Cross Country Carriers has announced that it is expanding its fleet of logistics vehicles to meet growing demand.

The company stated that it received an increased number of clients both domestic and European and it has prompted it to take action and boost its current workings. It is part of a major investment programme that has been ongoing in recent years and this latest phase will see the introduction of four new vehicles in 2013. Officials explained that two new DAF 18 tonnes joined the 28-strong fleet and this will be expanded further in the remaining months of the year to help meet the constant demand.

Cross Country Carriers has 35 years worth of experience in the road transport and freight distribution sector, it is currently a member of the Palletways network. The group is the largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network throughout Europe and with the announcement of the fleet expansion, Cross Country Carriers is hoping to boost its presence within the market on the continent.

Jon Humphry, director of the company, said: “Not only will this investment allow us to continue to develop our business via the Palletways network, but it will also enable us to maintain the leading edge service that we provide to our customers as we grow. The new vehicles include the latest innovations in satellite tracking and also offer greater environmental benefits, complying with Euro 5 emissions standards."

While there has been no confirmed word as of yet, the expansion of the fleet could see the creation of more logistics jobs which will provide a boost for the industry as one of the most respected companies in the sector is taking on more employees.

The automotive supply chain industry has benefited significantly in recent weeks with chancellor George Osborne giving some much needed respite for the automotive sector by deciding against bringing in the proposed fuel duty hike. However, this decision was criticised Freight Transport Association (FTA) as being a missed opportunity to reduce the price of petrol and diesel across the UK.