W.J.Jenkins & Sons was established by William Jenkins in the early 1900's. He started by transporting coal from South Wales, via the canal systems, to Ocker Hill Power Station in Tipton.
He then moved into transporting steel from the West Midlands to various locations nationwide. His son, William Joseph Jenkins, continued the business which was eventually passed down to his five sons: Des, Derek, Ian, Mick and Brian.
Today the company remains in the Jenkins family, run by Brian's son, Nigel Jenkins. It remains one of the longest established companies still operating in the Black Country.