Meet our new Transport Planner…

Tell us what your job entails

My role is to track all drivers, ensuring they are where they are meant to be or at least making good time on their way. I liaise with customers for any foreseen issues and talk with our garage staff to account for any trucks or tanks that need to come off the road.

I then plan the drivers work for the following day ensuring customers booking slots are achieved.

What’s the favourite part of your job?

My favourite part is dealing with the different characters you come across, both with drivers and customers new and old.

Have you got any hopes for the future?

I would like to one day become the Transport Manager.

I look forward to retirement, I hope to retire comfortably.

If you won £10,000, what would you spend it on?

I would spend the money on a holiday to Australia.

Meet our new Transport Administrator…

Tell us what your job entails

In my role, I respond customer queries and answer phone calls from drivers allocating their work out for the following day ensuring they have their delivery notes where necessary.

I have been with the company for 7 months now.

My previous roles have been working within the Transport industry.

What’s the favourite part of your job?

I enjoy dealing with and speaking to different people from drivers to customers alike. I enjoy the variety of the job; no 2 days are the same!

Have you got any hopes for the future?

I plan to save up to upgrade my BMW to an M4.

I am happy in my job; I enjoy doing what I do everyday building a good rapport with both customers and new drivers. No 2 days are the same and it keeps me on my toes.

If you won £10,000, what would you spend it on?

I would use the money to travel the world.

A tribute to Greg

It is with deep sadness and a very heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to a much-loved member of the James Lynch family recently.

Our Transport Manager Greg Steele, who had been a huge part of our team for the last 11 years passed away in August after bravely battling a short illness.

Greg was a kind, happy, integral part of our family who we will forever remembered for his wonderful personality, his love of all things Crewe Alex and for being so good at his job.

We were among the mourners at his funeral at Bradwell Crematorium, which more than 200 people attended wearing football kits, Hawaiian shirts and colourful clothes to pay tribute to Greg – in true Greg style.  It was a beautiful service – with some of his favourite songs played including: ‘Blue Moon,’ by the Marcels, ‘All These Things That I’ve Done,’ by the Killers and ‘Shiny, Happy People,’ by REM.

We have never seen a service so packed and would like to thank all of our customers who took the time out to attend – it was very much appreciated.

We know one person was asked by a passer-by if the service was for someone famous because they had never seen so many people there before. That was testament to our Greg.

We wanted to do something special for Greg to show that he will never be forgotten – so we’ve named one of our tractor units after him so that he will always be with us on the road. It was parked near the service so his family could see it as a mark of respect.

Greg – thank you for always making us smile. The world and the James Lynch office won’t be as bright without you in it. Our thoughts continue to be with you, your family and friends.

A Big Thank You

We have a fantastic team here at James Lynch.
That was demonstrated recently by one of our drivers who selflessly acted to protect other road users.
Will Mountford unfortunately witnessed an accident involving a van and car on a main A-road. It saw the car spin and hit the central reservation.
Will was behind the accident, saw it happen and maneuvered his truck to shield the car and its driver from oncoming traffic.
The police saw his dashcam footage and praised him for being such a responsible driver.
We wanted to say a big thank you too to Will for being so responsible, acknowledge his professionalism and say we’re proud of him for putting others before himself and helping to keep other motorists safe.

Meet our new Company Director…

You’d be right if you think he looks familiar.
We’re delighted to announced that Mark Owen, our existing Fleet Manager has been promoted to Company Director.
Mark has worked on the same site with us for 25-years-old since he was just sixteen years old.
Over that time, he has built up a wealth of experience and knows our company as well as our industry inside out. His new role will see Mark overseeing the running of the company on a day-to-day basis.
He said: “I am thrilled to have been promoted to Company Director. We have a fantastic team at James Lynch, and I am proud to be part of it. I’m looking forward to my new role and helping to grow the business further.
In his spare time, Mark likes playing football, watching Port Vale, and going mountain biking.

Vacancy Available for Transport Co-ordinator

Due to our continued expansion, we are recruiting for a full-time Transport Co-ordinator – could it be you?

We’re looking for someone who has transport industry experience, is highly organised and knows how to prioritise. We are more interested in ability and experience rather than qualifications.

The role involves booking in jobs, answering customers enquiries, driver liaison and general traffic office administration.

Working hours are 8am until 5pm with weekend cover as required – with paid overtime.

We offer a competitive salary, 28 days holiday, company pension and on-site parking.

For a full job description, to find out more or to apply please contact 01270 529200, 07764 960305 or email:

Brand new facilities unveiled for Lynch Drivers

Our drivers are now benefitting from brand new facilities – thanks to a new room specifically for them.
We’ve invested thousands on improving drivers’ amenities, so they have their own dedicated space to relax, eat or shower.

Day in the Life Of A Driver

Have you ever wondered what life’s like on the road for our drivers? Well, we thought we’d give you an insight into just that, thanks to our volunteer Mike Bray.

Recruitment Drive

We have vacancies for up to eight HGV drivers. Ideally, they need to have at least two years’ experience but, if not full training will be given in house.

Drivers will need to have their full HGV1 Driver licence as well as their full ADR license (excluding radioactive materials and explosives.)

We offer good rates of pay and terms and conditions. To find out more about working for our family run firm please contact or call 01270 529200.

James Lynch Driver Blog

More needs to be done to make lorry driving a more attractive proposition.

That’s according to our Transport Manager Greg Steele who’s overseeing a driver recruitment push.

You will have seen the huge amount of press coverage around the shortage of HGV drivers and the reasons behind it.

We’ve seen big hitters in the retail world and hospitality industry affected because there haven’t been enough lorry drivers to deliver the goods.

Only a few weeks ago one fast food retailer ran out of milkshakes because its supply chain had been hit – one of the reasons they sighted was the shortage of HGV lorry drivers.

Here at James Lynch, we too have been affected. We’ve lost eight drivers over the last six months and we’re looking to recruit their replacements.

Greg said: “It is difficult, and the driver shortage is real. Brexit has had an impact – as it’s meant there is a smaller pool of drivers available. I do think though more needs to be done to attract drivers into the profession. If you look at the motorway services for examples – the shower facilities really aren’t great, it can be expensive to buy a sandwich and it can be really noisy in the areas set aside for lorry drivers to sleep in. I think improving the infrastructure and making some changes in these areas would make a real difference.

“We need between six and eight drivers to sustain the level of business we can do. As it stands, we’ve already had to change our business model in order to cope. We’ve got to the point where we’ve had to turn work down because we haven’t got the drivers– which is potentially damaging for us. I just hope over the coming months that things change.”

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