Eardley International was established by Graham Eardley in July 1997, operating from his family’s farm near Dalton, Lockerbie. The business began with livestock transport and Graham quickly developed a reputation for providing high quality, reliable transport with a high standard of animal welfare.
In 2000, Foot and Mouth Disease hit the British Isles, devastating the livestock industry in the south-west of Scotland and other parts of the country. This forced a change of business direction. Undeterred, Graham moved into general haulage, gaining considerable experience in European transport as a consequence. Expansion occurred quickly, with contracts being secured for distribution within the UK and abroad.
Using his experience in the livestock industry, Graham began providing refrigerated haulage, specialising in the meat sector and working with leading abattoirs in the country. His reputation in this sector has grown and refrigerated transport is now the core business of Eardley International.
With expansion, the company out-grew the farm and purpose built premises were sought. In October 2003, Graham and the Eardley International team moved to Ecclefechan. Located adjacent to Junction 19, M74, this was the perfect location to further expand the business. A major building expansion plan was started in late 2006 to further develop the premises into a purpose built transport facility.
The truckstop and truckwash opened in 2007 and has grown in reputation. The truckwash is fully manned and open 24 hours during the week and our diner, which provides lovely homemade food, is a haven for weary drivers. In 2014 we expanded again, adding a further two acres of parking space to the site, reducing the congestion that was beginning to appear on site because of our popularity.
We are always working hard to serve the transport sector, whether it’s transporting goods across Europe, or just making you a warm cup of tea and a bacon roll!
Eardley International, Old Burnswark Station, Junction 19 M74, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie DG11 3JD Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1576 300 500 - Fax: +44 (0) 1576 300 555
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