ideally suited to carry a variety of goods. The standard measurements of our trailers are 13.6m in length, 2.5m in width and 1.4 metres in height. However we are also experienced in delivering abnormal loads (please see other section of website).

We are able to carry a payload of up to 28,000kg or 28 tonnes. Furthermore we operate a number of pin trailers and all trailers are equipped with a full set of sheets to ensure load can be weather-proofed to protect sensitive material such as chipboard or plyboard.

Some of the more common materials we deliver on a regular basis can be found here


Shipping Routes

Our location in Kent is ideally suited for our operation as we import goods from Belgium, Holland and Northern France via the shipping routes of Zeebrugge/Rotterdam into Purfleet/Tilbury docks for deliveries to the South of England, Wales and the Midlands.

For deliveries to the North of England and Scotland we utilise the ports of Hull, Immingham and Teesport to enable us to continue to provide competitive quotes.

We have established a strong partnership with Lister International, our sister company who have operations based in Dover and Hull to compliment our business.

Our operating centre in the South East puts us on the doorstep for deliveries into and around London and our FORS Silver accreditation ensures we are fully compliant.

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