Bullet Express has secured another 35 trucks and trailers from Asset Alliance Group as the business continues to expand.
The Glasgow-based haulage and warehousing company has taken delivery of 14 Mercedes-Benz rigids, seven MAN 6x2 tractor units, six tri-axle Tiger Trailers and eight Lawrence David double deck trailers from the commercial vehicle specialist.
These latest additions to the fleet follow Bullet’s rapid expansion since 2021. The firm is also currently exploring plans to develop a new air cargo logistics operation, following the opening of its 67,000sq ft storage facility next to Glasgow Airport last year which takes the firm’s total storage capacity to 600,000sq ft across five sites.
The 35 trucks and trailers, which are on contract-hire agreements, come less than two years after Bullet Express secured 11 new vehicles from the group, in a deal comprising five 18-tonne IVECO Eurocargo 4x2 curtainsiders and six DAF XF 480 6x2 tractor units.
Martin Craghill, Bullet Express commercial director, said: “We connect supply chains and have a very visible presence on roads around the UK, so it is vitally important to refresh our fleet with quality trucks and trailers to further enhance the reputation of Bullet Express.
“For our customers, this means they can always have complete confidence that their goods are being transported by high quality and efficient vehicles.”
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Supplied on three- and four-year contract hire deals, the new arrivals will be based in Glasgow and used to service the company’s 800-plus customers across the UK.
The Mercedes-Benz rigids, which join a 140-strong fleet, are working for the contract services division, including retail and home delivery operations, whilst the MAN trucks are being deployed to move containers to and from Scottish ports. The 14 trailers will bolster the firm’s overnight express pallet delivery operation.
Commenting on Asset Alliance Group, Craghill added: “We have worked with business development manager, Dougie Bennett, for 30 years. It’s a can-do relationship. When our guys say ‘we need some new trucks and trailers’, we speak to Dougie and he’s very pro-active.
“The customer service is just fantastic. We really appreciate the quick turnaround of trucks and trailers to help with the continual growth of our business.”
Bennett said the relationship between he two companies is strong. “I remember supplying Bullet Express with its very first curtainsider trailer all those years ago,” he said.
“It’s great to see this major logistics operator continue on its growth path. We are proud to be a key partner in supporting the business.”