Wincanton has rolled out 36 new vehicles to improve the efficiency of milk collections from 1,350 farmers for Dairy Crest.
The new fleet additions will increase capacity through the use of drawbar combinations, using fewer vehicles, easier scheduling and fuel is expected to be reduced by around 160,000 litres.
Chris Kingshott, managing director at Wincanton, said: “The pumping system increases the speed at which milk collections are conducted, which improves efficiency and reduces carbon emissions. The vehicles also have a five minute idle shut-down device, which can reduce fuel consumption and therefore carbon emissions by up to 439 tonnes per annum.”
The vehicles will also be installed with an Isotrak telematics system, which will deliver further carbon emission savings of up to 183 tonnes each year.