Fleet investment extends reach for Oakland Distribution

Long-term need for collaboration with partners alongside its own core fleet

Oakland Distribution has launched its new fleet of Renault trucks and Gray & Adams trailers, taking an initial delivery of 20 trailers and 10 tractor units and more than doubling capacity. Bringing the Oakland fleet to a total of 48 trucks and 55 trailers, Oakland Distribution is the wholly owned subsidiary of supply chain solutions specialist Oakland International.

Extending the offer to include Oakland’s own fleet has been in response to the needs of customers who wish to see supply chain resilience and control at a time when the market is quite tumultuous.

The fleet is primarily focussed on delivering a fully tracked customer solution placed across a network of hubs and partner hubs. The Company already have great partners working with it, providing primary transport solutions into many retailers and supplying general distribution support to destinations across the UK in retail and foodservice and it sees a long-term need for collaboration with the right partners alongside operating its own core fleet.

Oakland Distribution’s new trailers are twin evaporator, multi-compartment units with tail lifts across all kit and satellite controlled with monitored temperature recordings. In keeping with Oakland’s constant drive towards carbon neutrality, the new fridge units are amongst the most efficient in the market.

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Gray & Adams supplied 20 single deck, twin evaporator, 13.6m trailers with a host of innovative technical features, such as satellite temperature monitoring. The temperature-controlled trailers also include the latest Carrier Vector HE19 multi-temp refrigeration unit, which offers greater fuel efficiency and longer service intervals.

The fleet, which is expected to grow to 100 prime-movers within the next 12 months, is split between Oakland’s three core UK operating sites based in Redditch, Corby, and Bardon.

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