Key Account Manager
David Watson Transport Ltd
In this week's CONTAINER FOCUS, we talk to Paul Sleight at David Watson Transport Ltd, one of the trusted haulage companies we use to ensure the safe arrival of our containers. Built on reputation and recommendations, with 5 depots and nearing 100 specialised vehicles, they are one of the largest transport companies in the UK.
What does your company specialise in?
Specialist lorry loader transport services.
What is your job role within the business?
Key account manager / interim depot manager.
How long have you worked there?
How long has the company been trading for?
Over 25 years.
What type of vehicles do you use?
Artics, Rigids, and Wagon and Drags most with lorry loaders fitted at David Watson Transport.
How many vehicles do you have in your fleet?
Have you ever driven a vehicle, if so what type?
I have driven one of our artic lorry loaders, artic flat, rigid lorry loader and wagon and drag with lorry loaders of various makes and sizes,
How long were you a driver and do you ever miss the job?
Having driven for other companies before I have driven lorries for 24 years, on a nice sunny day it would be nice to be driving through a nice scenic area.
Have you ever done anything funny whilst being in control of the vehicle? Or have you had any funny stories from your driver?
I have seen several times a car that’s been modified to look like a Red Bull drinks can.
What is the most difficult delivery you have ever had?
Once I had to deliver several machine parts to a building that required me to push the machine parts through a small hole on the third floor just big enough for the parts to fit through being banked by a site crane banksman as I couldn’t see where I was trying to get the load into.
Would you ever buy a container from us? If so, why
Yes if I ever needed one.
What’s the name of your favourite vehicle?
As far as a lorry make is concerned I prefer Scania.
Any other comments you would like to add?
Working with people at Lion containers is always a pleasure.
Interview Conducted by Jessica Archer at Lion Containers Ltd