Logistics Coordinator swaps office for truck
There is usually only one 4am in my day however on Friday 10th August I discovered there were two as it was my turn to experience a day in a Kerfoot truck. The route planned was six deliveries of KPO and KSO oil throughout the South Yorkshire area. Armed with sandwiches and a flask of tea my driver for the day was Dave Hodgson and at 6:30am we departed our Goole James Street factory and headed on our way.
Despite working in Logistics for a few years now I had never been in a truck before so it felt really unusual to be so high. We had a great view of the traffic ahead which made visibility of the road much better and gave us a lovely view of the countryside too! As we made our deliveries it made me realise there is definitely a skill to truck driving. Manoeuvring a 50ft truck through the narrow streets was at times very difficult and I must say… Dave definitely made it look easy!
Half way through our day, and it was time for some lunch. The 4am start was taking its toll and I was much happier after my chicken sandwich. Yum! The afternoon flew by and we’d had a great day. No delays – we had run on time all day. That’s Kerfoot Logistics for you!
Before I knew it we were heading back to base and feeling sad that the day was over. It was an incredible experience to visit some of our customers and see a different side to the Kerfoot Logistics Division. Maybe next time I’ll try a day in our Kerfoot tanker delivering the bulk oil.
So would I like to swap the office for a truck…?! I think you’d all miss me too much so I’ll stick to the office for now.
Scott Mills, Group Logistics Coordinator