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Bibby hires FMG for 24/7 repair and recovery management

Bibby Distribution

Bibby Distribution has awarded a three-year contract to FMG to provide 24/7 specialist roadside repair and recovery management services.

The deal will extend to 1,875 HGVs, large commercial vehicles and trailers.

Bibby’s fleet operates around the clock and delivers specialist transport requirements such as bulk liquids and powders.

Adam Purshall, head of fleet and procurement at Bibby Distribution, said: “We invest heavily in the best HGVs to provide a reliable fleet that has optimum operational utilisation, so it makes sense to partner with a leading recovery specialist to ensure our vehicles are covered for every eventuality.

“By forming this strategic partnership with FMG, we gain access to an established and proven network for both recovery and roadside repair capabilities, for every vehicle type, and the advanced skills, equipment and professional accreditations to provide efficient and effective solutions to meet all our foreseeable needs.”

FMG fix all types of stricken vehicles at the roadside, however, when a roadside repair isn’t possible or safe, FMG arranges the recovery of the vehicle and driver and onward shipment of its loads, specific to each fleet’s requirements.

It handles over 90,000 vehicle breakdowns each year, operating on behalf of major private and public sector fleets.

The company is also the vehicle recovery partner for Highways England, recovering vehicles from 5,000 miles of motorways and major roads across Britain, and the recovery partner of choice for a number of UK Police Forces.

FMG sales director Andrew Chandler, said: “We look forward to supporting Bibby’s time-critical fleet and have worked closely together to ensure that recoveries can be co-ordinated as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“Whilst overcoming everyday breakdowns involving fleet cars, vans and commercial vehicles is the backbone of our business, we take every opportunity to identify efficiencies and cost-saving opportunities. 

“We’ll analyse Bibby’s fleet data, identify improvements, and offer insight to deliver tangible, measurable cost-savings.”

Last year, Bibby Distribution recognised its safest and most skilled drivers, at its second annual Driver of the Year celebration.

FMG hired its 500th employee in 2019.

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