The Go Direct story began in 2000 when it began trading as a specialist driver recruitment agency. After successfully trading for 12 years and earning an enviable reputation within the industry, the opportunity arose to diversify into haulage.
The move into haulage was an immediate success.
Initially providing two articulated vehicles on a sub-contract basis, via DHL into a large blue chip client. After just 12 months an invitation was received from the end user to tender for the contract, Go Direct successfully won the contract and has since extended upon that achievement!
At this juncture after recognizing the lack of quality training available coupled with the severe shortage of young drivers choosing to the path to becoming a qualified HGV driver, the decision to enter the training sector was made. This necessitated a move to larger premises. A double unit with a yard was acquired in Cannock and this became and remains the head office to the Go Direct Group encompassing Recruitment, Transport and the new Training Division.
Due to the amazing successes and unprecedented growth of Transport Division the even ample facilities at the Cannock head office site were soon out grown.
This led to several temporary operating centres being utilised until the present site in Essington Wolverhampton was obtained. The purpose made 2 acre site, ideally located less than a mile from junction 11 of the M6, was formally occupied by APC and is adjacent to their former National Sortation Centre.
The premises in Hawks Green Cannock has been retained and as the location for the Recruitment, Accounts, Sales and Training Divisions. From here Go Direct continues to offer its recruitment services and via its RTITB accredited facility, unbeatable standards of training.
From its 2 sites Go Direct now offers a diverse range of services to industry.
It offers a first class recruitment service for professional drivers.
A transport and distribution service boasting a growing fleet of modern vehicles ranging from 1.5t to 44t.
In addition, a premium training service offering a wide range of both classroom and vocational courses.
With expansion at the forefront of its plans the range of services on offer are continually improving. Go Direct were pleased to announce the addition of container self- storage in Cannock, with a range of sizes available for immediate hire, alongside the existing warehouse and yard storage available at its Wolverhampton site.
Meanwhile, in 2016 Go Direct Training opened its own HGV test centre, complete with full size reversing pad, at its Wolverhampton site early in the New Year. Thus allowing an unparalleled service to clients wishing to gain or upgrade the licence entitlement of their workforce.
Fast forward to 2017 and Go Direct Transport thought it was fair to reward two long serving drivers with brand new, state of the art MAN’s as you can see pictured above.
For a prompt professional and friendly service contact the Go Direct team now.
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