From the Frontline: Wayne Catt, MD of Wayne Catt Transport, talks about the impact COVID-19 is having on his business

Will Shiers
April 9, 2020

Wayne Catt Transport, which specialises in food distribution services, has experienced a dramatic increase in its workload amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Preston-based haulier, which runs a 14-strong truck fleet, currently has 35 trucks out on deliveries to supermarkets and RDCs, having enrolled the services of other local hauliers.

“I know a number of small local hauliers, and tipper drivers, who saw their regular work drop-off significantly,” said MD Wayne Catt, “so I am pleased to have been able to draft them in and keep them busy.”

Catt explains that “in the first week of the coronavirus outbreak, it got pretty frantic”, but then things settled down a week later. “However, it ramped-up again last week,” he confirmed.

The latest truck to join its own fleet is this new DAF XF 530 Super Space Cab 4x2 tractor, which was ordered from Lancashire DAF. It is the ninth DAF in the haulier’s fleet.



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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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