Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has appointed a national transport manager to help drive its transport operations forward.
Kevin Buckler has joined the company, which has 16 branches throughout the country, as part of its Health and Safety team and is keen to use his 25 years of experience to build on best practice and safety measures already established within Mobile Mini.
Kevin has enjoyed a flourishing career within the industry since leaving university, having worked in transport and logistics at some of the industry’s biggest companies. His previous roles include national transport manager at Hewden, transport compliance manager at Travis Perkins and regional transport operations manager at Jewson.
Holding an array of valuable qualifications such as CPC, PTLLS, DGSA, NEBOSH and with experience of FORS & CLOCS, Kevin was the obvious person to be appointed such a significant role at a company where safety is its highest priority.
Speaking about the latest addition to the Mobile Mini team, Managing Director Chris Morgan, said: “We’re delighted to have Kevin on board. He brings years of experience and knowledge from previous roles and his learnings can be applied to this role and bring improved efficiencies to Mobile Mini.
“He also has extensive knowledge and understanding of transport legislation and with safety being at the forefront of everything we do here, his appointment demonstrates how seriously we take our responsibilities as a fleet operator.”
Mobile Mini, with its headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees, has a total fleet of 50 lorry mounted loader crane vehicles, one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
As national transport manager, Kevin will be tasked with seeing that the Scania fleet is maintained and up to date at all times. With a strong focus on driver safety and driver welfare, he will ensure all vehicles and drivers are safe and legal, other road users are safe around Mobile Mini vehicles, operator license undertakings are met and relevant staff are adequately informed and trained. Kevin will also be in charge of bringing in new policies, making sure compliance policies are up to date, overseeing transport operations and establish if the Company can increase efficiencies and make cost savings.
On his new position within the company, Kevin said: “I’m thrilled to be working for Mobile Mini and I am looking forward to making a difference by helping to improve efficiency and customer experience.
“I’m hoping to standardise processes and procedures through information, instruction, training and supervision, as well as carry out coaching and mentoring of key branch staff, all with the aim of taking the company to the next level.”
Kevin’s appointment is a timely one, as Mobile Mini recently achieved a gold award for the fourth consecutive year for its fleet of HGV delivery vehicles in the 2016 Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), an initiative operated by Transport for London. The voluntary accreditation scheme, which aims to drive up standards among commercial vehicle operators throughout the UK, requires fleet operators to demonstrate meaningful improvements in safety, environmental impact and efficiency in order to be awarded the highest accolade of gold level.