Tributes roll in for haulage legend Stan Robinson

Commercial Motor
April 10, 2012

Legendary Staffordshire haulage boss Stan Robinson has died aged 70.

Robinson set up the eponymous firm in 1970, which won Haulier of the Year at the 1999 Motor Transport Awards.

In recent years, Robinson developed his own 33.5m longer heavier vehicle, and opened a vehicle testing station at his firm's base in Seighford.
 
Steve Cope, transport director at Stan Robinson (Stafford) says: "He was like a father to us, he put everyone else at the company before himself.

"We will never forget him and he will be very sadly missed." 

Barry Proctor, director of Stoke-on-Trent haulage firm Barry Proctor Services says Robinson was "straight talking, down to earth, and not afraid to call a spade a spade."

He adds: "This is terrible news, I've known Stan for the best part of 50 years when we were drivers delivering corn.

"He wasn't a shirt and tie man, but always liked to get stuck in with his sleeves rolled up."

Andy Boyle, MD at ABE Ledbury, says: "Stan was physically a big man, and big in stature in the haulage industry.

"He punched above his weight and was never scared to take on the big boys in the industry.

"Stan was a great character, everybody in the industry will miss him."

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