The relationship began eight years ago for the operator’s 1,200-strong national trailer fleet when Bibby closed its Wigan workship, but has since grown into a comprehensive maintenance strategy.
Now, 100% of the operator’s 1,400-strong fleet is managed by TIP, which also supplies new units. Sister company TIP Tankers also maintains 150 tanker trailers for the operator.
Trailers are supplied on a mix of lease, flexible lease, rental, contract maintenance and pay-as-you-go maintenance. However, says TIP, the focus is very much on compliance, with monthly KPI review meetings and annual strategy meetings a key feature of the relationship.
Adam Purshall, head of fleet and procurement for Bibby Distribution, says: “It’s become a very stable relationship and it has grown alongside the expanding Bibby operation, with the TIP team regularly updating and introducing new initiatives into our standard working processes.”
The latest enhancements include digitisation of processes, including inspection sheets.
TIP is due to supply Bibby with 110 Don-Bur and SDC trailers in June and July, as part of the ongoing fleet upgrade programme.