The vehicle transportation experts



Johnston Car Transport Ltd is a family-run business offering reliable, cost-effective vehicle transfers both ways between the UK and Ireland. With a fleet of state-of-the-art auto carriers, no job is too big or too small for the growing Co. Tyrone-based company which can accommodate a variety of vehicles, including cars, vans, 4x4s and motorcycles.

It has been an exciting couple of years for Johnston Car Transport who have moved to a larger premises and unveiled a new brighter and bolder logo. The company has also trebled its fleet size in the last five years.

“We relocated from Castlederg to Newtownstewart two years ago because we had outgrown our old premises,” says Gordon Johnston, who founded the business in 2006.

“The new, bigger premises caters for all of our storage, distribution and maintenance needs. It’s situated on a 12-acre site, which includes six acres of storage space, and is in a great location on the A5 Ballygawley to Derry / Londonderry Road. We also changed our company logo but have retained our fleet colour of light blue and white. We’ve grown our fleet of trucks from seven to 21 since 2013 and our staff to 30. We have 20 professional and highly-skilled drivers and two mechanics with the remainder of our team being involved in administration and running the fleet. Everyone has an important role to play.”

Johnston Car Transport has scores of satisfied commercial and private customers. The company guarantees to move all vehicles in a secure and careful manner, treating them as their own until they are safely in the customer’s possession.

Whilst in its care, you can be safe in the knowledge that your vehicle(s) are fully insured. Johnston Car Transport carries full Goods In Transit insurance to ensure that vehicles are protected, specialising in the private collection of vehicles and also offering a storage service if required. Health & Safety is a paramount consideration through every stage of the job and every delivery is carried out promptly and to precise customer requirements.

Whether it’s a local or long-haul job, Johnston Car Transport offers a friendly, transparent service at all times, providing complete peace of mind with its in-depth knowledge of the transport industry. Striking the perfect balance between quality and price, the leading vehicle transporter offers a wide range of services, including: auction, bodyshop and port collection and delivery; classic / specialist car transport; fleet services; dealership transfers; imported vehicle collection and delivery; multiple lease collection and delivery; transfer to and from shows; race and rally car transport.

“We provide vehicle transportation services for trade clients and the public,” Gordon says.

“We have a modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicle transport trucks to provide you with affordable prices. Whether you require a single-vehicle transportation service or are looking for multi-car transport solutions, we have you covered. When you choose us as your transport partner, you are assured of a quality service.”

The Newtownstewart-based firm has a wealth of experience in moving classic / sports cars, where excellent attention is necessary in order to ensure safe transport. Indeed, it has gained an enviable reputation across Ireland and the UK for providing safe and efficient classic car transportation services.

Gordon is joined in the business by his brother Brian, who is also a director and is in charge of the workshop. Gordon himself handles the logistics side of things along with Seamus Boyle and Ciaran Rowlston. The fleet of trucks – which are a mixture of Renault, Volvo and Scania – and specialist transport engineering trailers are maintained and repaired to a high standard in-house and by Ryan McCrabbe of McCrabbe Garage Services in Strabane. Each trailer can accommodate 11 vehicles which, in some cases, require 11 different deliveries.

The affable managing director attributes his company’s success to its unrivalled. personal and friendly service, a growing population and a huge demand for quality and affordable second-hand vehicles.

“We’re bringing up to 25 loads into Northern Ireland every week. Northern Ireland and Britain are our busiest markets, but we also have a lot of customers in the South (of Ireland). There’s no doubt that the fall in the value of Sterling since the Brexit vote in 2016 has made it much more attractive for Irish second-hand car buyers to buy in the UK. If anything, Brexit has been good for our business,” he says.

With many years of experience transporting vehicles to and from Ireland and the UK, Johnston Car Transport is the best in the business. Gordon would like to take this opportunity to thank his customers from their continued support and his staff for their hard work, dedication and expertise.

Johnston Car Transport Ltd

88 Strabane Road,



Co. Tyrone BT78 4JZ

Telephone: 028 8166 3131

Email: [email protected]


Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Nov/Dec 2018, Vol 21 No 8