The Transporter 24/7 Ltd

While growing up in Bulgaria, Dimitar Yovkov developed a real passion for transport and began life in the industry in 2006 working with temperature controlled loads, pulling reefers between the UK and Spain. With grand ambitions to run his own transport business, Dimitar moved to the UK to obtain his operator's licence and set up The Transporter 24/7 Ltd. Less than a year later and with the helpof Secondhandtrucks and Maritime, Dimitar now runs two trucks and employs three drivers.

I love transport, it is my main passion and has been my aim for many years to run my own trucks. Before I could start, I saved up for a while so I could afford my first unit and applied for my operators licence as well. During this time, I looked at a lot of dealers throughout the UK to buy my first truck, which included Secondhandtrucks. I first met Matt Heath in spring of 2013 and spoke to him about my plans to set up my own business. I really liked what I saw from their trucks at the Tilbury office, I could tell they are well maintained. I also found out that I could run the truck with Maritime too and he put me in contact with Tom Cole who manages subcontractors at Maritime.

By October 2013 I had my licence and bought my first truck from Matt, a '60 plate Mercedes-Benz Actros which I was very pleased with. Two days after my truck arrived I started doing distribution work for Maritime from their Northampton depot. Whilst I was driving, I recruited another driver who I knew would respect the truck, so Tom arranged for me to work the truck 24/7.

Six months later, I bought my second truck from Matt. This time it was a Volvo FH13 Globetrotter. I have to say that both trucks are exactly what I had hoped for. They are very well maintained so I know I can use them for a long time.

Matt and Tom are very professional guys, both look after me very well. Matt knows what he's talking about when it comes to the trucks and delivers what he says he will. Tom is very helpful, answering any questions I have about the work I do with Maritime and has set me up with work that suits my company. I highly recommend Secondhandtrucks to buy your trucks from and Maritime to work your trucks with. You want to do business, do it with Tom and Matt.

"Both trucks are exactly what I had hoped for. They are very well maintained so I know I can use them for a long time...."