Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Largest Container Logistics Service Group Substantially Increases Road Haulage Vehicle Fleet

Pentalver invests in Clutch of New Scania Trucks
Shipping News Feature

UK – As Britain’s leading inland container service operator, Pentalver has to ensure that its road haulage vehicle fleet stays both current and reliable and the company, which now has five UK logistics facilities placed in industry strategic locations, has recently strengthened its freight transport portfolio with the purchase of fifty-two Scania R450SCR trucks.

Forty-five of the fifty-two new vehicles are based out of Pentalver’s state-of-the-art Cannock depot and the remaining seven are located at its Felixstowe operation. The fleet purchase was made through Scania dealer, Keltruck Ltd. Nick Matthews, general manager at Pentalver’s Cannock operation comments on the acquisition:

“We are delighted to bring an additional fifty-two vehicles to our fleet, demonstrating both our ongoing investment to the UK road haulage industry and the strength of our relationship with Scania. Critically, the new vehicles provide great fuel economy and deliver in excess of 10 mpg, an impressive 1 mpg improvement over our existing vehicles."

The ‘R’ series also provides a spacious cab for drivers as well as a range of safety features including forward facing cameras and nearside proximity sensors for cycle and pedestrian safety. As a growing business, our fleet replacement programme will see us seeking to replace a further seventy plus vehicles in 2016, reinforcing our commitment to a growing driver workforce.”

The new investment comes shortly after the official opening of the company’s new nine acre site at DP World London Gateway which in turn followed news of the group’s expanded purpose built presence within the Port of Tilbury.