Burdens has a proven track record in logistics contracts, particularly specialising in Utilities contracts. We manage logistics and stores contracts for the likes of Scottish Water, Welsh Water and Northern Gas Networks which include integrated e-trading solutions.
We operate a fleet of over 100 specialist crane off load vehicles located throughout the UK and Ireland. Burdens realises the impact our delivery fleet can have and have invested significantly into the best technology, equipment and training for our business. We identified a need to exceed current safety and operational standards to ensure we have a fleet that can meet our needs today and tomorrow.
Having reviewed the marketplace we selected Mercedes-Benz Actros BlueTecEco 26 Tonne Drawbar models combined with HIAB XS166B-2 HiDuo 16 Tonne cranes as our new vehicles. The key decision making factors were based upon bio-fuels, fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and end of life and factory recycling. To further reduce the impact of our fleet we have combined industry leading efficiency with a series of technologies and driver training to ensure that our fleet is operated as efficiently and safely as possible. All new vehicles are fitted with a telematics system that will promote defensive and efficient driving through effective management and training. This is tied with a driver warning system consisting of all round CCTV cameras and sensors to protect road users in vehicle blindspots and provide the driver with additional visibility and information.
Technology is only one part of delivering a 21st century fleet. As an Investors in People organisation Burdens passionately believe that people are the core to our business, and we want to ensure that our people are given the opportunities to meet the highest standards. To support this we have achieved ‘Driver CPC Authorised Training Centre’ status and have begun developing Burdens specific Driver CPC courses - one of which is now being delivered through our 8 JAUPT approved training centres. Combining the best technologies and training we will be able to provide a truly 21st century fleet.
Our success is measured on our ability to add value to logistics contracts working closely with partners towards improving efficiency and quality. We’d be delighted to discuss your logistics or stores requirements - please contact us.