Tibbett Logistics renews the Romanian fleet
Tibbett Logistics is currently undergoing a fleet renewal program that will soon be complete. The company began the process in 2016 and will have replaced its 35 curtain-sided trailers and 48 double-chamber reefers. All trailers are in Tibbett Logistics’ blue and gold livery, and are a regular sight on roads across Romania.
Tibbett Logistics provides contract logistics and domestic FTL and LTL transport for a wide variety of retail, FMCG and other customers in Romania. Leased from TIP Trailer Services, the trailers are the latest and most efficient models manufactured by Krone (curtain-sider) and Schmitz Cargobull (temperature-controlled). The reefers provide highly stable temperature control within discrete temperature bands in separate chambers.
All the new trailers are connected via the latest generation of GPS to Tibbett Logistics’ transport ‘control tower’ in Bucharest. As well as live positional data, these systems monitor many of the vital functions of the trailers – from door opening to internal temperature. Temperature levels can also be set and controlled remotely.
Tibbett Logistics has a long-term partnership with TIP, which started a decade ago with the sale and leaseback of its original fleet of curtain-siders. TIP provides a full maintenance service for all the company’s road-going trailers, keeping vehicles in optimum condition at all times.
David Goldsborough, CEO of Tibbett Logistics, said: “We renew our fleet regularly to ensure the highest standards of quality, security and reliability for our customers. I am delighted to announce that we have now nearly completed our latest trailer renewal program.” Bob Fast, CEO of TIP, added: “Tibbett Logistics was one of our first major customers in Romania. Our relationship goes from strength to strength, and we are delighted to support the company as its business continues to grow rapidly.”
Tibbett Logistics runs an additional fleet of container chassis units – also leased from TIP – for intermodal operations at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) at the P3 Park in Bucharest. The business has its own intermodal rail wagons, deployed on its block train movements between Bucharest and Constanta on the Black Sea.
Tibbett Logistics is one of the major providers of domestic distribution in Romania, having handled over 60.000 domestic FTL loads in 2016 – including multiple deliveries daily to every major town in the country from its own distribution centers nationwide. In addition to this FTL traffic, it also managed over 16.000 container transports, plus a growing volume of LTL traffic. These volumes are carried on the company’s leased trailers and through its network of long-term sub-contractors.