Europe’s largest FTL trucking company Girteka Logistics today announced their truck number 7000. While the European trucking industry remains highly fragmented, Girteka Logistics sees continuous growth on the backdrop of investments into employees, technology, environmentally friendly trucks and operations.
“Brexit, EU legislation, potentially slowing EU economies and even more challenges will come to our industry. With our size and internal process maturity we find ways to adapt to such changes, to do our job well and to continue being environmentally friendly,” says Kristian Kaas Mortensen, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Girteka Logistics.
Girteka Logistics has grown its fleet to 7000 trucks from only 2900 trucks in 2016. Today, the biggest brand in the fleet is Volvo’s standard-setting FH trucks. The expansion doesn’t stop here: Girteka Logistics plans to reach 10000 trucks and 20000 drivers by 2021, with Volvo Trucks being the key partner.
“We are very proud that a brand new Volvo FH will become the 7000th truck delivered to Girteka Logistics,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. “This is further proof of our long-term business relationship where we deliver trucks with low fuel consumption, superior driver comfort and support services contributing to a better return on investment and a sustainable future for one of Europe’s largest road transport companies.”
Europe’s biggest companies are looking for consistent quality and a high level of sustainability when selecting transport providers. With the European trucking industry being highly fragmented, having the largest fleet of FTL trucks in Europe means Girteka Logistics can compete on quality, technology and sustainability.
“We are truly delighted to deliver a special Volvo FH truck to the Girteka Logistics fleet. This milestone handover further strengthens our more than a decade long partnership which combines outstanding customer service with Volvo FH trucks leading fuel efficiency, safety and driver productivity standards,” says Jarkko Aine, Managing Director at Volvo Trucks Lithuania.
“As one of the top players in the European trucking industry, we see scale and process quality as our key advantages. Using this scale supports our aim to keep growing faster than our competitors. We are today able to hire and onboard in excess of 100 new truck drivers per week,” finishes Mindaugas Paulauskas, Chief Transport Officer at Girteka Logistics.
Photo: Mindaugas Paulauskas, CTO at Girteka Logistics; Jarkko Aine, Managing Director at Volvo Trucks Lithuania; Kristian Kaas Mortensen, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Girteka Logistics.