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Green Dragon Environmental Standard

19/10/2018 03:33 PM



Disability Confident Committed

11/10/2018 03:31 PM



New job for Dale

09/10/2018 09:36 AM

Dale, a former soldier who was injured while serving in Afghanistan, will be starting a new job on Monday 8th October with support from The Poppy Factory.


Dale said: “I am really excited to be starting a new job next week, my first since 2013.

“Growing up, I always loved cars so after school, I went to college to study mechanics. I applied for the Army and ended up serving nine years as a Guardsman/Drummer in the Welsh Guards. But in 2009, I drove over an IED in Afghanistan.

“I had serious head injuries, broke my spine in three places my left leg was amputated. I had rehabilitation for two and a half years at Hedley court and was finally discharged in 2013. It was a very difficult time but the thought of my partner, who is now my wife, and children, kept me going.

"Then I contacted The Poppy Factory and started talking to Natalie, the Employment Consultant for South West Wales. I told her I wanted to work with vehicles, maybe in a driving capacity, but I wasn’t sure if it would be possible with my back.”

“The Poppy Factory secured funding for me to complete my Driver Certificate of Professional Competence from the Army Benevolent Fund. I already held my Class 2 licence but needed to do my Class 1 as it was going to be the most suitable type of driving role for me. Natalie sourced a training provider and worked with Tom Hall from Blesma who provided the funding which I passed with flying colours!

“Within a week of getting my Class 1 licence, Natalie introduced me to Jeff Williams, a Transport Manager at John Raymond Transport Ltd, who she had met at a local jobs fair. We went to visit the company site for a tour and find out more about employment opportunities.

“I was offered a job and am starting on Monday 8th October. I couldn’t be happier.”

Jeff at JRT (part of the Nolan Group), said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have Dale joining us. It is a pleasure to give someone like Dale a chance in life that he thoroughly deserves. With the correct training, Dale will be a massive asset to our company.”

Good luck Dale!

Source: https://www.poppyfactory.org/new-job-for-dale/

Safe Urban Driving Course

19/09/2018 10:07 AM

Nolan Transport & JRT Truck Drivers during training for Safe Urban Driving course that was done at out Bridgend depot in September 2018.


With the ever increasing number of cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists on our roads, it is essential that HGV and PSV drivers understand and are able to operate safely and reduce the risks of driving in today's busy urban environments.

The Safe Urban Driving course focuses on how fleet drivers share our cities' streets safely with the most vulnerable road users. There is a particular emphasis in the course on cyclists and includes a practical 'on-road' cycle training module to give drivers a 'real life' experience of a cyclist's perspective. To find out more about this course you can visit https://safeurbandriving.co.uk/

FORS Gold 2018

10/08/2018 01:00 PM

We are delighted to announce we have kept our FORS Gold accreditation for another year



Nolan Group’s John Raymond Transport honoured for lowering emissions

21/05/2018 08:00 PM


Bridgend, South Wales based John Raymond Transport Limited, part of Wexford’s Nolan Group, was recently honoured with the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) Leadership in Emissions Reduction award 2018 sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres for its work in lowering the emissions from its 135-unit strong vehicle fleet.
The award, previously known as the LCRS Award, is given to the logistics organisation which, in the opinion of a panel of industry expert judges, has made the most significant step in reducing its impact on the environment during the past twelve months.
 “In a field of exceptional entries for this year’s Leadership in Emissions Reduction Award, John Raymond Transport’s system to cut its emissions stood out for its comprehensive approach which covers all areas of the business,” stated Becki Kite, Environmental Policy Manager at FTA.  “By constantly innovating, and exploring new ways of operating, John Raymond Transport has ensured that its emissions levels have been reduced significantly in the past twelve months and has committed to lowering them further moving forwards.”
The John Raymond Transport system employs real-time tracking of freight drivers to enable fleet managers to minimise empty running, and rewards drivers on a point-based system to improve their driving behaviours. Trials of gas-powered LNG and biofuel vehicles have been undertaken in the past year, which have formulated plans for new vehicle acquisition when suitable 6×2 chassis architecture becomes available.
“Minimising the impact of our business on the environment is a key focus for everything we do,” commented Geraint Davies of John Raymond Transport. “We are delighted to be recognised with such a prestigious award for our efforts.  In addition to the driver system, we are committed to using alternative modes including short sea lanes and rail where reasonably practical and will be investigating ways to add alternative, efficient modes of transport into our offer whenever possible in the future.”
 The LERS Award 2018 was presented to Geraint Davies from John Raymond Transport by Ian Davies of Bridgestone Tyres at this year’s FTA Multimodal Awards Dinner, held at the NEC in Birmingham.  Other finalists recognised for their emissions reduction work were Greggs, Sainsbury’s and the John Lewis Partnership.

Source: https://fleet.ie/nolan-groups-john-raymond-transport-honoured-for-lowering-emissions/

Nolan Group acquires John Raymond Transport Limited

07/09/2016 08:00 PM

We are pleased to announce today, the acquisition of John Raymond Transport Limited, a long established UK Based Transport, Warehousing & Distribution Company with operating centres in Bridgend, Cannock and Swindon.
John Raymond Transport Limited, a business having 63 years of experience, will be now be part of the Nolan Group. Together with the Nolan Groups 50 plus years of experience this gives us over a century combined years of experience. This presents new opportunities for both businesses to complement each other and provide customers with other services and opportunities to further grow their businesses with us.
This acquisition will help our organisation to continue its growth within the UK. We welcome John Raymond Transport Limited to the Nolan Group.




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