The Endurance of the Delivery Driver

05 January 2017

Hazchem Network were delighted to hear about the exploits of one of the drivers from Depot 083 / 084 Delsol [Delivery Solutions] based in North Wales and Chester, who provide ADR logistics services for the CH and LL postcodes.

The Hazchem Network team pass their congratulations, especially as money is raised for a very worthy cause Help for Heroes

Grant Mooney, who works for North Wales delivery company Delsol, has leapt over fire pits, launched himself from 30 feet high walls, braved barbed wire and electric shocks, run with heavy sand bags and tackled muddy obstacle courses to gain the Spartan Trifecta medal.

The honour, made from three interlocking pieces, is awarded to athletes who complete the triple Spartan challenge. Across three races in a year, they put their mental and physical strength to the test by running a total of 38 kilometres at three different locations and overcoming more than 65 obstacles.

Grant, who lives in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, has also taken part in five Tough Mudder challenges around the UK, which helps raise funds for Help for Heroes.

By day he drives an 18-tonne truck for Delsol, taking deliveries of pallets from the company’s base in Sandycroft, Flintshire, to commercial customers around the Wirral.

"Every race is across tough terrain and is exhausting,  but I love it - it really makes you feel alive. I was very pleased to be awarded the medal as it means I am part of the special worldwide Spartan Trifecta Tribe. Now I would like to take part in the World’s Toughest Mudder in Arizona, where you aim to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours - and each lap can be 10 miles long." Said Grant Mooney

The Spartan races were launched in America in 2011 and are now sponsored by sportswear firm Reebok, and classed as some of the toughest in the world.

"I was originally working in a warehouse and then became a van driver with Delsol. When I got the chance to train for my HGV with Delsol I jumped at it. I now want to train for my Class One licence so I can drive the really big vehicles - Delsol are very good at personal development like that. Being a lorry driver delivering pallets is physical, even though we do have pallet trucks, and being fit for the endurance races really helps when it comes to moving pallets around." Grant added

Delsol joint managing director Tony Parry commented "I am always astounded when I see Grant’s photos from his races - they are certainly very tough challenges. We have been pleased to see his progress through the company and fully support his aims to continue enhancing his driving skills.

"We are always keen to hear from drivers who would like to join our team, and who share our high standards of customer service. They don’t have to be quite as physically fit as Grant to do the job, though!"

Delsol delivers items around the UK and across the globe to retail, commercial, industrial and private addresses, for large companies through to small enterprises and personal customers.

The company was originally founded in Bethesda, North Wales, in 1999 by Tony Parry and Simon Walker. They opened a purpose-built delivery depot and warehouse facility in nearby Caernarfon in 2003, and six years later launched a second depot in Sandycroft, Deeside, Flintshire.

The company now has 80-strong fleet of modern delivery vans and tail-lift equipped trucks, and employs more than 125 people, and incorporates ADR capability for Dangerous Goods with alignment to Hazchem Network.

More details about the company


TEL : 01248 679933 or 01244 525090.