Darren Morton brings network planning expertise to Buffaload Logistics

Buffaload Logistics, based near Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Darren Morton has joined the team as Business Development Manager to oversee new contracts and maximise efficiencies throughout the company’s fast-expanding UK operation.

With 20 years’ experience in the chilled food industry, Darren joins Buffaload from Co-operative Retail Logistics where, as National Planning Manager, he was responsible for the smooth delivery of perishable goods from farms and factories throughout the UK to Co-op RDCs.

A key achievement during this time was the remodelling of the Co-op’s UK primary trunking network which, in the wake of the company’s acquisition of Somerfield, needed to absorb increased pallet volumes. Buffaload’s cross -docking facilities in Ellington and Avonmouth were called upon and continue to play a major role in providing the Co-op with a premier transport and distribution service.

“The Opportunity arose to join Buffaload Logistics and with it, the chance to join an exciting and fast-growing company that is already making a name for itself in the chilled consolidation business,” says Morton, “By maximising the use of the Buffaload network and fleet, which includes well over 70 temperature controlled double-deck trailers and cross-dock sites in Huntingdon, Wigan and Avonmouth, we are in a position to offer cost-effective, sustainable rates to suppliers, whilst cutting ‘load miles’ and reducing our Carbon Footprint.”

Julie Feltwell, Buffaload Logistics’ Managing Director commented:

“We are delighted that Darren has joined our team. His in-depth knowledge of chilled delivery networks and consolidation will take us a step closer to our goal of being the UK’s chilled consolidator and double-deck trunking supplier of choice for retail and food distribution.”