The Malcolm Group in partnership with Direct Rail Services (DRS), on Tuesday 8th June 2010 re-launched a pioneering rail service between Daventry in the Midlands and Mossend in Scotland. With industry leading levels of customer service performance, The Malcolm Group/DRS partnership has once again secured sufficient volumes for this service to return to traffic.

The service will run five days per week with each daily train hauling up to 26 containers. It is estimated that CO2 savings of 12,000 tonnes per year will be made. This equates to removing over 13,000 lorry journeys off the road network between Daventry and Mossend which will have a significant impact on reducing congestion and improving safety.

Chris Connelly, Commercial and Strategy Director for DRS is confident that DRS will see more services of this nature in the near future. He added, “DRS’ performance and reliability is the best in the industry. Our unique partnerships with premium road hauliers such as The Malcolm Group has allowed us to bring together best practices in the fusion of logistics efficiencies demanded in this competitive market environment.”

Jim Clark, the Managing Director for Malcolm Logistics commented, “We are delighted to be operating this service again and it is important that we continue to work closely with DRS to find transport solutions and develop an integrated transport package to suit the needs and demands of customers.”