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AV Dawson celebrates three-quarter century

[ June 19, 2013   //   ]

Teesside multimodal specialist AV Dawson has created a one-off new livery for one of its trucks to mark its 75th birthday.

The new Scania truck is being driven by Bob King – one of the longest serving employees at the family run firm, which is based at Riverside Park, in Middlesbrough, Teesside.

The company was started by Arthur ‘Vernie’ Dawson with wife Eleanor in 1938, who invested £50 in a horse called Dina, and a cart.

The firm, today run by Vernie’s grandson Gary Dawson, now offers a diverse range of bespoke haulage, shipping, warehouse and rail solutions and has expanded into new sectors, such as offshore energy.

It has also invested £10m in a major infrastructure expansion including the first phase of the £2.5m Tees Riverside Intermodal Park.

Bob King picAnniversary Truck