Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant has boosted its road fleet with six new trucks for delivery of bulk and packed cement to customers across the region.
While the company will continue to use a logistics partner for most of its product transportation, this announcement is an exciting milestone for the company – the first time for 25 years that it will run its own fleet out of the site which produces a range of cements under the famous Blue Circle brand.
Six new bulk cement, and three ‘curtainsider’ packed cement lorries have come into operation at Tunstead this month. As part of Tarmac’s commitment to the highest standards in safety, environment and operational efficiency, the vehicles are fitted with the latest safety technology. All drivers are being taken through comprehensive training programmes to meet the requirements of the company’s Gold level accreditation in the highly regarded Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). This development complements our current delivery capability but does not add to our current lorry road movements.
Tarmac’s logistics manager for the Cement and Lime business, Richard Buggins says: “This is good news for our cement business and for Tunstead. The new fleet provides a cost-effective way of delivering a quality service to our existing customers. While we will continue to use our contract hauliers, we are keen to build on this partnership with our own, in-house managed fleet.”
The new lorries are Tarmac branded and while their delivery patch will focus on an area around Derbyshire and the Midlands, they will have the capability of taking Tarmac’s well-known products to customers right around the country.
Photo caption: Drivers left to right: John Garlick, Brad Burton, Daniel Mitkov, Stephen Woods, David Stanton with one of the new Tarmac lorries.