Knights of Old has added the new Iveco Stralis Hi-Way to its fleet along with five Stralis Hi-Roads. The 6×2 twin-steer tractor units all come with Iveco’s Driver Style Evaluation tool, which the manufacturer claims can help drivers follow a fuel efficient driving style and improve fuel efficiency by between 5% and 12%. The trucks will be put into operation with curtain-sided trailers. They will be used in double shifts for up to five days a week and are expected […]
Partnerlink, the haulage consortium that counts Knights of Old, AK Worthington, Viamaster Transport and David Hathaway Transport as members, has launched a European service. The 18-strong UK consortium, which also features Owens Road Services, John G Russell and R Swain & Sons on its roster, is now offering services between the UK and France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy, having teamed up with six partners on the Continent. MT can reveal three of the European service partners are TSA (France), […]
Knights of Old has won a two year distribution contract with packaging provider Povoas Packaging.
Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]