Caledonian Logistics, a member of Palletways, has been awarded a major industry accolade at a prestigious ceremony in Glasgow, presented to them by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
Senior members of the company, which has been providing warehouse and distribution services since it was founded by Derek Mitchell in 1999, attended the Scottish Rewards ceremony, an annual event hosted by Transport News, where they were voted "Scottish Fleet of the Year".
The award celebrates and recognises the outstanding quality of the Caledonian fleet of 40 vehicles, lorries and trailers in its signature yellow and black livery, and follows a major £1.8 million investment in new MAN trucks in the past year.
The firm, which is a member company within the Palletways pallet delivery network, collects and delivers small consignments of palletised freight from customers in the Aberdeen (AB) and Inverness (IV) postcode areas, for onward delivery in the UK, Ireland, the Benelux countries, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Derek Mitchell, Managing Director of Caledonian Logistics, said: "We are really excited to have won such a top industry award. We have made considerable investment to constantly improve the quality of our fleet over the past year.
"The investment in our fleet is part of a wider strategy to raise our brand profile and to increase our capacity as we aim to grow the volumes of palletised freight we collect and deliver year on year as part of the Palletways network. It means the world to our staff to be recognised as the best of the best in Scotland. "
Caledonian Logistics is one of 100 plus UK Palletways members. All members are independent transport companies with local knowledge and expertise to provide a range of express delivery services including next day, economy and timed delivery options. All the members’ deliver small consignments of palletised goods to market faster and more cost effectively than traditional haulage methods.