Tesco says it has bolstered its commitment to local markets by enlisting its vehicles from within Northern Ireland.
The food retail giant has contracted 28 new Volvo FM tractor units from local Volvo truck and bus dealer, Dennison Commercials Ltd, whose headquarters are in Ballyclare.
A further nine vehicles are to be delivered before December this year. The new trucks will operate out of their Belfast and Antrim distribution centres, which are among Dennison's four bases across Northern Ireland.
The vehicles all have five-year service contracts on them which Tesco maintains demonstrates its "long-term commitment to the local business and provides stability and job security for the future".
John LaRosa, regional engineer for Tesco Distribution, said the UK firm had enjoyed a "very strong partnership with Dennisons for 15 years now, since Tesco was first introduced into Northern Ireland".
Tesco has been trying to market its 'buy local' credentials over the last few months in an effort to bolster its standing with communities.