From humble beginnings...
Over the past 50 years we have grown to become a national road transport business with a vast team of talented employees and an extensive fleet of modern vehicles. Our head office is in Aberdeen, but we have depots in Dalgety Bay, Grangemouth and Poole.
Today our fleet is regularly involved in trips to Ireland and continental Europe. We operate a daily trunk route linking the North of Scotland to the South of England: a far cry from our humble beginnings, which consisted of one Morris Minor van.
Established by Dave and Jean Moir in 1973, our humble haulage company continues to grow from strength to strength. From the beginning our key point of focus has been to provide great customer service and operational reliability. Like many organisations that grow to become large companies, we started as a modest family business. Family businesses like ours have had to work hard to build a “good name”. In modern business, marketers call that “a brand”. What started as a common sense business, based on family values, has grown into a national company that continues to put the happiness and welfare of its team at the forefront. The values of hard work, dedication and kindness still lie at the heart of our business. We are a flat organisation where everyone is an important part of the team regardless of their job title – part of the Dyce Carriers family.
It’s common amongst businesses that originate in North East Scotland to find humbleness as a key characteristic. This is quite true of the UK road transport industry too. Quiet acknowledgement of a job well done is usually the order of the day. So it can seem a little awkward to declare publicly this sense of family that exists within the company. But it’s important to note that the values and work ethic shown by all those who worked hard to build the company over the years remain important today. It took a lot of effort from many dedicated and capable people to build the company, and the team we have today is doing a fine job continuing the tradition.
Our Values - Then and Now
Now that Dyce Carriers is a substantial business it is important to the family that started it all that the things they believed in remain a driving force for everyone who joins the company and represents the brand. Our values have never changed but we had to learn how to articulate them, so the wider team could adhere to them too.
Safety is our number one priority
Safety of the public, our customers, our people, our equipment, and our shipments are essential in everything we do. We have invested significantly in our commitment to safety and quality through BS5750, ISO9001 and ISO14001 and many other initiatives. Operating and driving vehicles, and particularly Heavy Goods Vehicles, is a highly skilled task that demands the utmost respect – our focus is firmly on the safety of all involved and connected to our operations.
We care about our people and want them to feel and be part of the Dyce Carriers family. We recognise that all of our staff are stake holders in a shared future.
Reliability in road haulage is essential.
We and our customers have to rely on our equipment, our technology, our systems and our people, and we focus daily on delivering reliable solutions.
Everyone plays a role.
We know that each member of the team has a role to play in building a great company and in building a sustainable future for our business and our people.
Ensuring a reliable service.
We apply a constant programme of investment in our equipment, technology, and processes to ensure a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly service that builds a successful future for our team and their families.