JJO has invested £250,000 in four new delivery vehicles as part of plans to replace its fleet every five years.
The state-of-the-art DAF tractor units join 27 existing delivery vehicles, including articulated tractor units, rigid lorries and vans. The investment is the first of its kind since the manufacturer became an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) last year.
Transport manager Brian Croisdale said: "We all have a vested interest in purchases being good value for money and this was my first opportunity to bring new vehicles into the fleet. In a week we complete around 1,000 deliveries and clock up on average 20,000 miles. No one wants to have vehicles that break down or need lots of repairs and maintenance."
MD Stephen Greenhalgh added that it is essential for the company to have good, reliable and efficient transport stock for its drivers to support customers. “Part of our service to customers is that we only use our drivers to deliver our products, the customers appreciate the relationship it builds with the drivers and that they are flexible to meet their needs,” added Greenhalgh.
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