Dover-based Bywater Transport has brought in five new trucks as part of a substantial fleet investment to give the business increased capacity as it looks to boost its long-term growth.

Three new Volvo FL rigids will be used for collection and deliveries as part of its pallet network operations and two Mercedes Actros tractor units will complete nightly runs from the Dover depot to the Pall-Ex hub in Leicestershire.

The new Volvo’s come with full closure cantilever tail lifts to make deliveries as safe as possible.

Kevin Letham, Bywater MD, said: “The safety of our drivers and customers is paramount and we are committed to continually upgrading our fleet to maintain the safest working conditions for our employees.

“With more volume coming through the network, we needed new vehicles to handle the increased demand. Newer vehicles allow us to deliver a more reliable service as there is less downtime for repairs, which means we can keep our fleet on the road and continue to meet customer expectations.”