Recruitment and service key to £1.5m fleet investment

A clear strategy to offer market-leading equipment and infrastructure to current and future drivers at our Lichfield-based operation is the catalyst to our £1.5m investment in a new vehicles.

As part of Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, we have expanded our fleet by 17 new vehicles which includes three 44 tonne artic units and 11, 18 tonne rigid vehicles to handle deliveries across B and WS postcodes and three small delivery vehicles ideal for supporting our growing B2C deliveries.

Garry Curtis, general manager at Palletways Birmingham, said: “Our primary concern is operating a fleet that maximises our ‘up-time’. However, it has become clear in recent years that the industry is facing a recruitment challenge. In order to attract the best drivers, we need to offer market leading equipment and infrastructure and these new vehicles will offer our drivers a well-equipped, comfortable and modern working environment. The vehicles, which are Euro 6 compliant, also feature the most up-to-date telematics to allow us to track fuel efficiency and monitor driver behaviours.”

The fleet investment comes hot on the heels of us re-locating our business to larger premises. Garry continues: “The relocation into a 45,000 sq ft facility, which is double the size of our previous depot, provides the capacity to cope with our growth plans and add value services and activities to our growing customer base.”

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