A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR DRIVERS DIRECT LOGISTICS
June 29th 2016 marks exactly one year to the day that Drivers Direct Logistics first officially opened its doors for business. As you might expect with any new venture; it has not been without its challenges, however the Drivers Direct Logistics team is proud to celebrate and share a number of successes.
When we opened our doors we had one client however, over the last twelve months we have increased this to eight. This increase is a clear indicator that we have listened to our clients and are supplying them with the services they require- essentially an offer that not only includes access to qualified drivers but a complete logistics package that includes people, vehicles and logistics management.
Although initially offering access to 6 commercial vehicles, in less than six months after launching we needed to add to the fleet to cope with the growing demand. We now run 22 commercial vehicles including nine brand new trucks, these recently were delivered to our depot, much to the delight of our regular drivers who get to take them out on the road.
With the success of the logistics department came more work for our drivers. During our first week of trading we filled 20 shifts each week, now we fill in excess of 110 shifts. At first, our operational requirements meant we could only staff our shifts from two Drivers Direct branches but we now confidently call upon 11 to assist with our driver requirements.
Initially operating out of our new premises in Royton we have now expanded to provide services to the Leeds and Birmingham areas and we also plan to open a second depot in Hampshire in the very near future.
All of this was only made possible with the support of our branch network & Head Office team. We owe them all a huge thank you for all their help and support in getting Drivers Direct Logistics to this milestone.
With plans of a second depot there is most certainly exciting times ahead but no-one is looking to rest on their laurels any time soon, with targets for growth and profitability to aim for – but for today, we can look back on the completion of a successful first year.