Willmotts Transport Ltd was founded in 1918 by George Willmott at the end of the First World War, with its base in Wells, Somerset. Willmotts’ fleet started with an ex RAF Leyland. In 1936 they bought their first AEC vehicle, which set a precedent for the future, with further purchases being AEC. Originally the core work was moving cheese, paper, and drink, and servicing the local agricultural industry. In the 1980s Willmotts changed to a fleet of predominantly DAFs, operating 80 trucks and 150 trailers at their peak; when they moved to their existing home in Waterlip, near Shepton Mallet and proceeded to build workshops and two 20,000 square ft ambient warehouses on the site. Willmotts has grown to be a renowned independent haulier with its roots firmly based in the Mendips in Somerset.

DB Haulage was established in 1992 near Wells, Somerset as a one-man operation after he purchased a DAF 18 ton rigid vehicle. He began working as a sub-contractor for established haulage companies in the South West. By 1997, the company had increased its fleet size to 7 vehicles and incorporated to become DJB Haulage Ltd with its depot and yard in Radstock near Bath. 2010 also saw DJB Haulage Ltd set up a container division in Marchwood Industrial Estate, Southampton, passing all non container work to Willmotts Transport. In 2017 DJB Haulage was sold to the Uniserve Group.

We have a team of highly motivated and skilled people who between them have many years of experience in the industry.

Over the last few years we have invested heavily in the company –

  • Euro 5 and 6 engines to improve our emissions and carbon foot print
  • Trailers with tail lifts to maximise load space
  • Warehousing and BRC accreditation
  • ISO9001
  • Bespoke IT system for transport and warehousing
  • Staff training
  • Soil Association

With nearly 100 years first-hand experience in the transport industry, we are a broad based team of highly skilled and extremely enthusiastic staff. Our objective is to understand the logistic requirements of our customers, then create and apply the relevant service to suit. We aim to offer a comprehensive service throughout the UK and Mainland Europe from our site at Waterlip near Shepton Mallet.