In 2016, Abbey Logistics took over the British Sugar transport contract, an operation that sees 400,000 tonnes of bulk sugar delivered every year and 300 deliveries across the UK each week. This involves a fleet of 61 bespoke trucks and 94 dedicated tank trailers covering 4.5 million miles a year, driven by 90 drivers managed by a team of 19 full-time staff. The joint Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team has developed a fully integrated, cost-effective and secure business alliance, […]
Tesco fleet engineer Caroline Milnes might have had little truck experience, but she and her team are obviously doing something right.
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]