DSV UK has invested in 50 new rigid 7.5-tonne and 18.0-tonne Volvo lorries to add to its UK fleet. This is in conjunction with their partner General Express Services Limited.
Whilst the majority of these vehicles will replace the existing fleet, overall, the total number of vehicles based in Purfleet will increase by 6 as a result of the growing volume of business in the domestic market.
The new vehicles, which will be based in Purfleet, will primarily service customers in London and the South East. All the vehicles are fitted with tail lifts and have the latest Euro 6 engines, ensuring they minimise impact on the environment and are compliant with London’s emission zone regulations. The new 18.0-ton vehicles, which are all Volvo, also come fully loaded with the newest safety features to protect DSV’s drivers and other road users.
Nick Trencher, DSV Divisional General Manager UK Domestic, commented on the acquisition: ‘We are extremely pleased with our investment. Nationally we now have 250 vehicles, increasing up to 300 at peak periods with 7.5 ton and 18.0 ton units making up the majority of the fleet. These new vehicles ensure we have the latest model fuel-efficient, emission compliant vehicles and provide total reliability, which can service fast growing volumes. Most of the trucks are now on the road and we will continue to add new vehicles to the fleet until September.’
Nick continued: ‘At DSV we know from experience if we run a modern, high quality fleet and continue to focus on operational excellence, we will deliver an even better level of service to our customers.’
To enhance the operational efficiencies, the entire DSV UK fleet also now has brand new PDA equipment with improved touchscreen functionally which will monitor and record live time collection and delivery.
Nick explained: ‘The new PDA technology is key to DSV being able to deliver comprehensive data and communications and a fast and efficient service for all our customers across the UK.’
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