Commited to providing reliable and efficient haulage for Norfolks agriculture

A.J Shorten Ltd based in Catfield Norfolk, we are a family haulage firm with strong local roots and a reputation for reliable and efficient transport of agricultural and general goods.

A.J Shorten Ltd
 Tel: 01692 670267 (General Enquiries)
Ludham Road
 Tel: 01692 671790 (Accounts)
 Fax: 01692 670449
Gt.Yarmouth Tel: 07979 746667 (James Shorten)
 Tel: 07825 165545 (Dale Johnson)
NR29 5PY Email:

We have a fleet of trucks and trailers including:

  • Bulk Tippers (TASCC & FIAS registered)
  • Potato Bulkers
  • Liquid Tankers
  • Tautliners

Our fleet allows us to provide a wide variety of haulage to our customers.


Norfolk produces more than 30% of the national sugar crop each year and we at A.J Shorten have invested in modern machinery which enables us to clean, load and transport the beet crop from the harvester to the sugar production plant at Cantley.

We have different methods of cleaning/loading beet using either:

  • Roper Euro Maus mk3
  • CTM 9003 XL Remote Control Cleaner Loader and JCB 434S Loading Shovel
  • CTM 9001 Cleaner Loader and JCB 414 Loading Shovel

With this machinery we can offer growers a choice of how and where their beet is handled.

Click here to view some video of our beet loading services.