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John Thompson Retirement

After over 26 years of dedicated service, John Thompson will be retiring from The Kerfoot Group at the end of this month.

As a well-loved and highly respected Director of The Kerfoot Group it was imperative that we all showed our appreciation for his hard work and commitment to us, and the business, over the years.

So last week at Kerfoot HQ we had a cake and bubbly afternoon to toast John’s achievements and retirement. David Kerfoot (MBE DL) gave a speech, reminiscing on

Bob Grimston Retirement

After 11 years of loyal service working as a HGV driver, Bob Grimston has decided to take the difficult decision to take his retirement from The Kerfoot Group. Bob is a shining example of a quality HGV driver and is a role model among his peers. He has earned this respect by being helpful and understanding but never afraid to have a ‘motivational’ word when required. Bob was always willing to go the extra mile to help out a colleague or a customer and he was always a pleasure speak to.

Our New Trailer KFT20

It is my pleasure to welcome the newest addition to the Kerfoot Group, our new trailer KFT20.

She is a triple axel, pillar-less curtainsider, Manufactured by Lawrence David.

She can carry up to 39 tonnes of our incredible oils (she’s very strong) and can be offloaded from the side or the rear.

I’m sure you’ll agree she looks rather fetching in this season’s must have, Kerfoot Branded, load bearing curtains that offer not only style but function, ensuring that

The end of my first month. Steve Savage Group Operations Director.

At the end of my first month as part of the Kerfoot team it seems like a good time to post my first Blog and let you all know what I’ve been using my time doing. I’ve been immediately struck by the passion people have for our oil products, the dedication and pride in making sure we always put our customers first and the attitude of people to work as one team and go the extra mile.

I’ve been using much of my time so far to meet and begin to get to know my new teams at the three

Our Trucks have the Aero factor!

Here at the Kerfoot Group the Logistics department are always looking for the latest innovations this is to help achieve our Environmental / Fleet Efficiency’s / Health & Safety objectives which are a priority at The Kerfoot Group.
Our latest innovation is a system called Airtabs which reduces aerodynamic drag over the vehicle resulting in a reduction in energy needed to maintain the required speed. Airtab works on standard Tractor Units, and in concert with air Deflector kits

From the office to the open roads

On Tuesday 28th January, I started my day very differently to the usual. I arrived at Olive House, our Northallerton Head Office at around 8.30am to change into my safety shoes & put on my hi-viz jacket. Today was the day I swapped the desk job to be a passenger with one of our fabulous Kerfoot HGV drivers. My teacher/guide for the day was Bob Grimston. After a quick photo & ensuring I got into the cab ok (as I was thinking HOW will I get up there?!) Bob talked me through what would

Goodbye to an old friend

Replacing anything is always a bitter sweet experience, wouldn’t you agree?

The Kerfoot Group Logistics team are saddened to finally say goodbye to ‘Zulu’. Our oldest vehicle has unfortunately reached its best before date after many thousands of miles service. From arriving at our doors in 2005 up to the present day, our trusted ZWU has served us well over the years and even those instances that frustrated us don’t seem too bad now…thanks to those rose coloured glasses. We

Commercial Motor Live

As Logistics Manager for the Kerfoot Group, I was lucky enough to be invited to join one of our haulage partners, Abbey Logistics at Commercial Motor Live at Millbrook Proving Ground near Milton Keynes on 2nd October. One of the perks of the job I guess!
The ground was packed with all the main truck manufacturers exhibiting along with lots of companies offering support services to truck operators. There were also seminars to attend covering many truck-related subjects such as driving

Two men, one morning and a 40 tonne truck!

It was one of the stranger starts to a day I’ve had in a few years! I woke up at 5.30am for a rendezvous with one of our HGV drivers – my guide for the morning was Dave Hodgson and I would be accompanying him on his morning route around the Northeast, delivering our fantastic oils to three Kerfoot Packed Oils clients.

In the Logistics Division at The Kerfoot Group, our day-to-day role is to ensure our oil is delivered to our customers where and when they need it. This

From A to B in style…

You thought Kerfoots couldn’t get any better…. Think again! As our already impressive fleet of vehicles & trailers are already stylish & on trend, we are proud to say that we have just received the final trailer in our recent  order of 4 (pictured) As you can see our vehicles are very eye catching & easy to spot when out & about on the road – Bright, Bold, Catchy & Modern.

We are always looking to deliver our products in the best possible way, with our