Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Menzies picks Fraikin for fleet replacement

Menzies Distribution has signed a five-year contract with Fraikin for the supply of 50 new trucks and vans.

The vehicles include 37 replacement vehicles and 13 additional assets. They will be used primarily for distribution of newspaper and magazines.

The vehicles include Iveco New Daily 6.5 and 7-tonne vans, to Iveco Eurocargo 7.5 and 18- tonne trucks, a MAN 6×2 tractor unit, a Montracon 45′ curtainside trailer and a Mercedes Antos 26-tonne rigid, which will be based at Menzies Distribution depots throughout the UK.

Allan Hughes, Menzies distribution transport and logistics manager, said: “Newspapers have such a limited shelf life that they can’t afford to be even a few hours late. Our drivers make deliveries all through the night to remote areas, especially in Scotland, so we need a fleet we can rely on that is supported across the country at all hours.

“On top of this, our business is also diversifying, as we have recently made some big acquisitions and moved into other logistics areas. Fraikin understands this and has been able to provide us with the flexibility and reliability we need. As a long term customer we know we can rely on the Fraikin team to deliver.”