Palletways, an express palletised distribution services company, has added 17 new vehicles to its fleet in its depot in Birmingham, UK. The company invested £1.5m (€1.75m) in the fleet which includes three 44-tonne artic units, 11 18-tonne rigid vehicles to handle deliveries across Birmingham and Walsall and three small delivery vehicles ideal for supporting its 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 company is soon to move to a larger premises and Curtis adds: “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.”