Our Services

Store Support / Traction Service 

Along with our standard vehicle and trailer haulage service we offer a traction-only service, giving a personal service supporting the major supermarket retailers in peak periods through the year. We offer a 24 / 7 solution covering a wide range of tailor-made start times to meet and execute the demand forecast. All vehicles are proudly resplendent in our distinctive livery,  with fully uniformed drivers and the latest tracking and DVS camera systems helping to support the service we always deliver

RoRO Trailer Services

We operate from both Purfleet CdMR Port, and P&O Ferries POTIL2 Tilbury Terminal offering a daily traction service to any destination. All our drivers are fully equipped with the necessary equipment to move the trailers and are highly-skilled with years of experience of the terminal site rules, and a true understanding of this type of work and the procedures involved. Spot hire and single trailer movements are welcome and we have the ability and support over the fleet to cover local and long distance work, with single or multiple vehicles to support your needs.

Night Trunking (FedEx)

We operate and undertake nightly trunks for large blue chip companies with dedicated drivers and vehicles


Being perfectly positioned In Barking Essex, we find our location allows us to offer container devanning from  CDMR Container Terminal, Purfleet,  DP World, London Gateway, Tilbury, and Seaforth Ports,  and Tilbury2.  We offer shunt services into our Barking Depot, for onward delivery via our devanning department on our own fleet of  modern curtain sided trailers.

We offer a total transport solution which involves collecting imported containers from terminal that have arrived from Europe and far oversees,  then shunting these to our depot in Barking, carrying out the devanning and transfer before onward delivery in our liveried curtain sided trailers to any location in the UK and Scotland.

Our palletised de-vanning services are offered at competitive prices that include a service that operates on the success of delivering excellence at all times 

For you devanning needs and requirements please contact traffic@coltons.co.uk

Total Transport Solutions Under One Roof…. #teamcoltons

Vehicle Maintenance Unit (VMU)

Colton Commercials Barking is the home of our VMU, equipped with our own high trained technicians. Our highly skilled VMU ensures that the fleet is maintained, serviced and kept on the road so we are able to undertake and complete all work as scheduled, with little or no downtime.  Our two bay workshops, featuring a working pit, and  the latest diagnostic equipment is where we undertake all our routine maintenance, repair operational defects, and conduct MOT Preparations.  Our VMU is staffed by fully trained technicians who are up-to-date with current training programmes and who undertake the required refresher courses, always giving them the leading edge on changes within our business and our fleet of Volvo artics

On Site Truck & Trailer Wash

Our on site truck wash & MOT bay is paramount to our image and the distinctive presence we take pride of on the road.  

The Directors, management, and our team of drivers all share the passion of making the Coltons brand one to be known, and proud of displaying whilst on the road, taking pride and embracing image as being a large part of our continued success within our operating areas.

Fair & Exhibition Logistics

At Coltons we believe that a major factor in any successful exhibition is the efficient logistics that, made simple, delivers in and on time at both the put-in and break-down so provides excellence of service.  We believe that ensuring tailored & dynamic transport flows to the UK’s leading exhibition centres makes us an integral part of the logistics needed behind the scenes to make this the normal reality for our customers.

Our location give us a quick and fast response to short and immediate lead time requests for London Excel, Olympia London, and the Business Design Centre, Islington, along with the ability to support and fulfil any request from NEC Birmingham,  Event City Manchester, SEC Centre, Glasgow, and many more sites throughout the UK

 Our highly trained and experienced Show Team allows us to take each and every client, however big or small, to the exhibition on time, every time, giving our customer base the flexibility, professional support, and the logistics team to take on any job however big or small

 Being only minutes away from London Excel we can offer storage & stand trailer operations, along with onsite shunt services moving goods around halls, making the event logistics simple.

 We work and partner with various exhibition companies, and are proud to demonstrate our part in the repeatedly successful shows we have been a part of year on year returning with the same highly skilled drivers and exhibition team we retain to date to maintain that success for the exhibitors and ourselves.

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