Matthew Kibble Transport boosts trailer fleet

Matthew Kibble Transport is expanding its general haulage fleet with the addition of ten new SDC curtainsiders. The new units will work on Pallet-Track operations, providing overnight-palletised freight, as well as specialist delivery services for multi-drop and oversized goods.

The new trailers have been fitted with a tuck away tail-lift and have BPW Eco-Plus axles, Haldex generation 3 braking with roll stability, full LED lighting, and a tracking system for vehicle optimisation.

Matthew Kibble, chairman, said: “I am very pleased to welcome our latest batch of new SDC Curtainsiders in response to increasing demand for our transport services. Through ongoing investment in our state-of-the-art fleet, our people, information technology, and materials handling equipment, Matthew Kibble Transport offers a fully structured service that is second to none, and our goal is to continue to advance and improve our customer offering.”  

Container haulier adds Actros Edition 1 to fleet


Family haulier G Woodcock & Son has added a limited-edition Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 to its fleet of seven Actros tractor units.

The Royton, near Oldham, based firm transports shipping containers nationwide and will use the new Edition 1 on its work to ports including Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway.

Fitted with GigaSpace cabs and with additional LED lights, black leather interior and gloss-black grille, the new Actros also has all the latest Mercedes safety equipment installed, including MirrorCam and Active Brake Assist 5.

“We’re a relatively small company in a crowded marketplace, so I felt we had to do something to really get us noticed,” explained owner Geoff Woodcock.

“It’s a fantastic-looking vehicle and makes a real statement – you certainly can’t miss it,” he added.

G Woodcock & Sons began life in the 1920s but the company in its current form was established 45 years ago by Woodcock who now runs the business with his son Nicholas.

“Our Actros tractors have proved over many years to be extremely reliable and cost-effective to operate. They’re also great to drive and provide a comfortable living and working space. The Actros Edition 1 combines all of these qualities with an added layer of exclusivity,” Woodcock said.