JLM Transport has taken delivery of six more New Generation DAF XF 480 6x2 tractor units to help meet the growing needs of its biggest client, Smyths Toys.

The new trucks join a mix of 12 New Generation DAF XF 480 and XG 530 tractor units that the Stoke haulier sourced from Asset Alliance last summer.

All 18 vehicles – nearly half of the company’s total fleet – are supplied on three-year contract hire deals.

They will mainly be used to transport products from Smyths Toys suppliers to the toy retailer’s warehouses in Stoke and Corby, and for outbound deliveries to its stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as for general haulage work.

A number of the XF 480 trucks also do overseas trips to Smyths Toys’ warehouse in Lille, following the Irish company’s acquisition of French retailer, PicWic Toys, last year.

Chris Blake, transport manager at JLM Transport, said: “We are continually investing in our fleet of modern, fuel-efficient vehicles to maintain and expand our service levels for Smyths Toys and a wide range of other clients.

“The New Generation DAF 480 trucks fit the bill perfectly – helping us to unlock fuel savings and improved driver satisfaction.”