Banner Business Services, originally a division of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office until 1996, which is now one of the UK’s leading providers of managed procurement, secure destruction and communications services has established a bespoke logistics operation named ‘Truline’ to provide managed supply chain solutions for UK businesses.
To ensure that the Truline logistics operation could meet the growing demand from new business wins such as a new distribution contract with Advantia (worth £100mi over 4 years) the entire rigid vehicle fleet has been replaced, along with additional vans, semi trailers and tractor units all of which have been supplied by contract hire and fleet management provider Prohire Plc on long term contract hire. At the same time as the new vehicles entering service the remainder of the ‘Truline’ fleet which operates out of 4 Distribution Centres and 11 Regional Hubs is being re-branded by Prohire to ensure that the Truline commercial vehicle fleet is instantly recognisable to both new and existing customers.
Mike Weston, Operations Director of Truline commented that during the past 2 years Prohire has become a strategic supplier to Truline after having successfully won a contract for circa 100 vans on contract hire the relationship has now evolved to such an extent that Prohire provides a total managed service to Truline ranging from new vehicle contract hire to fixed cost out of contract repairs and accident management for the entire Truline fleet. Mike Weston continued to say that as a result of the excellent service provided by Prohire during the past year his distribution operation had been able to significantly reduce its commercial vehicle operating costs.