spot_img

Container handling declines by...

Transnet is currently under significant scrutiny due to the recent Container Port Performance...

Dp World Opens World-Class...

DP World is pleased to announce that its Market Access Consumer business, Deep...

Navigating Kasumbalesa: Alistair Group’s...

The Kasumbalesa border post, a vital gateway for cross-border trade between Zambia and...

Integrated Pump Technology to...

Integrated Pump Technology, a leading provider of pump solutions to the mining industry,...
HomeTRUCKINGJLM Transport boosts...

JLM Transport boosts fleet with new DAF trucks from Asset Alliance Group

JLM Transport has refreshed its fleet with six more New Generation DAF XF 480 6×2 tractor units from Asset Alliance Group to help meet the growing needs of its biggest client, Smyths Toys, in the UK and France.

The new trucks join a mix of 12 New Generation DAF XF 480 and XG 530 tractor units that the Stoke haulier sourced from the commercial vehicle specialist last summer. All 18 vehicles – nearly half of the company’s total fleet – are supplied on three-year contract hire deals.

They will mainly be used to transport products from Smyths Toys suppliers to the toy retailer’s warehouses in Stoke and Corby, and for outbound deliveries to its 100-plus stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as carrying out general haulage work.

A number of the XF 480 trucks do overseas trips to Smyths Toys’ warehouse in Lille, following the Irish company’s acquisition of French retailer, PicWic Toys, last year.

Chris Blake, Transport Manager at JLM Transport, says: “We are continually investing in our fleet of modern, fuel-efficient vehicles to maintain and expand our service levels for Smyths Toys and a wide range of other clients.

“The New Generation DAF 480 trucks fit the bill perfectly – helping us to unlock fuel savings and improved driver satisfaction. Our drivers have commented on how well the trucks drive and their excellent pulling power, and they like the space and comfort of the cabs. We are working the trucks hard in the UK and they can be out for three-day trips when they go to Lille.”

Get notified whenever we post something new!

Continue reading

Container handling declines by 30.3% at South African ports in a single week

Transnet is currently under significant scrutiny due to the recent Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) which ranked South Africa’s ports among the lowest of 405 evaluated worldwide. The challenges faced by the country’s ports have been further exacerbated by...

Dp World Opens World-Class Cold Storage Facility In Lusaka, Zambia

DP World is pleased to announce that its Market Access Consumer business, Deep Catch Group, has opened a world-class cold storage facility, Lusaka Commercial Cold Store (LCCS), in Lusaka, Zambia. The LCCS is a groundbreaking project that is set...

Navigating Kasumbalesa: Alistair Group’s Strategic Solutions

The Kasumbalesa border post, a vital gateway for cross-border trade between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been experiencing significant challenges. As a key logistics provider across Sub-Saharan Africa, Alistair Group is committed to transparency and...
spot_img