Asda has taken delivery of 253 Scanias for its base, chilled and petroleum fleets – cementing a 23-year-old relationship between the retailer and manufacturer. The bulk of the order comprises Scania G410s, 93 of which are 6x2s with mid-lifts, and 68 4x2s. A further 38 4x2s and 17 6x2s with mid-lift axles will be operated by NFT Distribution on behalf of Asda for chilled distributions. Completing the order are 37 6×2 P450s, which will be operated by DHL Supply Chain […]
DHL Supply Chain has signed a ‘joint business development plan’ agreement with Unilever, as part of the latter’s strategy to work more closely with key suppliers. Both companies have pledged to carry out a number of collaborative initiatives, including: increasing speed to market and efficiency; cost reduction and sustainable practices; and seeking ways to slash CO² and reduce logistics operation waste. Pier Luigi Sigismondi, chief supply chain officer, Unilever, says: “It is essential that we work closely together with our […]
Deutsche Post DHL has had its offer to buy UK Mail for £242.7m cleared by the European Commission, bringing the deal one step closer to completion.
Gregory Distribution has opted to re-fleet with Scania trucks, with 300 units due to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator during the next three-years. The decision to replace around two-thirds of Gregory’s vehicle fleet with Scanias comes after comparative fuel trials featuring trucks from four manufacturers. John Gregory, chief executive of Gregory Distribution, says: “The results were extremely encouraging and this, backed with factors such as driver appeal and the extensive range of maintenance services offered by Scania […]