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Rivus HGV appointed by DHL eCommerce for SMR

Rivus HGV, a subsidiary of Rivus Group, has been appointed by DHL eCommerce UK in a new five-year contract starting August 2024.

The appointment sees Rivus HGV exclusively provide repair and maintenance services on 733 DHL eCommerce trailers at a purpose-built Vehicle Maintenance Unit (VMU) in Ryton-on-Dunsmore. This will be inclusive of preparation and presentation for MOT and LOLER tests and management of the R&M schedule to increase operational efficiency. It is expected around 25 jobs will be created for the area in provision of this service.

Rivus has been managing some of the UK’s most mission-critical HGV fleets for over 30 years – specialising in the demanding supermarket sector – and the contract award allows the business to bring their proven processes into the parcel delivery industry and give DHL eCommerce the benefit of this heritage and experience.

This has seen Rivus HGV provide knowledge and advice on the fit-out of the VMU so it operates at its optimum, while also investing in additional specialist workshop equipment to ensure that DHL eCommerce’s volume requirements are achieved and operational downtime is minimised.

The VMU, located within DHL’s new 25,000m² hub near Coventry Airport, is comprised of three pits and one hard standing bay. The 24/7-364 operation will ensure the DHL eCommerce trailer fleet meets all safety and compliance requirements, helping them continue to be a trusted delivery company for parcel deliveries in the UK and around the world.

“This collaboration not only marks a significant milestone for Rivus HGV but underscores our position as a trusted industry leader,” said Dave Jones, Managing Director of Rivus HGV.

“We are excited to embark on this journey, ensuring peak performance and reliability for DHL’s critical fleet operations. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and are excited to continue setting new standards of excellence together.”

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