Shropshire based logistics specialists invest in fleet expansion

One of the UK’s leading transport and third-party logistics specialists is set to expand, with the addition of two new tractor units to its fleet.

KRL, who are a member of Palletways, an Imperial Group company, and Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network have invested in two Scania 6 x 2 44-tonne tractor units to join the company’s 100-strong fleet of vehicles.

This comes as part of ongoing expansion and improvements to the logistics specialists including a focus on energy efficiency compliance within the fleet, and a vision for a more sustainable future.

Managing director of KRL, Peter Phythian, said: “This year has been a challenging one for all businesses but we feel fortunate to be able to continue to grow our business at KRL. By investing in our fleet, we are looking to the future, and continuing to provide the very best service we can to the customers we work with.”

KRL is an international company providing multi-modal freight and logistics solutions in addition to customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution. The business, which has nine UK depots, including two Palletways operations in Telford and Frome, covers over 35 postcodes for Palletways and delivers up to 100,000 pallets for the network annually.

The company is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Imperial’s Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.

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