PepsiCo has added four new double-deckers to its transport fleet. They will be primarily used to transport Quaker Oats from Cupar near Dundee to the distribution centres at Peterlee and Leicester.
And later this year it will take delivery of the newly government approved longer truck trailers. It expects them to cut mileage by a further 250,000 miles.
The company expects the double deck trailers to cut annual diesel consumption by 291,588 litres a year – representing about 750 tonnes of CO2.
The trailers can carry almost twice the number of pallets on board hence cutting the number of journeys PepsiCo’s logistics team need to make,
Simon Brittles, health, safety and environment manager, northern supply chain, said: “Anything we can do to take miles off the road benefits the environment and so I am delighted we now have the new trucks on the road.”