BJS Haulage dedicates new trucks to local heroes

Colin Barnett
December 9, 2020


BJS Haulage, the Wednesbury-based specialist in two-person home deliveries, has dedicated nine of its latest batch of trucks in honour of a group of key healthcare workers who have played important roles during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those featured range from logistics and catering providers to frontline ambulance and intensive care staff throughout its Black Country/West Midlands home area.

You can read the full back stories of the featured key workers at Particularly poignant is the story of John Mallinson, featured on the truck nearest the camera. He responded to the recruitment appeal for NHS support staff at the beginning of the pandemic. He started work as a West Midlands Ambulance Service 111/999 call handler in March. Sadly, in September, he was taken ill and died shortly afterwards. At the age of 31, he left a wife and two step-children.

WMAS head of 111, Rob Till said “Staff were unanimous in wanting to put John’s name forward for this honour. Despite his short time with us he undoubtedly touched the lives of so many people with his caring nature and desire to help. His family live locally so they can look out for his name on the lorry. I think that is a very fitting tribute to someone who came to help the NHS in our hour of need”.

BJS was founded during the 2009 recession and now has 450 staff and a £35 million turnover, and is the preferred home delivery partner for prominent brands such as MADE.COM, Wayfair and Richer Sounds.


About the Author


Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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