Kuehne + Nagel has adopted a policy of only buying vehicles that come equipped with a turning assistant.
It is testing three different systems of turning assistant: optical, radar-based and ultra-sound assisted.
In addition, it said that all new vehicles would also meet the strictest standards for fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
The first 350 new fleet vehicles will be used in Germany and France.
“Road safety is a key component of our sustainability strategy. By using several different systems, we can gain additional experiences that enable us to further optimise our fleet’s road safety. This helps us increase the acceptance of lorries, which are a high-performance means of transport. We consciously opt for particularly low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles”, said Uwe Hött, Senior vice president Overland at Kuehne + Nagel.