One Hundred Years of Haulage
By John W Henderson
Recommended Retail Price: £35
Available from: www.bookscumbria.com
Road haulage contractor, Hayton Coulthard Transport Ltd of Twynholm, Dumfries and Galloway marks its 100th anniversary in business during 2016. To commemorate this important event, managing director Duncan Coulthard Jnr has commissioned a book that charts the history of the firm through 100 years and five generations of the same family. Well-known Scottish road transport journalist, John W Henderson has written the volume, which contains 277 pages and is printed on high quality paper (page size 210mm x 271mm portrait style.) Profusely illustrated with over 550 colour / black & white images, the hardback work also records the motorsport involvement of four separate Coulthard generations, including former Formula One driver, David Coulthard.
Hayton Coulthard- One Hundred Years of Haulage is a record of a remarkable family and its dedication to drive forward a business through five separate generations, each with a contemporary attitude to progress. From a humble motorcycle and sidecar in 1916, right through to the technically complex 44-tonne articulated combinations of today, the Coulthards have witnessed an extraordinary amount of progress. One thing that has changed little though is the family’s ability to deliver bespoke road transport solutions for a wide variety of customers.
The book is also record of people who thrive on challenges, whilst still retaining a genuine interest and involvement with their employees, clients and suppliers. Certain threads run strongly through this transport tale, which stretches over two separate centuries. Magnificent examples of innovation, commitment and enthusiasm appear at regular intervals, alongside a constant entrepreneurial spirit that refreshes and redirects a business as times change. The local community has always been a high priority throughout the company’s ten decades in existence and the village of Twynholm has always been the location of headquarters and home.
Hayton Coulthard’s business strapline of Delivering Winners does not just apply to its transport aspirations, as talented individuals from four generations of the Coulthard family have also made their mark in separate motorsport disciplines. Few Scottish road haulage companies have to date, celebrated one hundred years in business. Hayton Coulthard Transport has done so in style, through war and peace, good times and bad.
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