Yodel invests nearly £15 million in HGV fleet

Delivery company Yodel has announced a £14.5 million investment in its fleet of HGVs through the purchase of 45 new tractor units and 120 double-decker trailers.

It is hoped that this investment will improve efficiency, allowing Yodel to better cope with growing demand and meet its sustainability commitments.

Carl Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Yodel, said: “This investment further improves our ability to manage the rapidly increasing demand we have seen over the last year. Continued investment across the business, in fleet and our warehouse space, is reflective of an incredible period of growth and we’re pleased to be continuing along this trajectory.”

Yodel is working towards its target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

The company’s new DAF 450 XF tractor units have “up to 12% greater fuel efficiency than alternatives” and will make use of Android-based DriveTab tablet devices from Microlise to reduce overage mileage.

As well as this, the new units have upgraded safety features, including a windscreen that is 33% larger than previous models, GPS-guided predictive cruise control, and cameras positioned around the cabin to give drivers a wider field of vision than traditional mirrors.

Yodel confirmed that prior to this, it had already invested over £1 million in 15 new tractor units this financial year.

The double-decker trailer units are fitted with solar panels which power the movement of decks in loading and unloading operations, reducing the need to access an external energy supply.

Two trailers have already been delivered to Yodel, with eight more expected over the next few weeks. Yodel expects to take receipt of the remaining trailers between July and the end of the year.

Source: logisticsmanager.com

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