Improving service levels and flexibility

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Foodstuffs manufacturer Cargill has some new vehicles delivering its products after its third-party logistics provider (3PL), Interoute Transport

Services (ITS), invested £1.7M in 32 Daf tractor units.

The two companies have worked together for the past 20 years with ITS transporting refined oils and glucose to customers nationwide. The latest contract was renewed in 2001 which was followed six months later by Cargill buying fellow glucose manufacturer Cerestar, providing an opportunity to re-evaluate the core fleet and look at the best way of absorbing Cerestar customers and volumes.

Initially, 18 new hydrapak / compressor-fitted 44-tonne Daf CF85.430s were rented short-term to supplement the mixed fleet of smaller vehicles. Now the entire fleet has been replaced with 32 new CF85s. ITS says the vehicles increase its capability to improve service levels and flexibility.

Based at Tilbury, Liverpool, Hull and Manchester, the vehicles deliver edible bulk liquid products to about 180 customers nationwide.

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