Dover, 12th December 2023 – The Dover-based haulier has introduced five new vehicles to its fleet as it looks to drive long-term growth.

The latest additions will replace some older vehicles as well as adding additional vehicles to the fleet, giving the company increased capacity to handle higher freight volumes. The new vehicles will all proudly display the distinctive Bywater Transport logo to maintain the professional look of the existing fleet.

Three new Volvo FL rigids will be used for collections and deliveries in the local area as part of the company’s pallet network operation. The haulier covers the CT and TN postcodes on behalf of the Pall-Ex and Fortec networks, providing a quality distribution service in the Dover area to the network members.

The new Volvo’s come fully equipped with full closure cantilever tail lifts to make deliveries as safe as possible for drivers, customers and the general public.

Kevin Letham, Managing Director at Bywater Transport, commented: “The safety of our drivers and customers is paramount and we are committed to continually upgrading our fleet to maintain the safest working conditions for our employees.

“With more volume coming through the network, we needed new vehicles to handle the increased demand. Newer vehicles allow us to deliver a more reliable service as there is less downtime for repairs, which means we can keep our fleet on the road and continue to meet customer expectations.”

In addition to the Volvos, Bywater Transport has also taken delivery of two Mercedes Actros tractor units, which will primarily be used to complete nightly runs from the Dover depot to the Pall-Ex hub in Leicestershire.

Kevin added: “The new tractor units will be used for the Pall-Ex night trunk as well as local deliveries and collections during the day, meaning they will be in operation nearly 24 hours a day. After a few weeks of use, these vehicles are showing promising fuel returns which will help to bring great cost-efficiencies for the business in the long run.”

Now, with a fleet of 30 LGV’s and four vans, Bywater Transport is in a premier position to continue delivering service excellence on a national and international level.