In 1968 TransPress identified an opportunity to enter the haulage industry and purchased his first heavy goods vehicle, notably a T.K. tipper. With this tipper Edward carried stone from the quarries throughout Cumberland for use in the construction of the new M6 motorway. Edward and his wife Rene ran their new business under the name of E.T. & I Stalker from their home in Heads Nook, a small village close to Carlisle in Cumbria.