New Bristol-based haulier, Ancora Logistics, hits the road with its first two trucks04 March 2021

Specialising in nationwide pallet collection, distribution and general haulage, the start-up has just taken delivery of two IVECO S-WAY tractors.

Founded in November 2020 by father and son Ian and Brad Hope, the company is based in Avonmouth and was created after they spotted a gap in the market. Over the last five years they have supplied HGV drivers to the marketplace through sister company, Ancora Recruitment, and found that clients often needed a driver but didn’t have a spare truck, so Ancora Logistics was created to supply both a truck and a driver.

Operations manager Brad Hope said: “These are our first trucks, and what makes it even more special is that they are the IVECO S-WAY which is brand new to the market and quite a head-turner. We are also very proud to be one of the first haulage providers in the South West to run these trucks.”

The vehicles are being supplied and serviced by South West Truck & Van (SWTV) an IVECO franchise dealer and service agent covering the South West of the UK and operating depots in Avonmouth, Gloucester and Swindon.

The 6x2 480bhp tractor units also boast leather heated and cooled seats, flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, integrated TomTom Sat Nav, refrigerator, full LED headlights, and many fuel-saving devices.

Ancora Logistics provides plans to further expand its fleet over the next 18 months in order to meet growing demand.

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