Palletways invests £7m in new fleet

Funding | South West | Transport & Distribution
Palletways Bristol

Palletways Bristol, a palletised freight network, has taken delivery of seven new branded Mercedes trucks following a £7m investment by the Palletways Group. The investment helps the company meet upcoming peaks in demand and its growth plans for the forthcoming year, by increasing capacity.

The arrival of the new vehicles between 26T and 7.5T, adds more modern vehicles to the business’ existing fleet, offering the latest in driver comfort, tracking and pedestrian safety aids.

All the new vehicles operating across Bristol are fully liveried with Palletways corporate branding. The investment is a statement to show the industry, competitors and new recruits how seriously Palletways takes its commitment to provide the best, safest experience for its drivers.

Part of a network of 115 UK depots, the Bristol business handles single pallet loads to large scale consignments within the BS postcode area. It employs 23 drivers for its evening trunking operations and daily collections and deliveries, and currently has day vacancies for a further four.

Paul Evans, General Manager at Palletways Bristol, said the investment will help the company meet the growing demand for express palletised freight services across the region. He said: “We’re growing our operations as regional demand increases. This investment helps us to continue to deliver a first-class reliable service and grow the 160,000 pallets we handle every year through the depot and our south west hub.”

The Mercedes vehicles are equipped with the latest innovations and technology including GPS, four-way cameras to assist manoeuvring, an improved vehicle turning circle and full cantilever tail lifts to make loading and unloading pallets easier and safer. Cabs offer a high level of driver comfort and convenience and the latest communications technology.

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