Leicester haulage firm shifts fleet investment up a gear

A leading haulage operator across Leicester has invested £500,000 in expanding its fleet. PET, a member of Palletways, the UK’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has taken delivery of new trailers and a range of Renault vehicles that include enhanced efficiency, reliability and safety features and meet the latest emission requirements.

PET, which is based at East Goscote, has also upgraded its forklift fleet and purchased two new forklift trucks and one electric pallet truck. The investment will help the company handle increasing pallet volumes and enhance driver safety and comfort.

Vanessa Perry, managing director at PET, said: “It’s important that we continually invest in the best equipment so we can deliver the best possible service to our customers at home and abroad. We believe this recent investment sends out a strong signal to the marketplace about our capabilities which we believe are unparalleled amongst our competitors.

“We also recognise that tail-lift deliveries can be physically demanding for drivers. Investing in an electric pump truck will assist them with their day to day activities. Palletways is forecasting a substantial growth in the home delivery sector over the coming years and this equipment will support this future growth.”

Since its formation in 1992, PET has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in the provision of a wide range of warehousing and distribution services and employs 17 members of staff. Working with Palletways, PET handles single pallet loads to large scale consignments and covers the LE4, LE5, LE7, LE13 and LE14 postcodes in Leicester.

Palletways consists of 400 depots across Europe, of which more than 100 are in the UK. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies, including PET, that share each other’s resources to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market with the highest levels of service.