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Delivery driver retires after 30 years

For the last thirty years Alpha Rail has relied on the superb service offered by Pete Knighton of Knighton Haulage who has travelled the length and breadth of the UK delivering metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrails to our project locations.

Pete has recently announced his retirement and to thank him for his hard work and commitment Alpha Rail presented him with a Virgin experience voucher. Having looked at the various choices, Pete chose to swap his steering wheel for a centre stick with an introductory flying lesson!

Commenting, Phil Ball, Sales Director said, “Alpha Rail prides itself on customer service. It’s vital to our success to have a trusted partner who we could rely on to get our products to their destinations at the time we promise. Pete has been amazing and has never let us down.”

Phil continued, “Pete’s company was contracted to collect the metal railings, gates or pedestrian guardrail from Alpha Rail. His fleet included three vehicles especially fitted out with lifting cranes to ensure all types of metalwork could be lifted safely and delivered in an undamaged condition to the required destination. He would always be on time to meet our contractors because he was aware that any delay would affect the start of the project and have a negative impact on the perception the client had of Alpha Rail. It will be strange not seeing him around the loading bay in future, but wish him a long and happy retirement.”


Pete added, “I have really enjoyed working for Alpha Rail. They are a great team of people and we got along well together. They are obviously very committed to delivering a good customer service and it was a delight to be part of their team.”

Pete has been married for 42 years to wife Linda. They have two daughters Sarah and Elissa and two grandsons Barnaby and Wilbur. He says he intends to spend his retirement maintaining his large garden and tinkering with his classic cars.

Committed to providing local employment opportunities, Alpha Rail plans to use a small number of local haulage contractors who have been carefully vetted to ensure they share our customer service those. Our promise to our customers is that there will be no change to our service level following Pete’s retirement.