Bolloré Logistics Zambia awarded five year contract for local distribution of Total lubricants
Bolloré Logistics Zambia has been awarded the tender contract for the distribution of lubricants by TOTAL Zambia. The contract was awarded for a period of five years renewable.
Bolloré Logistics Zambia will provide local distribution services of lubricants from two main TOTAL depots in Lusaka and Ndola to 15 destinations within Zambia. Three dedicated trucks of 5 tons, 10 tons and 20 tons were purchased for this project following specific client's requirements.
The trucks are closed body straight trucks, the floors are equipped with rollers transfer/pushers and the back of the trucks are fitted with hydraulic tail lift system. These enhancements were necessary to load and handle 210 liters steel drums, 1,000 liters Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) and 20 liters plastic drums daily.
All three trucks are fitted with GPS devices to provide Bolloré Logistics with real time information on trucks whereabouts, drivers' behaviors on the road, routes taken, vehicle consumptions and a wide range of reports to optimize trips and vehicle consumptions.
Drivers are required to pass TOTAL special induction courses and driver management programs for dangerous goods including defensive driving courses and continuous drivers training, over and above standard drivers requirements.
A team of six dedicated staff are allocated to this project including four drivers and two operations supervisors, one in the South and one in the Copper belt.
According to Mr. Olivier Terra, Managing Director of Bolloré Transport & Logistics Zambia, "This new contract with TOTAL gives Bolloré Transport & Logistics Zambia an opportunity to strengthen its existing relationship with a major player in the fuel and lubricants business and offers an ideal entry in the local distribution business in Zambia. It is recognition of our relentless drive for objective performances and continuous improvements which we strive to apply daily in our professional lives."