IN ADDITION TO TRANSPORTING ITS OWN FLEET OF PLANT, EARTHMOVING AND QUARRY EQUIPMENT, NAIRN-BASED GF JOB LTD PROVIDES A HEAVY HAULAGE SERVICE ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS, ISLANDS AND MAINLAND BRITAIN. ALEX MORTON VISITS THE COMPANY, WHICH REACHES THE PARTS OF SCOTLAND FEW OTHERS CAN REACH.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG ECCLESTON
The complexities and intricacies of UK heavy haulage are ratcheted up a few clicks when operating in the northern half of Scotland. Narrow roads, challenging topography and frequent spells of extreme winter weather, are all part of a day’s work for GF Job Ltd. Founded in 1990 as a civil engineering business by Canadian Gerry Job, the firm’s core activity is now complemented by quarry works, contract crushing, earthworks, plant hire and landscaping. The manned excavator fleet ranges in capacity from three to 50 tonnes with both tracked and wheeled versions used. These are accompanied by high output bulldozers and wheeled loading shovels for earthworks, to operate alongside the firm’s dump trucks. Other more recent developments have seen an expertise established in demolition operations, contaminated land remediation, waste management and recycling.