Reliable Nationwide Bulk Haulage Contractors

Ernest Cooper Ltd, a family-run business, transports over 2.5 million tonnes of bulk materials per year. Our depot is conveniently located in South Kirkby, Yorkshire

 Bulk tipping a range of non-hazardous materials

 Commercial vehicle recovery, service & repair 

 The latest TomTom tracking system 

 Artic tippers and eight wheelers 

  Walking floor trailers

  FORS Registered

  Award Winning

"As a family-run business, we never lose sight of what's important. Our 1st Class service puts you first, ensuring your objectives are met, each and every time."   Jason Cooper, Director

Reasons to Contract Ernest Cooper

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Modern Efficient Fleet

  • Bulk tippers, 8 wheelers and Knapen walking floors
  • Expanding fleet to cover the growing recycling trade
  • Sub contractor and trailer hire available
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High Standards

  • Drivers trained to highest industry standards
  • Vehicles are well maintained in our own workshop
  • Second to none, family-run bespoke service since 1919

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  • Depot located in South Kirkby, Yorks; excellent nationwide links
  • Pioneers of the new TomTom  Webfleet tracking system ....more
  • HGV recovery and repair at top spec workshops in South Kirkby

Bulk Haulage

About our fleet, the technology we use, safety standards, the products we handle ...

HGV Workshop

Get your HGV back on the road with our maintenance and repair service  ...

Our History

How we started: the background story with a selection of our vintage vehicle photos  ...


Excellent level of service

Lytag have worked with Ernest Cooper Ltd for over 15 years and have been very impressed at how they have improved, grown and adapted to the ever increasing demands of road haulage.

They have a fantastic fleet of well-maintained and regularly renewed vehicles. All are enhanced by having the latest technology which ensures that their drivers, our loading operators and our customers can always expect safe, clean and on time deliveries.

Ernest Cooper have always put our customers first and have allowed us to offer next and same day delivery nationwide. They perform over 90% of all our haulage requirements (powder products being the only exception) and represent exceptional value for money based on the excellent level of service that they provide.


Extremely happy with the overall service

Ernest Cooper ...operates a fleet of vehicles maintained to the highest standards and are always professional and very reliable. Their flexibility and willingness to meet tight deadlines ensures Aggregate Industries satisfies the needs of our customers.


Consistent, reliable and professional

Reuse Glass, trading as Berryman, is one the UK’s largest glass collection and recycling businesses. The selection of a haulage partner that works with us to deliver exceptional service to our customers is crucial. We've worked with Ernest Cooper Ltd for over 20 years and have recently entered into a long term partnering arrangement for the provision of bulk haulage services, on the strength of their service offering.

As a local, family-run business, Ernest Cooper Ltd ...provides a consistent, reliable and professional service ...they react quickly to customer demands in terms of timescale, product, or destination. Above all we get peace of mind, knowing that they fully understand our customer requirements and proactively deliver solutions, so we don’t have to worry.

Mark Wilson , CEO