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Transporting Forest Products

The Heart of the A.W. Jenkinson Group

Thanks to its ever-growing fleet of specialist vehicles, A.W. Jenkinson Transport meets the logistics requirements of the wider A.W. Jenkinson Group by hauling more than four million tonnes of wood products annually.  

Efficient Onward Delivery

The material, which includes virgin wood from forestry and sawmills, as well as waste wood from the construction, packaging and demolition sectors is collected from forestry sites, sawmills and other wood processing facilities throughout the UK and Ireland.  

A.W. Jenkinson Transport then ensures efficient onward delivery of the products to a range of end-users including farms, panelboard and paper mills and biomass power stations. 

Forest Residues and On-site Chipping

On-site processing has revolutionised the forestry industry, and the A.W. Jenkinson Group is at the forefront of this development. Working closely with forestry and land managers, A.W. Jenkinson Transport supports A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products’ fleet of high-capacity mobile chippers and shredders, which provide a broad range of extraction and processing services for forest owners, land agents, highways and local authority parks and gardens. 

Traditionally the ‘brash’ material consisting of branches, tops and other offcuts unsuitable for milling or pulping was left in the forest after the harvesting operation. As the demand for biomass fuel and peat-free growing media has increased, the recovery of harvesting residues has become an important source of additional fibre as well as being the first stage in clearing and preparing the ground for replanting the forest.

Nationwide Logistics Service

Working alongside the fleet of chippers and shredders, A.W. Jenkinson Transport offers a nationwide logistics service, which ensures effective and efficient removal of processed material ‘from anywhere to anywhere’ within the UK and beyond. From small one-off jobs to regular large-scale residue recovery contracts, A.W. Jenkinson Transport meets the operational requirements of its varied client base, maximises revenues for forest owners and ensures safe and efficient delivery solutions to its customers and their end markets. 

Working hand in hand with the wider A.W. Jenkinson Group resources, A.W. Jenkinson Transport is helping the nation achieve its carbon reduction targets. 


In 2020, energy generation from renewables overtook fossil fuels to become the nation’s largest source of electricity for the first time. Second only to wind in the renewable energy league table is the burning of biomass, a sustainable fuel developed from organic materials such as chipped roundwood unsuitable for conversion into other wood products.  

As a result of this rising demand, A.W. Jenkinson Transport continues to expand its timber harvesting support services through significant additional investment in its fleet of specialised units designed for roundwood collection directly from traditional rural estate woodlands and remote upland forest plantation sites. 

A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s round timber haulage activities are completed with as little impact on the natural environment as possible, and to ensure our vehicles ‘tread softly’ in a forestry setting they are fitted with Central Tyre Inflation (CTI) systems. Other measures include always maintaining the correct vehicle configuration for the forest road, which helps to reduce the impact of HGV traffic on unsealed tracks and minor public roads during the timber harvesting phase. CTI works by enabling the driver to remotely adjust tyre pressure on the drive and trailer axles to suit the load and road conditions. From an environmental point of view, this technology also helps reduce fuel consumption and equally importantly improves the comfort of drivers as a result of lower road vibration.  

In addition to skeletal and timber crane trailers being loaded at forest roadsides, A.W. Jenkinson Transport collects imported consignments of certified roundwood from ports around the UK ready for the onward transport to biomass power stations and other wood processors.