Oakland Distribution adds to vehicle fleet

Redditch, UK: Oakland Distribution, a subsidiary of Oakland International, has added twenty trailers and ten tractors to its fleet.

Shaun Foley, managing director, Oakland said: “Extending our offer to include Oakland’s own fleet has been in response to the needs of customers who wish to see supply chain resilience and control at a time when the market is quite tumultuous.

“We are delighted to be working with Salford Van Hire who provided the Renault tractor units and Gray & Adams for providing us with great products. Our fleet is primarily focussed on delivering a fully tracked customer solution placed across our network of hubs and partner hubs.

“We already have great partners working with us providing primary transport solutions into many retailers and supplying general distribution support to destinations across the UK in retail and foodservice and we see a long-term need for collaboration with the right partners alongside operating our own core fleet.”

Oakland Distribution’s new trailers are single deck, twin evaporator, 13.6m, multi-compartment units with tail lifts. The Carrier fridges are monitored with temperature recorders on all trailers.

The fleet, which is expected to grow to 100 prime-movers within the next 12 months, is split between Oakland’s three core UK operating sites based in Redditch, Corby, and Bardon.

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