22-01-02 Davies Int

Davies International Transport is celebrating 50 years in business by replacing its entire Scania fleet with 10 new 500 S 6x2/2 Highline tractor units.

Scheduled for delivery over the coming months, the first of these vehicles has been liveried in the firm’s original red chassis and two-tone blue cab colours.

Founded by John and Jill Davies (centre of pic), the Fareham haulier is today run by brothers James (left) and Steve Davies (right).

James said: “We decided the golden anniversary truck would be the ideal tribute to our parents and their achievement of creating a business which has proved to be sustainable over the long term.

“Our Scania fleet has played a key part in that success. Three of the ten trucks in our existing fleet have exceeded one million kilometres, and all have proved to be extremely fuel efficient and reliable – not one of them has needed a new clutch or a brake re-line, for example.”

As an additional part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the company supported Steve’s fundraising efforts by reaching his target of £50,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH), a goal which it successfully achieved in 2021.

Steven has been fundraising for GOSH for several years and recently became a community ambassador for the charity.