Knights Transportation has revealed plans to roll out its new line-up of car transportation carriers across the UK, with its new carrier, Knight Transportation, set to be launched in the next 12 months.
The carrier is set to begin operations in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Liverpool.
Knight Transportation will offer a range of services, from pick-up and drop-off to cargo delivery and the installation of a range towing capability, which is likely to help to keep its new carriers costs down.
Knight Transportation says its new fleet will allow it to better meet the needs of the increasing number of people who travel from and to the UK.
Knight Transportation CEO John Hales said the company is confident the new carriers will help to provide more efficient and affordable transport services to its customers and drivers.
“We are committed to delivering on our long-term strategic objectives for Knight Transportation and will deliver on our commitment to deliver the services to meet the changing needs of our customers,” Mr Hales added.
Knight’s new carrier will be able to pick up and drop off customers in London’s Tower Hamlets, Birmingham’s Docklands, Newcastle’s Newcastle Upon Tyne and Liverpool’s Liverpool Square.
Knight Transport will operate its fleet in both commercial and residential transport services.
A spokesman for the company said it was planning to expand its range of new car transport carrier routes to include a range in the coming months.
It said it would work with its suppliers to help them prepare the new fleets, and that the service would be “delivered on time, on budget and in the most cost effective way possible”.
The spokesman said the new car carriers would provide the company with the most competitive rates for pick-ups and dropoffs in the sector.
The spokesman also confirmed that Knight Transportation had signed a lease for its new routes, but did not give any further details.
Knights Transportation is currently the only car transport operator in the United Kingdom offering services to pick- up and transport customers from and pick up passengers from the UK to other destinations.
In October, Knight Transport announced plans to launch its first service in the US, but that plan is now set to go ahead without the carrier having to get a license.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of car-transport passengers in the U.K. over the last few years, with the number on the roads in the capital having grown from a few hundred a year ago to over 1,500 in the last five years.
Car transport is becoming more of a trend across Europe, with Germany and France both offering pick- ups and dropovers.
Transport for London (TfL) recently announced that it will start offering pick up service to pick customers up from Heathrow Airport, and it also plans to offer the service to other airports in the future.
This article was originally published on January 18, 2019.