Bevan Group builds 160 trucks for DX Group

Delivery services provider DX Group has recently taken on 160 new MAN TGL trucks, which have all been fitted with bodies from Bevan Group.

The trucks are the first to have the latest version of DX Group’s livery emblazoned on the trucks, which was added by Bevan Group’s Graphics Depot division.

Slough-based DX Group provides a range of next-day and scheduled delivery services covering parcel freight, secure, courier and logistics services for business and residential addresses throughout the UK and Ireland. DX operates about 500 trucks, including 125 tractor units and 60 rigids at 18 tonnes gvw, but 7.5-tonners form the backbone of the fleet.

While most of DX’s new trucks have replaced older vehicles that have been stood down, 43 represent extensions to the fleet, reflecting the continued growth in demand for its services.

All the new trucks are based on 7.5-tonne MAN TGL chassis, and are fitted with Bevan21 bodies with aerodynamically efficient curved roofs, while their 1,000kg tuckaway tail-lifts are by DEL.

DX Group fleet and compliance director Darren Bell said Bevan Group completed the 160-vehicle project with speed and efficiency. “The order covered a substantial number of vehicles, but Bevan Group committed to a tight, eight-week production schedule, which it then met,” he said. “It also did so without prejudicing quality, as the bodies are clearly built to a very high standard.”

Bevan Group has built vehicle bodies for DX at its production facilities in Wednesbury in the West Midlands for more than 15 years. For the last six of those, its Graphics Depot team have also applied the customer’s corporate branding.

“Here, too, Bevan Group’s service was exceptional,” said Bell. “The quality of the finish is first class and our new livery looks great, while the fact that we don’t have to send the vehicles to another supplier to get the decals done also contributes to the fast turnarounds.

“The market for dry freight box bodies is very competitive, but as Bevan Group were already a trusted partner of this business, I decided to see how they performed, then consider whether we needed to do anything differently next time.

“I’m glad I did so because not only was the work completed to a very high standard and within the required timeframe, but Bevan Group’s flexible, ‘one-stop shop’ service also made life very straightforward from an administrative perspective. To cap it all, managing director Anthony Bevan and his colleagues are nice, easy people to work with, so we look forward to doing so again in the future.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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