Pullman Fleet Services, Wincanton’s repair and maintenance division, has been appointed by Asda to manage 900 vehicles in the supermarket’s home delivery fleet. The contract, which covers around half of the Asda home delivery parc, is described by Wincanton as a “comprehensive fleet management solution” that includes around the clock repair and maintenance for the 3.5 tonne fleet in the East Midlands, Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sean Clifton, Asda’s multichannel fleet contracts manager, said: “We were adamant that […]
The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective.
Wincanton has selected Bandvulc Group as its tyre supply and maintenance contractor.
Wincanton is trialling four low-level access tankers that is says will improve driver safety, and boost both its environmental credentials and vehicle utilisation. The “game changer” side manway design, which has been developed with manufacturer Feldbinder, provides side access to the silo tanker. Wincanton said the design combines the benefits of both tipping and silo tanks by reducing the potential dangers, while also offering around a 5% payload benefit compared to tipping tanks. Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “The […]