JMA Transport was founded by Jonathan Allsop in 1998. Starting with a single truck, the company rapidly expanded and Christopher Allsop and Arnold Allsop joined the company as directors. The company now employs 25 staff and runs 12 vehicles operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Jonathan and Christopher remain active as managing directors of the company, and still like to get behind the wheel from time to time!
One thing JMA is famed for is its excellent relationship with all its clients, big or small. Testament to this is the fact that JMA continues to work successfully with many of the original clients it first served when the company began trading. Some of these companies have expanded at a similar rate to JMA, meaning that JMA has literally grown together with some of the businesses it serves. Although JMA now works with several large blue chip companies, it is proud to continue to offer the same personal care and attention to all its clients, regardless of size.
JMA Transport is based in Kearsley, Bolton and has a satellite depot at Swinton, Manchester, and could not be in a better position for transport links and access to the UK’s major motorway routes. After expanding and outgrowing the Kearsley site, JMA continues to work on two well equipped sites. The spacious yard at Swinton allows the team to load and unload securely and quickly when moving freight from one wagon to another, and the Bolton site has fully equipped workshops ensuring all vehicles are in tip-top condition. The staffed offices on both sites keep the whole operation running smoothly. All this adds up to JMA Transport being one of the best organized and most efficient general haulage companies in the region. JMA’s motto is “Excellence in Motion” which reflects the immense pride that all its staff take in providing a fast and seamless service.
JMA Transport operates a range of modern Mercedes and Renault vehicles. These include a good sized fleet of tractors along with curtain side and flat trailers as well as a number of 7.5 tonne vehicles and a sprinter for urgent deliveries The JMA Team take immense pride in these vehicles and carry out their own service and repairs in the company’s own fully equipped workshop. Contracts are in place with main dealers meaning the fleet is always updated to the latest Euro 6 standard, with full in-cab communications and satellite tracking. Along with a company policy in place requiring drivers to keep their vehicles clean and tidy, this ensures all trucks are always in pristine condition.
All of JMA’s drivers are trained in Driver CPC, Fork Lift Operation and are HGV and Forklift licensed. JMA’s directors have a mass of experience, being qualified HGV drivers themselves and having started their careers by working for other prestigious transport firms pre-1998. JMA Transport is FORS accredited (meaning they are inspected every 12 months to ensure they maintain a very high standard of operation) and is a member of the Freight Transport Association.