David Fox Transport


Anyone keen on puzzles may like to ponder the following - what have Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon), the pop band Genesis, and a model of a football stadium in common?

Answer - they have all been taken to their destinations by David Fox Transport.

The company was founded by David William Fox in 1969 when he was 18. He was fortunate to be able to call on the advice of his father, Alexander Ballantyne Fox who had his own personal experience of the haulage industry, having worked for R Rankin & Son and Cleveland Tankers.

In the early days, David Fox worked alone, operating a van hire business and undertaking emergency express deliveries.

Close family involvement is one of the features of the company, and today David Fox Transport is a family run, medium sized road haulage company specialising in the transport of steel, newsprint and chemicals throughout the UK.


Our experienced staff are committed to maintaining the highest standards at all times, implementing quality control and compliance in every aspect of the companys operation. This is demonstrated by our long standing accreditation of our business management system to BS EN ISO 9001:2015. Furthermore we have held accreditation to SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) for logistics for a number of years.

We are also registered and approved by the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme FIAS.

Driver training is conducted in house, or offsite and is provided by our preferred training partners. Many of our staff are ADR qualified for the supervision and transportation of dangerous goods by road.


1969 Acklam Road Filling station (TEXACO)

IN 1969

1969 Acklam Road Filling station (TEXACO), providing petrol sales / mot and garage repairs. Also a new base for David to expand his growing car / van and minibus hire business.

At the time customers included ICI / Laing Construction / Smiths Dock Ship repairs / Shell Refinery Teesport & many others!

1974 celebrating Middlesbrough Football Clubs promotion to the First Division

IN 1974

1974 celebrating Middlesbrough Football Clubs promotion to the First Division, under the management of Jack Charlton.


IN 1979

Executive Travel. Winner of the British National " Coach Of The Year" held in Brighton. European International Autobus Championship award winner held in Spa, Liege, Belgium.

Ayresome Park

IN 1981

Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town and David Shearer scoring a diving header at the Clive Road End. Supporting the club with advertising in the background.

DAF 2500 & 2800 tractor units operating at 38,000 GVW.

IN 1986

DAF 2500 & 2800 tractor units operating at 38,000 GVW. 

Mainly transporting steel plate / coil & sections for British Steel; Newsprint & Forest Products from our Hartlepool operation and palletised products for ICI Wilton.

David receiving the keys from Bill Beadnell

IN 1995

David receiving the keys from Bill Beadnell, ( Ivevo North East Truck & Van) to four new Iveco Eurotech tractor units.

James, Richard, David & David jnr. Linda & Alison.

IN 2010

James, Richard, David & David jnr. Linda & Alison.

John Boyle Road


We started to occupy the new site at John Boyle Road, which would provide trailer parker for next few years.


IN JUNE 2018

In June 2018 construction started on the new depot, soon to become the new home of David Fox Transport



Driver Brian Thompson being presented with his new truck for 40 years service to the company

1978 to 2018 and still going.



Winter 2018, things moving along.



October 21st 2019 we moved in to Ballantyne House, the new home of David Fox Transport.


FEB 2020

February 2020,The  Fox Fitness Centre is finally ready to be used by all the staff.