Transport

Our hard-working nationwide fleet is one of the largest and newest in the UK, and our focus on innovation, strategic planning, reducing emissions and providing value for money allows us to pass on considerable savings while also providing exceptional service.

In 2020 alone we have invested £14 million in new assets including 75 new tractor units, 12 Feldbinder liquid tank trailers, 40 bespoke lifting roof trailers, 160 high cubic capacity curtainsiders and a specialist tautliner for moving drums.

To maximise capacity, we operate the largest fleet of high cube trailers in the country benefiting customers moving high volumes of large, lightweight items. We also operate a number of double-deck trailers and longer length semi-trailers offering an extra 16% capacity per load compared to a conventional trailer, and significantly reducing the number of journeys required.

Our fleet replacement programme means our average vehicle age is less than two years, and only 3.5 for trailers, and by continuously introducing new technology we meet Clean Air Zone regulations, minimise vehicle emissions and record outstanding levels of uptime.

We also work closely with manufacturers and industry bodies to ensure we are on top of sector developments and legislative changes.

We also invest heavily in our driver team, including providing a £1 million telematics system incorporating in-cab cameras and bespoke individual training based on performance metrics to ensure every driver can maximise their skills and potential.

Nationwide Coverage

We have 40 UK locations including a mix of large, dedicated distribution centres and multi-user operations and work hard to structure our services around our customers’ operations providing full and part loads.

Our palletised network is based on six strategically located hubs in East Kilbride, Wakefield, Bury, Corby, Droitwich and Avonmouth and we operate a nationwide next-day pallet service.

We also provide a ‘Through The Night’ service for goods needed at the start of a working day — an option that proves extremely popular with customers in the automotive and engineering sectors who require parts distribution and emergency parts. Our trusted drivers are used to delivering to manned and unmanned locations with access via a key or access code.

Our nationwide depot network can also easily be linked by our colleagues at Bibby International Logistics to include European road freight and global air and sea freight.

Latest Technology

We use a single Transport Management System to ensure our orders are captured, routed and scheduled as efficiently as possible, as well as vehicle tracking to provide full traceability.

Handheld devices allow our drivers to capture electronic PODs and photos, and our system allows images to be instantly transmitted to our support centres and customers. We also have the ability to scan bar codes at every stage of the supply chain, providing live updates of the quantity at each location — a tool that improves control, reduces losses and proactively helps to avoid supply shortages.

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Latest News

Bibby Distribution Shortlisted For Road Freight Operator Of The Year Award

10 Sep 2020

Bibby Distribution has been named among finalists for this year’s Logistics UK’s Awards, designed to recognise the best companies working across road, rail, sea and air.

Recognition in the ‘Road Freight Operator of the Year’ category follows an 18-month change programme at Bibby Distribution that has enhanced processes across the business and instilled a strong and positive culture in line with the company’s bold ambition to become the road transport sector’s ‘employer of choice’.

It also comes on the back of the company’s safest ever year. In 2019 the team reduced accidents by 20%, RIDDORS (Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences) by 67% and Lost Time Accidents by 46%.

The Logistics UK announcement is the latest in a number of award successes for Bibby Distribution in 2020.

In April, Bibby Distribution received a record five annual safety awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council.

The business is also a finalist for Employer of the Year in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, designed to profile the nation’s most impressive public, private and third sector businesses.

And judges at this year’s Motor Transport Awards have shortlisted the 3PL in two separate categories – Safety in Operation and Technical Excellence.

Bibby Distribution’s CEO Richard Morson says: “External recognition of how hard our team works to deliver, improve and add value to our customers in the safest way possible is always welcome, but this year is perhaps more important than ever.

“The results our colleagues have continued to achieve in the most challenging circumstances is nothing short of extraordinary. I am so grateful for their commitment and achievements, and am very proud their work is being recognised on a wider stage.”

Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association) is due to announce the award winners at an event on Thursday 10 December, subject to government guidance.

Screen Work Trebles to Help Stop the Spread Of Covid-19

21 Apr 2020

A team from Bibby Distribution used to picking, cutting, packing and distributing Perspex acrylic sheets has become part of the frontline effort to protect supermarket workers from contracting the coronavirus.

Based at Perspex International Limited in Lancashire, almost 50 Bibby Distribution workers are now supporting efforts to create protective screens to shield cashiers from customers at check-out points – at a rate three-times more than usual volumes.

Bibby Distribution has worked with Perspex International for almost 27 years, helping store and deliver acrylic panels typically used in bathrooms and kitchens.

Bibby Distribution’s Business Unit Director, Mark Davies, says: “Our team has had to pull together, quickly introduce new ways of working and get used to new volumes and extremely tight deadlines to ensure demand can be met.

“The way they have adapted so quickly and flexibly in challenging circumstances, and with such a calm and measured approach makes me really proud of every one of them. We are all focused on doing everything we can to limit the spread of this horrific virus.”

While completing the work, Bibby Distribution team members are adhering to social-distancing guidelines set by the government, and all operatives have access to hand wash and hand sanitizer.

The working environment is also being cleaned on an hourly basis with supplies provided by Bibby Distribution.

Fistful of Honours Mark Bibby Distribution’s Safest Year

08 Apr 2020

Bibby Distribution has received a record five annual safety awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council (BSC) after achieving its safest year to date.

During 2019, the 3PL documented its lowest-ever total of RIDDORs (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) and overall lost time accidents (LTAs). Total accidents were reduced by a third compared to 2018.

As a result, the business has been awarded with a company-wide Gold honour from RoSPA, and a Merit Award from the BSC for the fourth year running.

In addition, and for the first time, Bibby Distribution’s sites in Avonmouth, Corby and Droitwich each received individual RoSPA Gold awards.

Andrew Mawson, Bibby Distribution’s Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, says: “Safety has never been more important than it is now and these awards are welcome recognition for the hard work put in by our teams to put safety first consistently, and to improve our safety record on a continuous basis.

“It has required a lot of focus from every team at every level, but we have achieved a true cultural shift in how safety is viewed across all of our work and the results speak for themselves.”

Over the past five years Bibby Distribution has invested more than £1 million in safety equipment and training.

Last year, the company also introduced three internal campaigns: Key Behaviours, aimed at increasing safety reporting while reducing trips and slips; Get Out And Look (GOAL) supporting drivers to reduce the risk of road collisions; and Come Home Safe, a cultural campaign encouraging a proactive approach to safety through highlighting the importance of families, pets and outside work interests and everyone’s responsibility to help each other.

The campaigns form part of Bibby Distribution’s Road to Zero strategy, aimed at achieving zero harm, zero waste and zero environmental impact from its operations.