Quality Freight UK has taken delivery of a new MAN truck as it continues to expand its transport division. The total logistics specialist now boasts a fleet of ten trucks providing a comprehensive range of transport solutions for clients in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
The fleet, which is led by Transport Manager Phil Bennett, includes bulk tippers, tipping and sliding skeletals, ADR tank container chassis and tautliners. Quality Freight also has a number of specialist discharge chassis which can discharge bulk food and chemicals both bag in box and pressure tank.
The trucks are able to handle many different products ranging from glass, sand and aggregate to containerised bulk transport, rice, sugar and maize.
Quality Freight won the latest addition to its fleet as part of MAN’s “Truckload of Uberefficiency” competition which attracted almost 1,000 entries. The six-month package, worth £10,000, includes repair and maintenance cover, road tax, tyres and MAN fleet management and driver training.
Sebastian Gardiner, Managing Director of Ellesmere Port-based Quality Freight UK, said: “We aim to provide our clients with a full multi-modal solution and our growing transport fleet is an increasingly important aspect of our customer proposition.
“We are able to offer customers a full turnkey solution across the full range of products.”
Many Quality Freight clients depend upon the company’s transport solution including Quinn Glass which recently renewed its contract with Quality Freight for the handling, storage and delivery of silica sand.
The product is delivered by rail into Quality Freight’s Ellesmere Port terminal before transfer to Quinn’s bottle manufacturing and filling operation in Cheshire by Quality Freight’s dedicated transport fleet, consisting of more than 130 loads a week.
Quality Freight UK continues to invest across its business. Earlier this year, it invested almost £300,000 in a new Fuchs crane at its Ellesmere Port facility.
The Fuchs MHL 360E operates at the company’s rail head which currently handles more than 200,000 tonnes a year.
The rail head can handle both inbound and outbound cargoes and all types of cargo including bulk, container and FMCG. Quality Freight is able to feed into the national and European rail network through its relationships with major rail operators.
Quality Freight UK is part of the Quality Freight Group. In addition to the base in Ellesmere Port, the Group has bases in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Knock, Hull, Grangemouth, Chatham and Rotterdam.
Quality Freight UK is an approved specialist bulk transport provider to Group company BLS International. The Group’s total logistics solution includes sea, road and air freight, project cargo, chartering and port services and specialist bulk fleet.