Dawsongroup truck and trailer has supplied six DAF XF 480 tractors and six Grey & Adams dual compartment refrigerated trailers, all fitted with safety features to comply with London’s Direct Vision scheme, to Company Shop Group. The leading leasing, rental and contract hire operation, which has worked with Company Shop Group for 20 years, also delivered 18t DAF CF and 26t MAN fridge boxes, both dual compartment, into the fleet. The vehicles are all supplied on long-term contract hire with the new agreement including repairs, maintenance, 24-hour breakdown cover and the provision of replacement vehicles.

L to R: Andrew Fox, Transport Manager of Company Shop Group and Ian Brownson, Area Sales Manager at Dawsongroup truck and trailer, Doncaster.

Company Shop Group is the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household products. Used by many of the country’s biggest retailers, manufacturers, food service and logistics providers, it redistributes and unlocks value from surplus stock, delivering commercial, social and environmental impacts.

Over the last three years Company Shop Group has handled over 225 million items, including over 28,000 tonnes of food and drink through its membership-only Company Shop stores and award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop.

To run its specialised business, the group operates a fleet of modern delivery vehicles to facilitate the well-established logistics infrastructure serving its network of shops across the country.

This investment in new trucks is part of the Company Shop Group’s mission to transform the nation’s mindset about the way it deals with surplus food and household products – what the company calls ‘Corporate Surplus Responsibility’.

Andrew Fox, Transport Manager at Company Shop Group, commented: “We chose Dawsongroup truck and trailer because we already had an excellent working relationship built on trust and excellent service over a number of years. Ian Brownson and Alex Lees at the company’s Doncaster depot took the time to listen to our needs and genuinely understand our operation and its mission.”

Ian Brownson, Area Sales Manager at Dawsongroup truck and trailer, added: “I have worked with Company Shop Group since 2014, and I like to think this latest deal is recognition of our respect and trust for each other. We’re proud to be Company Shop Group’s sole vehicle supplier and look forward to working further with them in the future.”

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