Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

15pc fuel boost for carrier

Express parcel and pallet carrier Crowfoots has reported a 15 per cent improvement in fuel consumption since it added three new Isuzu Forward 12-tonne rigids to its 70-strong mixed distribution fleet.

The trucks are running on single-shift, general distribution work; two of them working from Crowfoot’s Manchester depot; and the third based out of the Derby depot. The trucks each cover some 3,500 miles per month on mainly intensive stop-start journeys.
Operations director Michael Crowfoot said: “The fuel consumption figures from the three new Isuzu 12 tonners are really very good indeed achieving up to 15mpg on intensive multi-drop distribution work. This compares very favourably with figures of between 12 and 13mpg on their predecessors. And, as you would expect from an Isuzu, we have had no issues from a reliability viewpoint in the first six months of service.”
“The three new Isuzu trucks are handling their workload with ease, and the impressive fuel economy so far will no doubt get even better in the long term as the engines get bedded in and achieve their maximum operating efficiency.”

“The drivers of the new Isuzus have also passed comment about the new 12t vehicles, praising the high specification and comfort factor of the cabs, in addition to the trucks actual performance out on the road.”