Hermes orders 300 new trailers

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Delivery company Hermes has ordered 300 Fastback trailers from Cartwright as part of its fleet replacement programme.

Rob Elmore, fleet services manager at Hermes said: “We have undergone considerable growth in the past 12 months, so we need to have the necessary infrastructure and logistical capabilities in place. The trailer investment will not only ensure we possess the capacity to handle parcel volumes now and in the future, but also help reduce operating costs and minimise the impact of our operation on the environment.”

Hermes is looking to the 13.6 metre trailers to improve fuel consumption, reliability and help reduce its carbon footprint.

The trailers are being delivered to Hermes in two stages with completion by the end of February. They will be used for the collection of customer parcels into the Hermes’ hubs, as well as for the trunking operation between these locations and its nationwide depot network. The company is targeting a fuel economy improvement of between 5 and 8 per cent.

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