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 […]
Wincanton’s delivery figures in the run-up to Christmas outperformed the previous year, with fuel and container journeys up significantly.
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The DfT has said a decision will be made in due course on the rigidity of the December deadline for operators to take up their allocations of longer semi-trailers as part of the government’s 10-year trial.