The Isle of Wight's largest independent freight carrier, Steve Porter Transport, has invested £3/4 million in 40 new trailers for its transport and distribution division.
The investment is further evidence of the firm's commitment to continually upgrade its fleet of over 60 vehicles to ensure a first class national and international freight service is offered to companies on the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and throughout the UK.
Managing Director of Steve Porter Transport, Malcolm Gibson, said: "The new trailers represent a significant investment for the business, but one which will enable us to continue to grow our national and international freight offering.
"We have ambitious plans for the future of the business and our long-term strategy reflects the need to continually evolve in order to meet the changing needs of the workplace. This requires a continued investment in our equipment, our facilities and our people."
The new upgraded fleet, provided by BS Trailers, will operate out of the firm's headquarters on the Isle of Wight and from its South Coast depots in Portsmouth and Southampton. The firm also has access to a wide range of other vehicles through its new partnership arrangements.
Steve Porter Transport Group also has a strong commercial partnership with Isle of Wight ferry company Red Funnel having acquired its distribution division in 2011. It is the ferry operators preferred freight partner, operating a unique cross-Solent drop-trailer operation.
As part of its Complete Transport and Distribution Service, Steve Porter Transport provides full load distribution and a next-day delivery service for any size consignment around the UK.