DHL Supply Chain has taken delivery of the first of 700 new Volvo trucks, including 550 FH tractor units, as part of a £90million investment in its UK fleet.
José Nava, chief executive of DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland, said that the deliver was the next step in its commitment to “reduce all logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050”.
“Despite uncertain economic conditions, customer demand remains strong so we are continuing to invest in our business and our people. Our partnership with Volvo will deliver significant added value to both our customers and our drivers with the new vehicles improving our operational efficiency and reducing our carbon emissions as we support the development of our customers’ supply chains,” Nava added.
Following an initial tender, Volvo was chosen for the quality of its products, as well as a commitment to deliver comprehensive benefits throughout the life of the fleet, including dedicated account management, driver support and regular vehicle reviews to ensure maximum fuel efficiency continues to be delivered.