International express carrier DHL has taken delivery of its first two lveco Eurocargos, which replace two older Cargos operating out of its hub at East Midlands International Airport. Both vehicles are Eurocargo 75E17S models fitted with sleeper cabs, and are being used to run a daily collection and delivery service between the hub and two DHL service centres in Exeter and Ipswich.
Finished in DHL’s new red and yellow livery, the vehicles are expected to cover approximately 500,000km during their three-year life on the fleet.
“Iveco is our preferred supplier at 7.5 tonnes, and although we have a large number of Cargos already in the fleet, these are the first of the new Eurocargo models to enter operation,” explains Peter Bentley, UK Linehaul analyst at DHL’s East Midlands hub.
The vehicles feature GRP box bodies and join a fleet of 45 vehicles, 11% of which are other Iveco models including a number of Stralis Active Space tractor units. Both Eurocargos are powered by Iveco’s state-of-the-art 3.9 litre four-cylinder tector engine.