One of the leading road haulage companies operating throughout Scotland and the isles, JBT Distribution is a logistics partner you can rely upon, and is renowned for saving customers time, frustration and money.

Indeed, when you work alongside this particular company, satisfaction is always delivered.

First opening its doors for business in 1993, initially as Jim Brackenridge Transport, JBT specialises in transporting goods around Scotland, although it can also arrange deliveries south of the border. Moreover, as a member of Palletforce and with a fleet of around 80 modern and well-maintained vehicles and 150 trailers, the company can deliver just about any product, anywhere; so no matter what the challenge, JBT has the solution.

For although JBT doesn’t have any bases in England or Wales, its membership of Palletforce – a network of approximately 70 similar transport companies that are experts in their own geographical area – allows it to offer next day delivery to locations as diverse as Plymouth, Norwich, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff.

JBT, through its many contacts outside of Scotland, is also proud of the part it plays in promoting Scottish goods. It has been a sponsor of the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards for the last five years, with the company feeling it is important to support local businesses.

JBT utilises a broad portfolio of measures to ensure that it provides an efficient and cost-effective service, with one of its main focuses being to minimise fuel. It achieves this in a number of ways, including driver training, the choice of tyres and how the vehicles are maintained. The company offers a shared user service too, working with customers to consolidate their deliveries into fewer vehicles. If two customers, for instance, have deliveries going to the same town or city, it makes sense to bring them together and thereby reduce road miles. This not only allows JBT to pass on cost savings to its customers, it also means that it reduces its carbon footprint.

With five depots strategically located around the country, in Orkney, Shetland, Inverness, Aberdeen and Bathgate, JBT is local to wherever the customer is based. Michael Beveridge, a co-director at JBT, explains: “Because we have everything from 44 ton articulated lorries right down to Transit vans, we can deliver loads of any size. We are as equipped for large consignments as we are for home deliveries. Our refrigerated vehicles enable us to specialise in temperature sensitive products such as frozen, chilled and ambient foodstuffs for companies like Tesco, Boots and the Co-op. We are a one-stop-shop really.”

For further information on JBT Distribution, and to discover how it can help to give your business a competitive advantage, telephone 01667 462999. Alternatively, visit


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