Bibby Distribution refreshes its fleet with £14 million investment
Despite the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the logistics business has refreshed its wide range of trucks, specialist trailers and tankers, committing to a total £14 million (€15.3million) spend on new assets.
Its additions include 60 MAN TGX tractor units, 15 Scania R-series tractor units, 12 Feldbinder liquid tank trailers, 40 bespoke lifting roof curtainside trailers, 160 high cubic capacity curtainside trailers and a bespoke trailer to move bulk drums.
Adam Purshall, Bibby Distribution’s fleet and procurement director, said: “We are continually looking to enhance the specification of our fleet with a real focus on the environment, driver comfort and safety, in line with our ambition of becoming ‘Employer of Choice’ for the road transport sector. It has been important for us to stick to our original plan for fleet replacement this year, in spite of the challenges 2020 has brought.
“We want to make it easier for our current drivers to do their job and to encourage new drivers to join us as well. We believe by giving our drivers the best possible vehicles to work in, they can also deliver the best possible results for our customers.”
The extensive replacement programme has ensured Bibby Distribution is operating the youngest fleet in its history – with the average age of its trucks now below two-years old, and its trailers just three-and-a-half-years old. Every vehicle in the fleet meets Euro 6 standards.