Cardiff Self Storage becomes Blue Self Storage after name change
Cardiff Self Storage has rebranded as Blue Self Storage ahead of new developments throughout Wales that it claims, are smart and affordable.
Commercial manager, Chris Bryan, said: “Owing to the ever-increasing demand for affordable vehicle storage, we’re incredibly excited to be changing our name to Blue Self Storage, to accommodate the demand and facilitate our upcoming national expansion.”
The 30 year old company has access to both the M4 and A48 through being based in Pwll-Mawr in between Cardiff and Newport. It’s open 24 hours also, which gives operators easy access to its trucks.
The vehicles are stored in Wentloog Corporate Park, before it issues letters to hauliers enquiring about whether they'd like an operators licence facility confirming fleet sizen and quantity of vehicles.
Blue Self stores HGVs, trailers, cranes and plant vehicles under 24/7 CCTV surveillance with free unlimited access all year. The cost to store a rigid is £5.40 per day, whereas an arctic costs £6.00 per day. Both prices include VAT.
Despite opening a new site in Llanishen, Cardiff in September, it’s unclear as to whether it will offer any HGV storage. Wentloog in the east of the Welsh capital will remain the location for business vehicle storage in South Wales.
“Going forward, our business vehicle customers just need to know that our name has changed. They can still expect a fantastic service, with the same friendly, familiar faces with 24/7 access and 24/7 security”, concluded Bryan.
Volvo FH16 750 marks milestone for Jeffreys Transport
Jeffreys Transport has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH16-750 6x2 lite pusher axle.The unit features a Globetrotter cab, I-Shift automated gearbox and a single reduction driven axle ratio of 3.08:1, and was bought to celebrate ten years of ownership under the third generation.
“We previously traded under my father’s name of Barry Jeffrey Transport, but I have operated the business for ten years now,” said managing director Alex Jeffrey.
He added: “My son, who is the fourth generation of our family to be involved, has been on board since February and the new name now future proofs our operation.”
Despite the bigger engine, the FH750 achieves 8.7mpg some days, which is not dissimilar to the lesser FH500s – a figure that, Alex said, the company is “over the moon with.”
“We also opted for a five-year Volvo service contract with the FH16-750, which will be done at our closest dealerpoint – Truck & Bus Wales & West in Evesham. The driver is really delighted with our new flagship and the truck is bedding in well, with fuel returns being well within our expected parameters.”
“Our new flagship Volvo offers 28.7-tonne payload which is extremely reasonable when compared to our FH500s, which have a 29-tonne payload,” said Jeffrey. It tows a Fruehauf tipper for the transport of grain, pulses and aggregates, as well as materials for anaerobic digestion plants.
Jeffrey said that his fleet consists of four Euro-6 FHs and a three-year old FM and they work within a 130-mile radius of the company headquarters in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, resulting in “not incredibly high” average annual mileage of 110,000km, he claimed.