Palletways has taken 67 new Mercedes-Benz trucks in a range of sizes to be distributed among its UK depots. Provided by S&B Commercials, the new vehicles are on a contract hire agreement through Mercedes-Benz finance. The deal marks a move away from Palletways’ traditional spot hire strategy towards longer-term vehicle hire. The network has ordered 28 new Actros tractor units. The majority of these are 428hp vehicles with StreamSpace cabs, although there are four BigSpace cabs boasting 476hp. Rigids make […]
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]
Pollock (Scotrans) has joined the Palletways pallet network, covering the EH postcode as well as some of KY and TD. The West Lothian operator has signed a ten-year deal with Palletways. It was previously a member of the Pall-Ex network. Fraser Pollock, MD at the operator, says: “As a business, operating within the competitive distribution sector, we are always looking for opportunities to support our growth strategy by strengthening our service proposition to our customers. “Our new membership with Palletways […]
Palletways has significantly increased its capacity at its central hub in Lichfield, Staffordshire, after taking on the former UK Pallets site on Fradley Distribution Park.