Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK 19 October, 2018 - CEVA Logistics and British Gypsum have introduced a brand new fleet of 85 high-specification Volvo tractor units. The new fleet will support its efforts in delivering a safe and sustainable transport network. CEVA will immediately start operating the new fleet. It will transport British Gypsum's interior lining systems from five specialist manufacturing sites to more than 3,500 stockists throughout the UK.
The high specification vehicles promote best-in-industry safety features such as extra-low ride height for reducing blind spots and increasing visibility levels. CEVA has - in collaboration with British Gypsum and third party suppliers - specified a number of other features which will promote safer trailer changing. These include an advanced camera system, anti-roll and drive away prevention device, full telematics and additional nearside vision panels in the passenger door. All trucks are fully FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Gold compliant. In addition, to provide the best-in-industry safety features, the trucks have audible left turn alarms, mobile CCTV camera systems and anti-spill fuel tanks. CEVA is a FORS Gold carrier while British Gypsum is a CLOCS compliant supplier (Construction Logistics and Community Safety).
Brian Fisher, Distribution Manager for British Gypsum, says: "As a business, we always put safety first and in our case that means keeping our drivers and the communities in which they operate, safe. We have a desire to be the safest road transport network in the UK and these new high-tech, best-in-industry vehicles will help us to achieve that vision".
Eddie Aston, CEVA Logistics Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, adds: "We have a very close working relationship with British Gypsum where we share the same goals and ideals for the safety of the equipment we operate. These new Volvo trucks enable us to deliver the best possible service to our customer's supply chain while operating to the highest safety standards and delivering on the customer's sustainable transport requirements".
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CEVA Logistics, a leading global asset-light supply chain management company, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 56,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply-chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com.
About British Gypsum:
British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK's leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. The company produces gypsum based systems including plaster, plasterboard and ceiling solutions. With over a century of experience, it has developed innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play.
British Gypsum offers a range of plasters, partition, wall lining, floor, ceiling and plasterboard systems for the residential, commercial, off-site and RMI (refurbishment, maintenance and improvement) sectors of the construction industry. All British Gypsum technical literature is available to download from www.british-gypsum.com.
Based in Warwick, Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers by offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks through a network of 86 dealerpoints, as well as solutions for financing and service. In 2016 Volvo Trucks registered 6,218 vehicles throughout the UK and Ireland.
Volvo Trucks is part of The Volvo Group, based in Gothenburg, Sweden - one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, plus drive systems for marine and industrial applications.