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 […]
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 […]
Knights of Old has won a two year distribution contract with packaging provider Povoas Packaging.
Northamptonshire-based Knights of Old has taken delivery of two new Palletforce-branded longer semi-trailers. Both are already in action – one based at its Kettering headquarters and the other at its Hitchin site. The 15.65m long double-deck trailers are part of an order for nine longer semi-trailers in total, all being supplied by SDC Trailers. The remaining seven, at least five of which will also be double-deckers, will be used in general operations in Knights of Old livery. Two of the […]