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Palletforce founder member BC Transport upgrades fleet with ‘green’ vehicles

Palletforce founder member BC Transport has invested in new vehicles as part of a drive to improve its fuel efficiency.

The haulage firm, based in Bollington, Cheshire, has just taken delivery of four new 44 tonne Renault tractor units fitted with Euro 5 engines.

These new units will replace older, less fuel efficient vehicles within the fleet and will be used for nationwide deliveries.

"We have been using the new vehicles for around two months and we can already see the difference they are making in terms of mpg and fuel consumption," said Adam Chadwick, Fleet Director.

"As well as saving costs and helping us to be ‘greener’, these trucks also provide a more comfortable environment for our drivers and while out on the road they represent our company as a forward-thinking modern business."

BC Transport has been in business for 48 years and offers distribution services across the UK and Europe as well as warehousing facilities.

In 2001 the company became a founder member of Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network made up of hauliers across the country working together to reduce the number of empty lorries running on the roads.

"Being a member of Palletforce has helped us to provide a national and European delivery service for our customers at a competitive price," said Chris Goodwin, Managing Director of BC Transport.

"We have been able to reduce our fleet size but increase the number of deliveries being made due to the ability to work together with other Palletforce members.

"It has also helped us to make improvements to our operating methods with support from Palletforce in areas such as IT, sales and industry analysis."

Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce, said: "BC Transport will soon be hitting its 50th year in operation and by continuing to invest in the latest equipment it is building on its long history and laying the foundation for further decades of providing quality service."

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