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A Day in the Life of a Pulman's Driver

If you’ve ever had an order delivered by Pulman Steel, you will know that our delivery service is exceptional. While our lightning-fast delivery times can be attributed to every member of our team, we thought you might like to take a glimpse into a typical day in the life of one of our best delivery drivers, John.

John is an early riser. He has to be. At 6 am while most of us are still warm in our beds, John helps more than 7 tonnes of steel is loaded onto his truck, ready to be hand delivered to 11 lucky customers.

John’s route for the day would be in the Wakefield area, and much to his pleasure, he would be making deliveries to some of his favourite customers.

Weighing a grand total of 7.3 tonnes, his load consisted of:

34 – Profiles – in 9 different sizes from 15mm, 20mm, 30mm and 80mm thick plate
5 – Durbar plates 2500 x 1250 x 3mm o/p
30 – Cut pieces of 150 x 90 channel
2 – RHS 50 x 50 x 3 x 7.6m
1 – 2000 x 1000 x 10 mm plate
4 – RHS 40 x 40 x 3 x 7.6m
28 - Cut pieces of 100 x 50 channel
2 – Bright M.S 30 mm square x 3.5m
3 – Cut pieces of RHS 70 x 70 x 5
10 – Cut pieces of 200mm dia black EN8
1 – Galvanised sheet 2500 x 1250 x 1mm
3 – Black flats 20 x 3 x 4m
20 – Profiles out of 20mm thick plate
8 – Cut pieces of CHS 42.4 x 3mm
2 – Channels 380 x 100 x 12.2m
1 – Bright M.S 30 mm dia x 3.5m
2 – Cut pieces of 25mm dia Black M.S
300 – Profiles for the fittings market – 55 different sizes out of 6mm, 10mm, 12.5mm, 15mm, 20m and 25mm thick plate.

We have installed GPS tracking systems in most of our vehicles, so we can show you a map of John’s actual route for the day, which he completed at an average speed of 23.9mph.

In his shift spanning from 6am until 3pm, John spent a total of 5 hours and 116 miles driving a loop from our base in Sowerby Bridge, to the Pontefract area and back.

Throughout his shift, John delivered high quality, precision cut and profiled steel to a variety of different business types, which will go on to be used for all kinds of purposes in manufacturing, construction and more.

Our drivers don’t just dump your order on the doorstep and ask you to sign, we allow them enough time to make sure you are happy with your order, and to ensure that it is carefully stacked in a safe manner, right where you need it.

At Pulman’s, we take great pride in our delivery service. Not only do we ensure that all of our customers receive their goods on time, we also make sure we hire and train our drivers to offer the same great service that Pulman Steel has become known for.

Call us today to place an order for delivery. We guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.

31st January 2017

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