Brian aka Blackdog is our mechanic who initially joined us on a self employed basis with his own workshop within the depot. He has looked after the Hampson Haulage Vehicle Fleet since July 2009. He specialises in DAF trucks which is useful for us and we are yet to find anything he is unable to diagnose or rectify. When we need Brian to stay over to keep the expanding fleet on the road we find that the occasional crate of Guinness works wonders.
Victor joined us in July 2018 to assist in the running of our warehouse. He looks after goods in/out making sure that our storage space is utilised efficiently. He also liaises with our customers who store their goods with us making sure the correct products are received or sent out.
PHIL TAYLOR – Class 3 LGV
Phil started in January 2002. Phil loves to be on the road and the longer the distance the happier he is. His allocated vehicle is A11 HHL our small crane which is used for general haulage. Phil spends as much time as he can at Monty’s Sandwich Bar on Doranda Way, which seems a perfectly good place as any to us.
PETE STRAWBRIDGE – Class 2 HGV
Pete joined us in December 2007 after working for a few months as a casual when required. Pete has an ALLMI hiab licence which is utilised on his allocated vehicle HH02 DAF. Despite living in Coventry and unfortunately being a Coventry City fan, Pete can be a useful member of the team.
JOHN GROVES – Class 1 HGV
John joined us in June 2008 to work on general haulage. His allocated vehicle is HH07 DAF which is his pride and joy and kept immaculate; his lorry always gets a lot of attention. He is an experienced hand on the hiab which enables him to unload quickly and easily when required.
SLAV ANGIYU – Class 1 HGV
Slav started in Summer 2010, Slav the impaler has a wicked sense of humour. Originally from Russia but has been an English resident for over 10 years, and speaks better English than most of our Brummies. He drives his allocated vehicle HH07 DAF (the sister vehicle to HH57 DAF) on general haulage.
ADRIAN MILLWARD – Class 3 LGV
Adrian started in June 2013. Adrian has surprised us all by becoming a useful member of the team despite his previous driving experience of open backed transits. His allocated vehicle is GN07 BRV one of our 7.5t flat beds used for general haulage.
MINDA GLODENIS – Class 1 HGV
Minda joined us in February 2014 after we got to know him as a bar manager serving Hobgoblin at the Rose and Crown in Portway. He went home to Lithuania to train and get his Class 1 HGV licence after we saw his hard work ethic we confirmed we would have a vacancy for him if he passed, his allocated vehicle is A2 HHL
CHRIS CHAPMAN – Class 1 HGV
Chris also joined us in November 2014, Chris settled in very quickly and has taken on the responsibility of providing the mess room and tea facilities at our Truck Fest appearances by dragging his caravan along to the events. Chris can be seen driving his allocated vehicle PO15 AVY which is far too big for his small height, on general haulage.
DALBIR THIND – Class 2 HGV
Dalbir joined us in October 2015 and undertook work experience with us while taking his Class 2 licence, his allocated vehicle is HH56 DAF. Dalbir brings along with him an array of experience from carrying out electrical wiring on our fleet to Web/Graphic Design. He is also the designer of this website which he maintains for us.
STEPHEN DUKES – Class 3 LGV
Stephen aka Spike joined us in October 2017 and has proven to be a great member of the team. He can be seen driving his allocated vehicle A17 HHL on general haulage, and is very happy as long as he gets at least one night out and makes it home for bingo once a week.
JASON BIRD – Class 2 HGV
Jason gave up a very lucrative managers job to join us in January 2018 to fulfill his ambition of driving for a living. He has already progressed to Class 2 vehicles and passed his hiab licence. He can be seen driving his allocated vehicle A13 HHL on general haulage and covers the crane vehicles when required.
DAVE ROBERTS – Class 1 HGV
Dave aka Trigger joined us in February 2018 and can be found driving PO15 AVN usually on a contract run delivering to garden centres across the UK. He is far happier when out all week and it also benefits us in the office allowing us to avoid his terrible jokes.
CHRIS RUSSELL – Class 2 HGV
Chris joined us in April 2018 and has passed his crane licence while with us. He can be seen driving his allocated vehicle MX09 BVR on general haulage for anyone requiring lorry mounted crane deliveries.
LEE FANTHOM – Class 2 HGV
Lee is our most recent recruit having joined us in June 2018. Despite not looking old enough to drive yet, his sense of humour has helped him to fit in very well with the team. He can be seen driving A18 HHL on general haulage.
BEN BECKLEY – Class 1 HGV
Ben re joined us in January 2019 having previously worked for us between 2016 and 2018. It is surprising it took him as long as 10months to realise the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. He has been allocated A12 HHL and is usually utilised on general haulage.
MICHAEL PEERLESS – Class 1 HGV
Mike has recently joined Hampson Haulage after looking for a more secure driving position. He has just taken his Class 1 test and passed with flying colours. We will be placing Mike on various contracts that we hold with our customers so he will gain more Articulated driving experience.
PETE WADHAMS – Class 1 HGV
Pete Wadhams joined our Hampson Haulage in February 2010 as a Class 1 driver. He has recently semi-retired and is utilised to cover holidays and busy periods.
If you are looking for a rewarding HGV driving career and think you would fit in to the team please take time to contact us on 0121 500 1450 for more information. We will place you on the waiting list and contact you when a vacancy arises.