Travis Perkins invests in Volvo trucks to attempt to meet carbon targets

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 Travis Perkins is investing in a new fleet of 26-tonne trucks, designed to support the Group’s ambitious carbon reduction target and maximise the safety and efficiency of its transport operations.

The multi-million-pound investment will see approximately 170 Volvo FM 330 6×2 rear-steer rigids delivered into service over two years.

The new vehicles form an integrated part of the Group’s fleet decarbonisation roadmap, with each one benefitting from the latest Euro VI Step E diesel engine technology – engineered to reduce emissions by saving fuel, and with the capability to run on hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO).

The new fleet will be predominantly serviced and maintained within the Volvo Trucks dealer network, with the order including a mix of 5,200mm and 5,600mm wheelbases, to suit the varying needs of the company’s different branches.

The vehicles join a 1,600-strong commercial vehicle fleet and be in operation up to six days per week, covering around 30,000 miles per year.

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