To support the continued growth of our Overland business we have upgraded our East Midlands Gateway (EMG) based fleet by purchasing 13 new rigid vehicles and 50 new double-deck box trailers.
This investment comes only one year after we opened our new state-of-the-art facility at EMG, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, where we provide groupage, part load and full load services to a wide range of clients. We are committed to providing our customers with environmentally-friendly, sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions that will reduce our collective CO2 footprint and help them achieve their environmental targets.
All of the new vehicles conform to the latest European standards on emissions and are fitted with sophisticated telemetry systems to enable monitoring of vehicle and driver performance. This helps to improve driving styles, which in turn will bring important safety, fuel efficiency and emission reduction benefits helping us reach our commitment to offer CO2-neutral transport from 2020 onwards.
The new 7 x 26 tonne and 6 x 18 tonne rigid vehicles will be used for local deliveries and collections and the trailers will be part of our Overland fleet departing daily to 32 European countries. Our double-deck trailers are equipped with a double deck bar system to ensure load safety and maximise the capacity of the trailer, allowing us to consolidate cargo from different clients to the same destinations and help to reduce their supply chain costs.
Kuehne+Nagel’s UK Overland Director Jim Hedderwick said: “We are delighted with our fleet modernisation which is a part of our on-going investment in our Overland infrastructure , we are very proud to invest in equipment which is built to support our Carbon Neutral commitment and at the same time will add value to the supply chains of our customers.”