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Published on February 9th, 2018 | by The GC Team

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PJH fleet investment boosts next-day deliveries

Distributor PJH has invested in its national transport fleet with the aim of improving vehicle efficiencies and service levels, and significantly boosting the availability of its Next-Day Delivery Service.

All existing vehicles have been replaced with streamlined Euro 6 trucks that offer a much-improved MPG rate with associated efficiencies, allowing PJH to realign its base and become more agile, in particular with regard to Next-Day Delivery.

The distributor has created a new process of vehicle routing which adopts a more flexible planning process allowing for route optimisation more responsive to changes in customer demand, resulting in environmental savings due to efficient routing – fewer miles travelled, less fuel consumed, and CO2 savings. The new process has also extended PJH’s population coverage.

John Nobrega, Head of Operations at PJH’S Cannock depot, commented: “By offering many more customers the Next-Day Delivery option on our own fleet will most certainly give us a competitive advantage in today’s tough market.

“With the new vehicles and improved routing procedures now in place, we can enable more postal districts throughout the UK to take advantage of daily deliveries – with up to 70% of all postal regions now having a daily delivery service. It’s great news for both our customers as well as the end-consumer.”

The initial investment has seen the addition of 63 new vehicles for PJH’s Cannock and Manchester depots, spanning a range of models from large Arctics to smaller Maxi vans.

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