Ian Pollock, Chairman of Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd was recently honoured with The Lifetime Achievement Award at Transport News Scottish Rewards Ceremony in Glasgow.
It was 45 years ago that Ian started out in his father’s haulage business in Musselburgh, although of course he had grown up with diesel in his blood.
Beginning at the age of 15 in the fleet workshop, his future was mapped out, and over the following years he went on to drive the trucks, learn about administration, then ending up at the heart of the business in the traffic office.
He was being groomed for the future, and as time went on he became managing director of the most prestigious haulage company in the East of Scotland, with one of the most distinctive liveries that became much sought after by the Corgi model making company.
Ian Pollock, at the age of 60, sits at the helm of Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd, still based in Musselburgh and a major family owned concern.
Over the years the transport industry has seen many changes, and not always for the good. However, it has been Ian Pollock’s steadying hand and leadership that has seen Pollock (Scotrans) remain constant and true to its values of service, reliability and competitiveness in the distribution and logistics business, and he still has plans and aspirations for the future.
As the Pollock family celebrate 70 years in road haulage this year, it was particularly appropriate that Ian Pollock was recognised for the Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.