EV Cargo company Jigsaw is calling on UK hauliers with current capacity to help deal with the company’s increased national food and beverage volumes.

"As the likelihood of an extended COVID-19 lock-down grows, and the UK experiences a significant spike in consumer spending, Jigsaw hopes its boosted volumes will provide additional support for hauliers currently being commercially impacted by the situation," a statement said.

The company currently has capacity for additional carrier resources to assist it manage the distribution of a range of branded FMCG products.

There is "an immediate national requirement", the statement continued, with full trailer loads available from locations across the UK for national delivery and coverage required on a full seven-day basis.

Jigsaw has asked hauliers with an existing account to contact the company in the normal way.

Those without an account should go to the Partner Network section of the Jigsaw website and select a haulier information pack.

Once details of unit and trailer availability have been submitted, along with location, the Jigsaw carrier relations team will contact suitable hauliers with available opportunities.

Jigsaw MD Andy Humpherson said: “We know the current situation is proving to be a challenge for some operators and, while we currently have capacity for additional carrier resource, Jigsaw is reaching out to hauliers across the UK.

"Volumes for our FMCG customers are high at the moment and we have opportunities to support hauliers whose workloads may have lightened.”