Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Bibby plans £8m fleet upgrade

Bibby Distribution is to invest more than £8 million into its vehicle fleet involving both replacement off life-expired equipment and a move to the new livery across all network trailers.


It is also looking at bringing in some longer semi-trailers for specific operations.

Investments include 133 high-volume trailers, 12 teardrop trailers, 30 skeletal trailers, a combination of three standard and 36 intermodal tankers and three 15.65m extended length trailers.

John Finn, fleet and procurement director, said: “We are also reviewing our longer semi-trailer strategy and looking to implement them where it fits with the customer’s operational profile. For lighter products it can significantly reduce the number of loads by increasing the load capacity by four pallets.”

Some equipment is already in place, it is anticipated that all will be running in the Bibby fleet by September.

The company plans for further network trailers and milk tankers to be added to the fleet later in the year. It also hopes that by December the number of trailers on the road carrying the new ‘Logistics without Limits’ livery will exceed 600.