Halfords Group is renewing its entire long-haul fleet with 50 new Volvo FH tractor units. The 500hp trucks with Globetrotter XL cabs were supplied by Volvo dealership The Hartshorne Group, which the retailer has been working with for three years, and will be run by Wincanton on its national distribution contract. Halfords said it favoured the Volvos because of the manufacturer’s focus on safety for drivers and road users alike. Tracey Barley-Wild, head of logistics at the group, said its […]
European truck manufacturers have been hit with a record €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine after they colluded for 14 years on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of compliance with emissions rules.
LPG supplier AvantiGas has extended its partnership with Wincanton, extending its contract by five years in a £30m deal. Wincanton runs a 40-vehicle fleet, from seven sites across the UK for AvantiGas, distributing LPG to commercial and domestic consumers. Driver numbers ranging from 56 during peak winter months to between 30 and 40 during the summer. Chris Kingshott, MD, manufacturing, at Wincanton, says the redeployment of assets and drivers to other Wincanton contracts with seasonal demands ensures that AvantiGas distribution […]
Wincanton has had its long running contract with Valero Energy renewed and has also secured a contract extension with roofing products firm Marley.