Transport specialist Rhys Davies Freight Logistics has appointed Andy Williams as Fleet Operations Manager based at the company’s headquarters in Cardiff. Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the transport industry and previously worked for Rhys Davies as Fleet Engineer in the 1990s. He will be responsible for managing the operations of RDFL’s 180 vehicles and keeping the company ahead of developing compliance issues.
RDFL’s Operations Director Paul Hodgkiss said, "We are delighted to welcome Andy back to our management team, he is one of the most experienced fleet managers in the business and will complement the existing team. Andy brings a high and wide level of expertise which will support our plans to increase the size of our fleet and the number of depots during the coming years. We all wish him well in his new role."
As well as overseeing the day-to-day operations Andy will be looking at improving overall efficiency of the fleet by studying data from the CAN-Bus systems now fitted to the latest vehicles. "The data we capture from the CAN system gives us an accurate picture of how the vehicle is being driven and also where a particular type of vehicle is best suited to operate," said Andy. "For example, some perform better on short runs while others are more economical on longer journeys. I’ll be looking closely at the data to plan how we deploy our vehicles and also to identify any improvements we can make in our driving techniques to improve economy and reduce our carbon footprint."
Rhys Davies Freight Logistics operates from nine depots across the UK and works in a wide range of industries including paper, coatings, chemicals, flooring and carpets. In 2012 the company celebrated its 60th year in the transport industry.