Mercedes Benz renews contract with Brit Logistics
By: David Howells
21 November 2011
Brit Logistics may be looking at hiring drivers after securing a contract extension with Mercedes Benz.
Under the extension, Brit Logistics will be tasked with bringing heavy trucks, Sprinter and Vario vans to dealers and vehicle bodybuilders in the UK from ports in either Purfleet or Killingholme. Transporting the vehicles up until that point will be done by the manufacturers down the River Rhone and across the North Sea.
Brit European will then pick up the deliveries from either port - depending on the vehicles' destination - then take them on the journey's last leg, to destinations across England, Wales and Scotland.
In light of the new contract, Brit Logistics has invested in two new premium long-haul Actros tractor units, vehicles the firm commends on their reliability and fuel efficiency, as well as ones that are well-liked by their staff.
Speaking to transportengineer.org.uk of the deal, Brit Logistics operations director Andy Brookes enthused: "Of course we're delighted to have retained this very important piece of business, and look forward to building on our long and successful partnership with Mercedes Benz."
Adding, vehicle logistics manager for Mercedes Benz UK Richard Broomfield told logisticsmanager.com: "Our system of moving trucks and vans across Europe is designed to minimise carbon emissions, and is widely recognised for its extremely high green standard."
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