Hermes Boosts Transport Operation with Mulit-Million Fleet Investmentby Press Release on 2012-12-12 00:40:41
Hermes, the UK’s largest home delivery courier network, has made a multi-million pound investment in more than 100 vehicles as part of its fleet replacement and expansion programme.
The vehicles will include both vans and tractor units to ensure Hermes possesses the necessary transport capacity to handle the significant growth in the company’s parcel volumes.
Eighty six vans made up of a mix of 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles will be used for depot radial work that includes a number of new or extended sites opened this year. Meanwhile, fourteen tractor units have been added to Hermes’ trunking operation that undertakes collections from customer sites and handles distribution requirements within its hub and depot network.
All the vehicles will use automatic gearboxes and aerodynamic bodies to achieve better fuel consumption. This forms part of Hermes’ sustainable approach to its fleet operation to ensure all vehicles operate in an optimum manner in order to cut CO2 emissions and achieve operating efficiencies.
Carole Woodhead, CEO of Hermes commented: “Our aggressive growth strategy means we need to possess the necessary infrastructure and logistics capabilities for a rapidly expanding business. By investing in highly efficient vehicles utilsing the latest technology we are able to keep our operating costs to a minimum and take a responsible approach to our operation.”