Gregory Distribution takes delivery of 30 SDC curtainsiders

Gregory Distribution has placed an order for 30 SDC curtainsiders on contract hire from Hireco. This follows 11 new SDCs taken from Hireco last year on spot hire.

Andrew Chapple, head of fleet, property and procurement at Gregory Distribution, said the new trailers were needed to service increased customer orders including new contract tender wins. “We have been extremely busy throughout 2020 and we have seen opportunities as major companies review their logistics requirements,” he said. Chapple praised Hireco’s approach, and said he looked forward to “building a partnership through a clear demonstration of the back-up service Hireco can provide”.

Andy Graham, sales manager for Hireco, confirmed that this represented Gregory Distribution’s first lease of vehicles from Hireco. “We were able to provide a business solution for Gregory Distribution and move quickly because we had availability of curtainsider trailers to the right specification in our system,” he said.

Axtec renews contract with DVSA to maintain roadside enforcement weighbridges


Axle weighing specialist Axtec has successfully renewed a contract to maintain and certify the DVSA’s national network of 46 roadside enforcement weighbridges. The Runcorn-based company has held the contract for an unbroken 25 years.

Under the deal, routine maintenance and calibration will be undertaken using Axtec’s axle weighbridge test equipment, which is currently hauled by a new DAF XF 480 4x2 tractor unit (pictured).

Axtec MD Keith Gresham, said: “We’ve been awarded this contract for a sixth consecutive time; testament to our ongoing commitment to quality and performance – for our products and our customer service. We’re very proud of this achievement. It also sets the benchmark and inspires us to maintain the highest levels of quality and service.”

Axtec claims its latest Series 5000 Dynamic Axle Weighbridge to be the most accurate dynamic weighbridge in the world. With an accuracy of plus or minus 0.1%, it is capable of checking all six axles of a tractor/trailer combination, plus gross vehicle weights, in just 40 seconds. It is the only dynamic weighbridge authorised for use in the UK as a public weighbridge.