About Us

Here at DLR Transport we hold over 45 years’ experience within the transport industry. We recognise that our line of work hugely impacts upon the environment, which is why we aim towards achieving the highest possible environmental standards at all times. DLR constantly invests in it’s workforce and its equipment, ensuring staff are fully trained and the equipment used is of the highest standard. 

We hold larger vehicle combinations and utilise effective load planning, which not only reduces the environmental impact but also means less road congestion. Additionally by continually investing in our fleet equipment ensures that the DLR fleet complies with the stringent exhaust emission environmental standards, which significantly cut road pollution and damaging particulate release. 

We have invested in specialist rear steer/urban trailers for Hanson Floors and Precast, delivering greater quantities per delivery. Less vehicles plus greater load quantity equals greener transport. Since 2011 we have been offering an in- house driver training courses including techniques aimed at improving fuel economy, CO2 emissions, improving road safety and reducing vehicle accidents. Our workforce is committed to making each journey more efficient. 

2016

DLR develop their dedicated workshop with the introduction a tachograph calibration centre, along with investment into new maintenance equipment. An additional two rear steer curtainsider trailer are purchased to assist with fleet expansion, and Moffett demand. Finally to celebrate DLR's 45 Year of business, two Scania V8 Griffin spec tractor units were purchased and given there very own 45th Anniversary livery.

2015

Training centre is expanded and becomes an RTITB accredited training centre for Counterbalance and Vehicle Mounted Forklift training providing added quality to DLR’s in-house training. FORS accreditation is upgraded to Silver. The safety requirements in FORS are aligned with CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) and operators accredited to FORS silver level are fully compliant with the CLOCS Standard. Website is upgraded to help showcase continued development and investment within the company.

2014

DLR Transport join FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme). FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions. FORS is a voluntary scheme that helps improve operators’ performance in each of these areas. For vehicle operators, it offers peace of mind that they are meeting their legislative requirements, as well as helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs and win work. “FORS can help DLR Transport to stand out from the crowd and prove to current and prospective customers that we work to standards above the legal minimum” Neil Rogers, DLR Transport Managing Director"

2013

DLR Transport supply FP McCann with a full time Moffett Off-load service for the delivery of FPM’s precast concrete drainage pipes. DLR Transport also supplying standard flat haulage services with standing trailers placed at FP McCann’s Ellistown depot.

2012

Newly designed modern style livery and logo for 2012.

2011

Purpose Built Office and Workshop facilities are completed cementing the Tuxford office as DLR Transports Head Office. DLR Transports website goes live to market its services to a broader audience. Eight new Euro 5 vehicles are brought into the fleet.

2010

Delivery volumes are increased despite the years bad weather - DLR Transport provide services to more customers than ever before. New customers include ASDA.

2009

'Bell & Webster approach DLR Transport to become an appointed haulier'. Simon Foster joins as operations manager to continue with the expansion and diversification of the DLR Transport group. Fleet increased to accommodate new work load.

2008

Due to the economic crisis, delivery volumes drastically drop, D.L Rogers & Sons are appointed as Hanson's sole haulage supplier due to their specialised equipment and level of service. D.L. Rogers & Sons start marketing themselves as the DLR Transport Group and Jo Toone is appointed as Transport Manager.

2007

Two 8 wheel rigid's with Moffetts are acquired to service the new Hanson depot at Tytherington.

2006

Additional office staff required due to increase in workload. Introduction of Euro 5 engine tractor units.

2005

Two fully trained fitters are employed. Introduction of Euro 3 engine tractor units to fleet.

2004

A review of transport operations leads to a greatly increased workload for D.L.Rogers and further investment in both trailer quantity and specialist trailer type. New specialised equipment includes: 36' rear steer trailers, 36' Moffett trailers, 4-way steer Moffetts and Step-frame trailers.

2003

DLR purchase a yard, a bespoke hydraulic barrier grab and a large quantity of traffic barriers from Marshalls which sees the start of DLR's expansion into Concrete Barrier Services. DLR became a preferred supplier for several traffic management/ property security companies – Marshalls, Tarmac Highway Services, Premier Traffic and Pendragon.

2003

DLR purchase a yard and a large quantity of traffic barriers from Marshall's- DLR's expansion into concrete barrier services begins. DLR become a preferred supplier for several traffic management/ property security companies. 'Moffett Mounty Forklift truck is identified as providing efficiency in savings in the delivery of pre- cast flooring'.

2002

Hanson purchases Marshall's Flooring. The introduction of the first Euro 2 engines into the DLR fleet (Friendly Emission Tractor Units).

2000

With building sites getting smaller and rigid vehicles scarcer D.L.Rogers asked by Marshalls Flooring to help with vehicle availability by purchasing specialised articulated vehicles. Trailer types purchased – 36' short trailers which soon proved extremely successful in accessing smaller sites with greater tonnage delivered thereby reducing Marshalls lead times and costs. New customers included A & B Retail Services utilising the moffett for delivering refrigeration units into Tesco and Asda supermarkets.

2000

Trailer types are purchased- 30' and 36' short trailers which are proved to be extremely successful in accessing smaller sites with greater tonnage delivered - resulting in reduced lead times and costs. New customers including Tesco and Asda supermarkets utilise the Moffett for delivering refrigeration units.

1999

David Rogers retires and gives the company to Paul and Neil - D. L. Rogers & Sons Limited is formed.

1997

The success of the Moffett Mounty forklift leads to other specialist equipment being purchased by D. L. Rogers that would help take the Pre-cast Flooring Division forward within the market place. Key focus was given to all service aspects which lead to Marshall Flooring (Hanson 2002) becoming reputedly the best service provider within the market place.

1997

The success of the Moffett Mounty forklift leads to other specialist equipment being purchased and Marshall Flooring (Hanson 2002) is introduced to the company - becoming the best service provider within the market place.

1996

A new walling product is introduced by Marshall's – D. L. Rogers are asked to purchase specialist equipment including it's first Moffett Mounty forklift truck to enable offloading of this product.

1994

'Quality of service starts to become a key point of difference between hauliers'.
D. L. Rogers become the best haulier able to constantly meet exacting service level needs.

1993

D. L. Rogers directly supply a rigid and 2 articulated vehicles to Marshall Mono, Concrete Flooring Manufacturers based at Hoveringham. The start of a long lasting relationship.

1985

Neil Rogers joins the company.

1983

Paul Rogers the eldest of his two sons joins the company.

1971

D. L. Rogers - "the Company" is started by David Lewis Rogers.