DHL takes delivery of first of 700 new Volvo trucks

Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has marked a new strategic partnership with Volvo Trucks by taking delivery of the first of 700 new Volvo vehicles, including 550 FH tractor units, in what is claimed to be the single biggest UK purchase of vehicles of its type

As part of a £90 million investment in its UK fleet announced by DHL last month, the new vehicles meet the latest Euro-6 Step D fuel efficiency regulation, while offering comprehensive driver fuel efficiency aid packages and the latest Volvo I-See predictive cruise control.

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.

José Nava, CEO of DHL Supply Chain UKI said: “Today marks the next step in our 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.”

Robert Grozdanovski, managing director of Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland, added that the company was “truly delighted” to be the chosen supplier for DHL Supply Chain’s order of 700 new vehicles. “The order strengthens further our existing, effective strategic working partnership with DHL Supply Chain and is complemented by industry-leading levels of customer support from our dedicated key account management staff.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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