When it comes to looking for help with haulage, Scottish Borders basedJames S. Hislop Haulage is the company to trust.  The business operates a variety of vehicles to suit all requirements:

  • 5 tonne – 44 tonne vehicles
  • Curtain-sided trailers
  • Flat trailers – 13.6m to 21m extender trailers (all fitted with timber posts and twist locks)
  • Bulk tipping trailers (all fitted with electric easy sheet, on-board weighing system and loading and reversing cameras)
  • Plant and machinery carriers (STGO CAT2)
  • Truck-mounted forklifts (2 tonne lifting capacity)
  • Hi-Ab vehicle (6 wheeler rigid with plant body and a 31 tonne per metre crane)
  • Caravan transporter (static caravans and lodges)
  • Escort vehicles (for wide loads exceeding 3.5m)
  • Assessment and route planning can be included in the quoted price


Bulk Tippers

Our fleet of bulk tippers are all TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops) registered. This is for the traceability of all loads intent for the food production industry. All of our tipper drivers are also EPIC card holders and registered with MPQL (Mineral Products Qualification Council) for the safe transportation of Minerals and Aggregates.


We can arrange for our vehicles to pull customers’ trailers on a traction only arrangement. This can be on a per mile basis or on a day/weekly hire basis.

Abnormal Loads

We offer all aspects of Abnormal Load Movements from route planning, Police Movement Orders, Escort Vehicles and Transportation.

With our range of specialist trailers, we can carry a large array of abnormal loads; Flat trailers for 13.6m – 21m loads, Step Frame trailers for high and wide loads, Plant/Machinery Carriers with hydraulic ramps and winch for transporting large machinery and plant vehicles.

Wafer Deck trailer with a low deck height of only 0.4m and 2.72m wide by 18.7m long with full remote steering. This is ideal for transporting large items such as Vessels or Tanks.

Escort Vehicle Services

We run a fleet of three Escort Vehicles. We can arrange full route planning, Movement Orders and Escorting Services. All our vehicles are to Highways Agency Standards (ie livery markings, lighting, radios and emergency equipment). All of our drivers are well experienced and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the movement of Abnormal Loads and the UK road network.

Hi-Ab Vehicles

We can offer our customers a Hi-Ab delivery and collection service. Our vehicle is a 26 tonne rigid fitted with a plant body. It has a 31 tonne per metre crane with a reach of 12.6m.
This service is ideal for the movement of Shipping Containers, Portacabins or Plant and Machinery Installations. All our drivers are CPCS (Construction and Plant Competence Scheme) trained.

Truck Mounted Forklift

We have curtain-sided trailers that are fitted with their own Forklift. This is ideal for the loading or unloading of goods where the customer doesn’t have their own forklift on site. All of our drivers are trained to Plant & Equipment Operator Scheme standards.