James S Hislop operates from two sites in the Scottish Borders with one depot in Kelso and the other in Swinton near Duns offering a variety of services including Transport, Storage and Commercial Vehicle Servicing and Repairs.  Our family run business offers all manner of transport solutions to our customers throughout the UK and Europe.

We pride ourselves on our fleet of over twenty high profile vehicles which operate on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis.  To ensure we can keep a track of our customers’ goods whilst being transported, all vehicles are tracked on a live tracking system which helps us to stay in contact with the drivers and ensures we can keep our customers updated.  All our customers are quoted according to their specific requirements – either by tonne, mileage, per hour or on a fixed job price.

Our services cover full loads, part loads and groupage.  We can offer tailor made transport solutions designed to optimise the best way to transport our customers’ goods.  We can even offer our customers vehicles liveried in their own company colours for long term contracts.  With such a varied fleet of vehicles we can offer anything from Bulk Tippers, Flat and Curtain-sided Trailers, Plant and Machinery Carriers, Caravan Transporters, Hi-Ab and Truck Mounted Forklifts all of which range from 7.5 tonnes to 44 tonnes and 65 tonnes STGO Cat 2.

We strive to continually reach the highest of standards, investing heavily in our business through continuous training.  As members of the RHA (Road Haulage Association) all goods are carried under RHA conditions of carriage (a copy of terms and conditions can be supplied on request).  We are SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) registered for the carriage of waste products.  We are also TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops) registered for the bulk movement of goods intent for the food industry.

All of our drivers are fully trained in the field in which they operate and all hold their CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).  All bulk tipper drivers are trained to TASCC standards.  They have also been trained to MPQC (Mineral Products Qualification Council) standard to gain their EPIC card.  Our Hi-Ab drivers are trained to CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) standards.  Our Truck mounted forklift drivers are trained to Plant and Equipment Operator Scheme standards.  All drivers carry the relevant qualification cards with them.


Our Services


With a fleet of over 20 high profile vehicles operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the safe delivery of every load.

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Commerical Vehicle Services

Now offering commercial vehicle repairs and servicing out of our Swinton Garage with a team of fully qualified and experienced engineers.

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General storage both indoors and outdoors. Completely secure warehousing with trans-shipping and decanting services available 24hrs, 7 days a week.

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Jobs are never outsourced, but are always completed by one of James Hislop Haulage’s full time, permanent employees.

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