Emplas has continued to lower emissions, while increasing the capacity of its nationwide delivery fleet, with the addition of new Volvo FM Rigid HGVs.
The new 18-tonne trucks combine the latest Euro 6 emissions standards with modern aerodynamics, helping to improve fuel efficiency by 50% compared to older models.
With two vehicles delivered in August and a further three in November, it completes the transition of the Emplas fleet exclusively to low emission Volvo HGVs.
Jody Vincent, Sales Director, Emplas, said: “We’re working to lower our impact on the environment and our fleet strategy is very important towards meeting those objectives.
“We now have six Volvo FM trucks within our fleet, significantly lowering our emissions and will move exclusively to them as our fleet is renewed.
“This delivers a number of additional advantages, we’re literally based next door to Volvo’s flagship service centre which allows for faster routine maintenance and repair, while class leading telematics, mean vehicle performance is continually tracked, helping us to guarantee the performance of our fleet – and on time deliveries.”
Emplas currently operates a fleet of 14-vehicles. It achieved Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation having successfully completed a rigorous assessment of its fleet management processes in August.
The voluntary scheme helps leading businesses across sectors to improve operator safety, fuel efficiency and to lower fleet emissions.
This has contributed to a 15% fuel reduction in the last year while Emplas is working to build-in a further 10-20% reduction in emissions through the introduction of new route planning software.
Jody Vincent, Sales Director, Emplas added: “Our fleet strategy is critically important in helping to reduce the environmental impact we have but also in making sure our customers get what they need when they need it.
“We’re investing to deliver both, driving change in the make composition of our fleet but also how we manage it, to lower our impact on the environment and to deliver a better service to our customers.”