£700,000 fleet investment programme for Mansfield transport firm

Mitchell’s of Mansfield has announced a £700,000 investment to further expand its fleet, just weeks after it spent more than £26,000 on new electric pump trucks.

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Mitchell’s of Mansfield, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has placed an order with local dealer, RH Commercials in Nottingham, for ten new Renault T Range 18 tonne delivery trucks.

Richard Montgomery, operations director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield, said the will have a positive effect on the business and brand: “The Renault T range cabs are an extravagant step as they are usually placed on 26 tonne vehicles and above, but we’ll be the only carrier in the area with these vehicles. Driver recruitment is also an issue facing the entire logistics industry – drivers want access to the best vehicles so this necessary investment will help us attract and keep the best ones.

“Our brand is strong within Nottinghamshire and the investment in our fleet will further reinforce our position in the marketplace.”

Mitchell’s of Mansfield is based at Brierley Park Industrial Estate, Sutton in Ashfield. It was founded in 1968 by Robert Mitchell. The firm has grown rapidly over the decades, joining Palletways as a founder member in 1995 under the guiding hand of Andrew Mitchell.

Mitchell’s of Mansfield is one of over 110 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group comprises 400 depots and 14 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.

Pictured (l to r): Paul Pearson director at RH Commercials, Andrew Mitchell, managing director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield, Richard Montgomery, operations director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield and Garry Nelson, salesman at RH Commercials