Haulage deal carries Auto-Trail forward

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 19 Dec 2018

GRIMSBY-based motorhome manufacturer Auto-Trail has entered into an exclusive haulage partnership with a UK logistics provider.

WS Transportation will deliver the luxury vehicles to dealerships nationwide from the factory gates on Europarc.

Having worked with the Runcorn-headquartered business this year, the team described them as “very efficient and specialists in the haulage of automotive vehicles”.

It has now exchanged contracts to solely work with WS from the start of the 2019 season.

Auto-Trail motorhomes on the move with WS Transportation, the exclusive haulage provider.

Scott Stephens, director of sales and marketing, said: “After working alongside WS Transportation throughout 2018 it soon became apparent we were working in cooperation with a very professional and efficient company. We now welcome WS as the exclusive haulage company for our 2019 season and beyond. All our motorhomes will exclusively be transported by WS Transport – this partnership is fundamental for efficient and smooth control over the delivery of our leisure vehicles to our stockists.”

Read more: Motorhome manufacturer adds five new models for 2019

As part of the new partnership, Auto-Trail has unveiled its own Scania transporter, complete with company livery.

Mr Stephens added: “This is a bright start to our future working with WS Transportation. We hope to see an entire fleet of Scania trucks with our unique livery on the road in seasons to come.”

As well as the base in the North West, WS operates from Dalton Airfield, strategically located between the A1 and A19 in North Yorkshire.

Although orders have slowed, with caution around the financial impact of Brexit and concerns over diesel engines cited by managing director Dave Thomas as a small number of redundancies were made this autumn, the company is an integral part of the French Trigano Group, which enjoys a 42 per cent share of the UK market for motorhome sales.

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