Ian Baxter

Ian is the founder of Baxter Freight and one of the most experienced and well known figures in the UK logistics industry. Although freight has always been in his blood, he began his career working as a finance lawyer for Linklaters, one of the world’s largest law firms spending 7 years in their offices in London and Hong Kong. In 1995 Ian was enticed into the family freight business, RH Freight, and soon became managing director as part of a plan to expand the £30m turnover business under the leadership of the next generation. After leading a buyout in 2005, the company became the market leader for freight between the UK and Europe, increasing turnover to £150m generated by 750 staff located in 19 offices. In 2011 Ian led the sale of the company to Kuehne + Nagel. Ian then returned to the industry in 2014, starting Baxter Freight alongside Peter Isler, with Ian becoming Chairman as well as a main investor. The company culture you’ll experience is derived from Ian’s vision to make Baxter Freight a great service provider for its customers, a strong business partner for its suppliers and a great place to work for its employees. Outside of Baxter Freight Ian is an active investor, mentor and public speaker who loves family life, travel and Arsenal FC.

Vehicle Types:

Vans: Short wheel-based, Long wheel-based, Extra- long wheel based

Luton vans: Curtainsider, Box, Tail lift, Flatbed

7.5 Tonnes – 18 Tonnes: Curtainsider, Flatbed Box, Rigids, Tail lift, HIAB, Moffett

Artics (44 Tonnes): Box, Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett, Curtainsider

Rigids: Tail lift, Flatbed, HIAB, Moffett

Specialised Vehicles/Trailers: Sliding Roof, Low Loader, Stepframe, Double Decker, Mega, Beavertail, Extendable Flatbed, Super mega Flatbed, Wafer Deck, Container Self-loading, Skeleton, Racked / Open floor trailer, Tanker, Silo, Swap Body, Jumbo (Wagon & Drag), Walking floor, Coil well, Stanchion, Hanging Garment, Frigo

We have access to an extensive network that offers a wide range of vehicle types. If you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.