The first 160 trucks to wear the latest version of the DX Group’s livery were built by Bevan Group and finished by its Graphics Depot division, while its Aftercare Response operation has now assumed responsibility for the maintenance of their box bodies and tail-lifts.
DX Group operates from headquarters in Slough and provides a range of next-day and scheduled delivery services covering parcel freight, secure, courier and logistics services, for both business and residential addresses throughout the UK and Ireland.
All based on 7.5-tonne MAN TGE chassis, its new trucks are fitted with Bevan21 bodies with aerodynamically efficient curved roofs, while their 1,000kg tuckaway tail-lifts are by DEL.
DX Group Fleet & Compliance Director Darren Bell – a former Fleet Manager of the Year – praised Bevan Group for the speed and efficiency with which it completed the 160-vehicle project.
“I’ve only been in the business a little over a year, and this was my first experience of dealing with Bevan Group,” he explained. “I’m happy to confirm that it has surpassed all of my expectations.
“The order covered a substantial number of vehicles, but Bevan Group committed to a tight, eight-week production schedule, which it then met. It also did so without prejudicing quality, as the bodies are clearly built to a very high standard.”
DX operates approximately 500 trucks. The line-up includes 125 tractor units and 60 rigids at 18 tonnes gvw, but 7.5-tonners form the backbone of the fleet.