The purchase of 23 electric pump trucks is to meet the demand of its rising tail-lift deliveries. The company, based in Greenford, services a range of businesses wanting to deliver goods through the pallet network.
Colin Sturgess, general manager of Palletways London, said:
“The pump trucks will support our drivers with their daily activities, lessening the load and improving their safety out in the field. The electric vehicles help reduce driver fatigue and have a series of safety features to reduce the risk of accidents with heavy goods.
This is a significant investment to meet the substantial growth we’ve seen in the online shopping and home delivery sector over the past few years.”
Warwick Trimble, network director of Palletways UK, adds:
“These trucks demonstrate the value Palletways places in its drivers and our focus on health and safety. With driver recruitment being a huge campaign for the transport industry these last 12 months, initiatives like this will help us attract and retain the best drivers. These trucks will help to give clients the best possible service and the depot a greater efficiency level.”
Palletways London is one of over 120 depots that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.
The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.