TNT Express Services UK & Ireland is introducing a fleet of new collection and delivery vehicles. Featuring a more aerodynamic body design, the 300 new vehicles provide reduced fuel consumption without impacting the volume of goods being carried.
The fleet renewal programme began in late July 2013 and over the last two months the new low-carbon vehicles have been replacing old vehicles on a one to one basis as they come to the end of their operating life. A total of 261 7.5 tonne vehicles have been ordered from DAF, MAN and Iveco, with a further 39 12 tonne vehicles purchased from Iveco. To date, 200 new vehicles have been delivered.
Alistair Cochrane, Managing Director TNT Express Services UK & Ireland, said: "This £12million investment is testament to our commitment to increased fuel efficiency resulting in reduced environmental footprint. We can now service our customers in a manner which has less impact on the environment."
The revision in body design has resulted in a sleeker, more aerodynamic body which reduces drag. The introduction of plastic to the body construction has also reduced the overall weight of the vehicle by 200kg. These improvements in both reduced drag and body weight will result in improved fuel consumption on a like for like basis.
Use of the new 7.5 tonne vehicles, which will operate mainly in and around town and city centres, means that customers can expect their goods to be delivered to the exact standards which they have come to expect from TNT Express, whilst reducing the impact upon the environment.