10-UP FOR WILLMOTTS DJB
General haulage, logistics and container operator, Willmotts DJB in Shepton Mallet, has added a further 10 new MAN TGX 26.440 6x2 tractor units onto its fleet.
The new fleet joins three other new units at the start of the summer, which in turn unit with 40 existing MAN’s on the 60-strong Willmotts DJB fleet. The company has been an MAN operator for 15 years.
“We’ve always been happy with the product,” said company director, Andy Stott, “fuel figures are consistently high and service support has always been first rate.
“On maximum weight operations, fuel returns in the high nines are seen regularly, and figures of 10.0mpg are not altogether infrequent. It’s on the service front, however, that we are particularly impressed, and, with MAN’s newly opended Mendip Truck Centre just down the road, we enjoy a high level of support that meets our specific requirements.”
Willmott DJB’s new MAN fleet is also equipped with MAN Fleet Management systems, including MAN EcoStyle, MAN’s own web-based driver monitoring tool. MAN EcoStyle provides feedback on a range of driving parameters which, in turn, can allow drivers to adjust driving habits accordingly and become more productive.
Willmotts Transport Ltd was originally founded in 1918 by George Willmott based in Wells, Somerset. In the 1980, the company moved to Waterlip, near Shepton Mallet where it now has a purpose build LGV workshops and two 20,000 sq.ft. ambient warehouses.
DB Haulage was established in 1992 also near Wells, Somerset. By 1997, the company had increased its fleet size to seven vehicles and incorporated to become DJB Haulage with its depot and yard in Radstock near Bath.
In 2010 Willmotts Transport and DJB Haulage joined forces under the umbrella of the ADMP Group Ltd bringing together the 40,000 sq.ft. of warehousing from Willmotts and the vehicles of DJB Haulage to improve and continue growth in both companies.
2010 also saw DJB Haulage Ltd set up a container division in Marchwood Industrial Estate, Southampton, to support existing contracts and to establish new ones. The Southampton operation moves in excess of 15,000 containers by road per year through the port of Southampton to destinations in the UK.