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100 trucks for Hermes

Published: 11 December 2012  12:18 PM
Industry Channel: Transport & Distribution 

Home delivery company Hermes has bought more than 100 vehicles as part of its fleet replacement and expansion programme. The vehicles include both vans and tractor units to ensure Hermes possesses the necessary transport capacity to handle the growth in volumes.

The order includes 86 vans between 7.5 tonnes and 18 tonnes as well as 14  tractor units. The rigids will used for depot radial work including a  number of new sites that are due to open over the coming months.

All the vehicles will use automatic gearboxes and aerodynamic bodies to achieve better fuel consumption.

CEO Carole Woodhead, said: “Our aggressive growth strategy means we need to possess the necessary infrastructure and logistics capabilities for a rapidly expanding business. By investing in highly efficient vehicles utilising the latest technology we are able to keep our operating costs to a minimum and take a responsible approach to our operation.”

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"All the vehicles will use automatic gearboxes and aerodynamic bodies to achieve better fuel consumption". Its all well and good saying they will achieve better fuel consumption, but if they are only half full they will have to use 2 vehicles to move the same amount of stock as one, thus actually using more fuel and increasing hermes carbon footprint. Its the one thing most hauliers never discuss when talking about fuel reduction, optimisation.
james sproston 13 Dec 2012

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