DHL takes delivery of 700 new tractor units

DHL Supply Chain has taken delivery of 700 new vehicles, including 550 FH tractor units.

The delivery marks the start of a new strategic partnership between the logistics giant – part of Deutsche Post DHL Group – and Volvo Trucks.

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

José Nava, CEO 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.”