Mitchell's of Mansfield is to invest £700,000 in 10 new Renault T Range 18-tonne delivery trucks to expand its fleet.
The company, which is a member of express palletised freight network Palletways, has placed an order with its local Renault dealer, RH Commercials, in Nottingham.
The investment comes just weeks after it spent more than £26,000 on new electric pump trucks.
Richard Montgomery, operations director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield, said the Renault vehicles will have a positive effect on the business and brand.
He added: “The Renault T range cabs are an extravagant step as they are usually placed on 26-tonne vehicles and above, but we’ll be the only carrier in the area with these vehicles.
"Driver recruitment is also an issue facing the entire logistics industry – drivers want access to the best vehicles so this necessary investment will help us attract and keep the best ones.
“Our brand is strong within Nottinghamshire and the investment in our fleet will further reinforce our position in the marketplace.”
Mitchell’s of Mansfield is one of more than 110 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network
The Palletways Group comprises 400 depots and 14 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.
Pictured, from left, are Paul Pearson director at RH Commercials, Andrew Mitchell, managing director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield, Richard Montgomery, operations director at Mitchell’s of Mansfield and Garry Nelson, salesman at RH Commercials