Steve Bowers and Paul Corbett, formerly of JMP Consultants, have set up their own firm, CBO Transport, based in Manchester.
The pair said they have started strongly with CBO Transport, particularly busy on residential and food retail applications in Cheshire and Merseyside.
Corbett was regional director of JMP and Bowers associate director. They said working in a smaller niche practice allows them to "deliver a more efficient and cost effective service".
CBO is also working with Horwich Vision, a joint venture of developers Bluemantle and Orbit, on a scheme to regenerate Horwich Loco works in Bolton. The project has been adopted in Bolton's core strategy and will include about 1,600 homes and 37 acres of employment development.