News from TruckEast: 2014 marks the tenth year of success for TruckEast’s Specialist Services Department, which has evolved from a two man operation, into a leading department within TruckEast Ltd.’s operations.
In August 2004, TruckEast identified a gap in their range of services offered for tail-lift maintenance and repair after noticing that other suppliers were attending customers’ sites and servicing their vehicles. Consequently, two engineers were taken on by what was then called the Tail-Lift Department, based at TruckEast Wellingborough.
The department quickly expanding following contracts with key customers at the time, such as Asda, Homebase and Tesco, where on-site tail-lift and shutter door maintenance and repair services were offered.
The department evolved to employ six technicians within a few years, and steadily continued along this path until the economic crisis hit in 2008, which resulted in various customers reducing their fleet size.
In order to further expand TruckEast’s range of specialist skills, a refrigeration engineer was employed, enabling TruckEast Specialist Services to adopt a new niche of customers. In 2010, TruckEast Specialist Services branched out into specialist on-site trailer maintenance with one of their biggest customers, Knights of Old Group Ltd, with four extra technicians employed specifically to support this endeavour.
TruckEast Specialist Services marked the milestone by taking up an opportunity to open a dedicated Specialist Services Depot in Corby. The services offered now include tail-Lift maintenance and repair, refrigeration services, air-conditioning services, ATF for HGV & PSV and Class 4 & 7 MOT, tachograph, tanker, trailer and municipal services, as well as a dedicated recovery fleet.
To celebrate 10 years of success, TruckEast Specialist Services, led by James Phillips, Specialist Services Manager employs dedicated team of 17 staff, who have launched a departmental rebranding with three new fleet vehicles, sporting newly designed livery. The three vehicles will be serving the Northamptonshire and surrounding counties roads for all your specialist needs.